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Mayoral candidate to seek counseling

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Garthia Halbert, a candidate in Columbus' mayoral race, agreed before a lunacy hearing in Lowndes County Chancery Court on Thursday to seek treatment at Community Counseling Services.

Trailblazers of integration: African Americans in area remember trials, triumphs of tumultuous process

Posted yesterday in Area

Before Henry Ashford started his senior year of high school in 1966, his father sat him down and asked him if he wanted to be one of the first black students to attend Starkville High School.

SMART manager still eyeing Golden Triangle connections

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system could add connections to Golden Triangle industrial sites outside of Oktibbeha County in the future, as Jeremiah Dumas, MSU's parking services and transit director, confirmed his organization is actively discussing a carpool option with government agencies and private sector providers.

Districts 'Go Open' for instructional resources

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Educators from all over the country came to Columbus Thursday for a technology convention on how they can use and share curricula and other educational resources online -- a movement many of them say is the way of the future.

County man arrested for assault, cyberstalking

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend's house and choking her.

Columbus Exchange Club selects its ACEs

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club meets every week, but for Lee Burdine, Thursday's meeting is the one he looks forward to most each year.


White House adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

Posted yesterday in National

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.



Administration expects Justice crackdown on legalized marijuana

Posted yesterday in National

The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown on the drug, even as a solid majority of Americans believe it should be legal.



Miss. governor wants renewed push for lottery

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that he wants legislators to make a late-session push to enact a lottery that might generate tens of millions of dollars a year in revenue.



Miss. Senate panel kills bill to limit powers of attorney general

Posted yesterday in State

A bill to limit the powers of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood is "pretty much dead" after a committee voted to set it aside without making a final decision, the chairman said Thursday.



Sanctuary city ban heads to Miss. House

Posted yesterday in State

A bill headed to the Mississippi House says cities, counties, state agencies and public colleges can't prevent employees from asking someone's immigration status and can't give legal status to people who have entered the country without permission.



Former Southaven mayor's retrial moved out of the county

Posted yesterday in State

A judge has decided that former Southaven, Mississippi, Mayor Greg Davis will be retried four counties away on felony fraud and embezzlement charges.



Mississippi could expand dyslexia voucher program

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi lawmakers could expand a program enabling students to use state money to attend schools with specialized help for dyslexia.


Jackson enters Ward 4 council race

Posted 2/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Ward 4 Columbus councilman now fields four candidates.

City waives $80K debt for struggling company

Posted 2/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved a resolution Tuesday for an agreement with a local company to take care of more than $70,000 in back taxes and late note payments on its property.

Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing

Posted 2/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus mayoral candidate faces a lunacy hearing today in Lowndes County Chancery Court.

The Sherman Business Report: Nana's Country Kitchen open in Columbus

Posted 2/23/2017 in Business

Columbus' Highway 45 gained a new restaurant on Feb. 1.


SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today

Posted 2/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three finalists for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's upcoming superintendent vacancy will meet district stakeholders and interview with the school board today, Friday and Monday.



Business brief: Infinity Megasite awarded

Posted 2/23/2017 in Business



Business brief: Hank's BBQ recognized

Posted 2/23/2017 in Business



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