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Fire station construction to resume within 2 weeks

Posted 3/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of inactivity, construction will resume on the new Fire Station 4 on Airline Road with the goal of completing the station by the end of the year.

Auditor: Starkville has clean FY 18 audit

Posted 3/21/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville has posted clean results for its Fiscal Year 2018 audit, according to a Watkins, Ward and Stafford auditor.

Business Moves with Mary: Two new restaurants open in Starkville

Posted 3/21/2019 in Business

Starkville is gearing up for its grand opening of Chicken Salad Chick, 602 Hwy 12 E., on Tuesday.

Photo: Kick Butts Event

Posted 3/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students and Boys and Girls Club members gather for the Zombie Walk, an anti-smoking event, at the Boys and Girls Club in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Students held signs and chanted "smoking is wack, you can't take it back" and "you won't last smoking that gas."

 

Building permits for 3-21-19

Posted 3/21/2019 in Business

 

 

Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Posted 3/21/2019 in State

Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.

 

 

Supreme Court troubled by jury selection bias in Mississippi

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

Deeply troubled by a Mississippi prosecutor's pattern of excluding African-American jurors, the Supreme Court seemed in broad agreement Wednesday that a black death row inmate's conviction and death sentence at his sixth murder trial could not stand.

 

 

AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller's probe has been fair and impartial.

 

 

Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."

 

 

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes this year, reflecting a dimmer view of the economy as growth weakens in the United States and abroad.

 

 

South Carolina firm plans $2M Mississippi branch, hiring 20

Posted 3/21/2019 in State

A South Carolina meat company is investing $2 million to open a warehouse in Mississippi's Delta region, hiring 20 people.

 

 

Forecasters: 'Potentially historic' flooding threatens South

Posted 3/21/2019 in Area

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks.

 

 

Mississippi lawmakers pass bill requiring school shooter drills

Posted 3/21/2019 in State

Lawmakers on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings, including mandatory twice-yearly active shooter drills and a threat-reporting mechanism to be monitored by the state Department or Public Safety.

 

 

Research on emergency medical internet set for Mississippi

Posted 3/21/2019 in State

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will conduct research with a federal group to improve how emergency workers use mobile internet to provide medical care in rural areas.

 

 

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.

 

 

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week.

 

 

Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

Posted 3/21/2019 in National

Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?

 

Area Catholics react to diocese list of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Posted 3/20/2019 in Area

Father Jason Johnston was removing an old picture frame from its place on the wall in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville on Tuesday afternoon.

Man tells his story of abuse by a priest who served in the Columbus area

Posted 3/20/2019 in Area

John Long will be 83 in April and confesses there are things he cannot remember from his childhood. Such is the erosive nature of time.

 

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