City hires public defender for Municipal Court

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a split vote Tuesday evening, the Columbus City Council hired its first dedicated public defender in years for Municipal Court.

Hilton: Hospital report filled with misleading data

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton said a report calling upon the county to seek transaction proposals for the publicly-owned health care operation was led to its conclusion because of cherry-picked data misrepresenting the hospital's true financial standing.

Carver: Selling OCH would be 'political suicide'

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 1 Starkville Alderman Ben Carver warned his county counterparts during Tuesday's public hearing on OCH Regional Medical Center's future that selling or leasing the hospital would be "political suicide" and that he would "find people to run against" sitting incumbents if they move forward with a deal.

Defense bills would secure immediate future of CAFB

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $611 billion defense policy bill that is before the U.S. Senate this week could mean good news for Columbus Air Force Base and all other U.S. military installations.








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