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Moore attorney 'disappointed and shocked' by judge's ruling

Posted 7/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Johnny Moore quickly left the Oktibbeha County circuit courtroom Friday following a judge's ruling he would not be made mayor of Starkville.

Spruill looks forward to focusing on city work without distraction of election challenge

Posted 7/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Lynn Spruill wanted to treat the days leading up to Friday no differently than any of the others since she took office more than a year ago.

City lashes back at county over CLRA funds

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is defending itself against claims it has withheld money rightfully belonging to Lowndes County since the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority dissolved last October.

A long, unexpected journey to citizenship: Caledonia grad fights deportation, connects years later with South Korean siblings

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2000, Richi James Lesley was enrolled in his final year at Mississippi State University when he learned something about himself that changed his life.


Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

Posted 7/21/2018 in National

Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees and persist into next week.



Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates

Posted 7/21/2018 in National

Many anxious American farmers are delaying purchases and investment while hoping for a truce in a U.S.-China trade war that has left their crops at a competitive disadvantage overseas.



Hood: 'Net' around info about road proposed near Reeves home

Posted 7/21/2018 in State

The Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that he might ask the state auditor or another independent investigator to look at records about a $2 million state road that was proposed near the lieutenant governor's home.



Trump finds it 'inconceivable' lawyer would tape a client

Posted 7/21/2018 in National

Donald Trump said Saturday he finds it "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with Trump.



Political spending getting more secretive with IRS change

Posted 7/21/2018 in National

Political spending in the U.S. is about to become even more secretive after the IRS this week dropped a requirement that many nonprofits have to provide lists of their major donors.



Civil rights legend Meredith says he's on a mission from God

Posted 7/21/2018 in State

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.



Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

Posted 7/21/2018 in National

"Grab the baby!" Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.


Spruill stays: Judge Ford's ruling ends yearlong challenge

Posted 7/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A circuit court judge has ruled Mayor Lynn Spruill the victor in last year's mayoral runoff election.

County, city agree to negotiate tax collection fee

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County supervisors now say they are willing to negotiate the details of a potential $80,000 increase in the fee Lowndes County charges the city of Columbus to collect its property taxes.

LCES director discusses emergency notification system costs

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Emergency Services Director Cindy Lawrence packed a lot of information into her 30-minute appearance at Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, detailing the work of the LCES, informing the audience how to prepare for emergencies and outlining how her agency operates.

For the love of music: Sunstroke House concerts draw musicians from across the U.S.

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, Columbus resident and music fanatic Jami Nettles left the continent to see her favorite band.

Celebration held to honor WWII vet

Posted 7/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thursday was, as Emil Lovely described it, time to say goodbye to Beattie Street. Soon it will be time to say hello to Roosevelt Taylor Sr. Drive.

MSU offers free seminar for children with dyslexia

Posted 7/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will host its first dyslexia seminar Saturday geared toward children.


Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

Posted 7/20/2018 in National

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together.


SOCSD board approves administrative moves

Posted 7/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Overstreet Elementary School has a new interim principal after the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board moved former principal Tim Bourne to a new administrative position at Tuesday's meeting.

Columbus man arrested for allegedly molesting child

Posted 7/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly molesting a child.


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