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Lowndes Co. schools approve $121M budget

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees met Tuesday to approve the district budget for the 2015-2016 school year and authorized the issuance of the $44 million in bonds voters approved in May.

 

Semi takes spill on 82

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-wheeler carrying a load of cotton seeds on Highway 82 overturned as it was westbound on a curve near the 18th Avenue North exit about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Browning on Business: Monument cleaning venture opens

Posted earlier today in Business

We've all seen cemeteries where gravesite maintenance seems to have fallen by the wayside. Now, a new Golden Triangle business can help.

Sturdivant announces write-in campaign for District 41 seat

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standing before family, friends and community supporters, Tiffany Sturdivant formally declared her campaign for the District 41 state representative seat as a write-in candidate on the Riverwalk in Columbus on Wednesday.

FootGolf comes to Columbus

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Whispering Pines golf course introduced a new feature Wednesday designed to lower the barrier of entry to the sport: FootGolf.

Recusal postpones Vaughn's DUI trial until Aug.

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence trial is set for Aug. 11 after Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown recused herself from future proceedings Tuesday.

Columbus man arrested after attacking woman

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and burglary.

West Point selectman take a pay cut

Posted earlier today in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen is taking a self-administered pay cut this week. At Monday's budget hearing, the board voted 4-1 to lower their salaries from $18,000 a year to $14,500.

 

Miss. Highway Patrol to increase number of patrol troopers for July 4 weekend

Posted earlier today in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol District 5 will increase the number of troopers it has on a patrol for the Fourth of July weekend, according to Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed with MHP.

 

Arrest report: 7-2-15

Posted earlier today in Area

Editorial cartoon for 7-2-15

Posted earlier today in National

 

Building permits 7-2-15

Posted earlier today in Business

 

Business brief: Kelley selected

Posted earlier today in Business

Business brief: NMMC-West Point honors academic achievers

Posted earlier today in Business

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point administrator Barry Keel honored the hospital's Academic Achievers with a luncheon June 24 in their honor.

 

BancorpSouth extends merger agreements

Posted earlier today in Business

BancorpSouth has received some extra time to complete merger agreements with Central Community Corp. of Temple, Texas and Ouachita Banchares Corp. of West Monroe, Louisiana.

 

 

US probes possible collusion among airlines to keep fares up

Posted earlier today in Business

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

 

 

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns

Posted earlier today in National

TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."

 

 

Polygamous trio applies for wedding license

Posted earlier today in National

A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.

 

 

Many but not all in GOP object as US, Cuba plan embassies

Posted earlier today in National

Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack Obama was born.

 

 

Macy's dumps Trump; NYC reviewing contracts

Posted earlier today in National

The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.

 

 

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