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CHS student charged as juvenile for threat

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A student at Columbus High School is being charged with cyberstalking after posting on Facebook over the weekend that he planned to shoot a firearm at the school Monday.

McClanahan appointed Lowndes prosecutor

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his 48 years as an attorney, Hal McClanahan said he's still looking for new experiences.

Miller: Supes need new president next year

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During a disagreement over how to handle a roadwork project, District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller said it was time the board changed presidents.

Oktibbeha supervisor claims employees should be paying more for dependent health insurance

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County supervisor suggested publicly on Monday the county may be breaking the law in the way employees pay for health care coverage for dependents.


Suspect in custody for West Point shooting

Posted earlier today in Area

A West Point man was hospitalized after a Monday night shooting.



Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban

Posted earlier today in State

Mississippi is trying to revive one the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation. The state's Democratic attorney general, Jim Hood, filed a notice of appeal Monday in support of a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks.


Mississippi GOP senator sworn in after special election win

Posted earlier today in State

A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi has taken her oath of office nearly three weeks after winning a special election.


Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

Posted earlier today in National

The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington.



For Trump, the economy is a potential 2020 storm cloud

Posted earlier today in National

Forget Robert Mueller. The greatest threat to President Donald Trump's re-election bid may not be the slew of investigations closing in on his Oval Office but a possible economic slowdown.



Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Posted earlier today in National

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer.



Study: Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards

Posted earlier today in National

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released -- but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.



After the Fed's likely rate hike this week, all bets are off

Posted earlier today in National

Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility.



US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

Posted earlier today in National

The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.



AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

Posted earlier today in National

Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for Health Statistics show just how much your neighborhood can impact the length of your life.



As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

Posted earlier today in National

If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start.



Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

Posted earlier today in National

Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee.



CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance

Posted earlier today in National

CBS announced Monday that former CEO Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million severance package after the board of directors concluded he violated company policy and was uncooperative with an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.



Analysis: Top 2 Republican counties could split in governor primary

Posted yesterday in State

The road to the Republican nomination for statewide offices in Mississippi runs through a few conservative communities. In a largely rural state of just under 3 million residents, Republican candidates' strategy is usually to seek support in a short list of vote-rich counties and to pad out a winning margin with additional votes from counties with smaller populations.


Starkville drafts MDOT roadway access standards

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is looking to implement new access standards for its roadways, which could affect future developments.

Facebook gun threat lands student in jail

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus High School student is in custody after he apparently made a Facebook post threatening to shoot the school.


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