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Unemployment continues to drop in Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Area

School is out ... and it shows.

Building hope: World Changers mission takes on 14 projects in Lowndes Co.

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

One look at Lexi Moon and you know exactly what she's been up to. The boot on her left foot has a large splatter of white paint and her jeans and T-shirt are smeared with paint, too. Her hands are covered in it.

CPD officer suspended for Facebook posts

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three social media posts that landed a Columbus Police Department officer a 28-day suspension are now associated with a former officer's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city in federal court.

Lincoln collection lands at MSU

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting at his desk, all former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams can see are the empty shelves and cases surrounding him.

Council tables election commission appointments

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will wait until its next meeting to finish appointing members to the Municipal Election Commission.

Wiseman sees future park space for Rolling Hills

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says he's optimistic the incoming mayor and board of aldermen will continue his efforts to obtain a small portion of Ward 6 land and convert the space into a public park for the Rolling Hills subdivision.

 

Man lands crop duster on highway Tuesday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded Tuesday to a private plane that had landed in the middle of the highway.

 

Business brief: GTR Airport director earns accredited airport distinction

Posted yesterday in Business

Golden Triangle Regional Airport's deputy director has completed a three-phase accreditation process to become an Accredited Airport Executive, according to a press release from the American Association of Airport Executives.

 

Business brief: Legacy Hospice honored

Posted yesterday in Business

 

 

Building permits 6-22-17

Posted yesterday in Business

 

 

Regulators move to pull the plug on Kemper plant

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more.

 

 

Sheriff: Miss. bank teller killed, suspect also dead

Posted yesterday in State

A Mississippi bank teller was killed during an attempted robbery, and authorities say the suspect took her own life after a police chase.

 

 

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Posted yesterday in National

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early today in southwestern Louisiana.

 

 

Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

Posted yesterday in National

The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.

 

 

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Posted yesterday in National

The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday.

 

 

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

Posted yesterday in National

A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks.

 

Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The house on the corner Sixth Avenue North and Ninth Street in Columbus has been for sale for about a month.

Proposed pay raise for councilmen fails

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted down an attempt to give its members a $3,000 raise for the next term, and the councilman who brought the matter forward refuses to explain why he did so.

LINK head concerned about state budget cuts

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite tight state budgets affecting grant and loan funding for infrastructure, the Golden Triangle Development LINK has continued to see sizable projects come to the area, according to Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins.

 

Starkville settles fuel dispute with former airport operator

Posted 6/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A dispute over a reimbursement claim for lost airplane fuel appears to be settled after Starkville aldermen voted to pay Kenneth Aasand $2,081.56 contingent on the former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator signing a settlement agreement.

 

 

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