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Boykin files federal suit against Columbus

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer involved in the October shooting death of Ricky Ball has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

Yokohama rep talks cross cultural communication at MUW

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi has hired 300 employees and hopes to hire 500 -- most from the Golden Triangle region -- by the end of 2016.

 

City files brief in Ethics Commission appeal

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recently-filed brief by the city of Columbus claims that the Mississippi Ethics Commission overstepped its bounds when it ruled that the mayor and city council violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

 

CMSD moves to identify at-risk youth

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District will soon have a way to track students for success as young as kindergarten.

CPD honors life-saving officers

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, the Columbus Police Department recognized two of its officers for their work reviving a shooting victim outside the Princess Theater early Sunday morning.

 

SFD courtesy inspections boosting dept's visibility

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville firefighters are providing an additional service to business owners with courtesy walkthroughs that identify potential fire code violations.

 

Public invited to Parks planning meetings

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials are asking residents to attend a three-day set of meetings designed to gather public input for its park system's master planning efforts.

Dunkelberg to publish poetry collection

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus poet Kendall Dunkelberg will publish his third collection, titled "Barrier Island Suite," in March.

Students, families invited to Bulldog Family Weekend

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the fourth consecutive year, families of current Mississippi State students are invited to visit campus to learn more about the university experience and Bulldog family.

 

No smoke alarm in more than half of Miss. fatal fires

Posted about 1 hour ago in State

More than half the people killed last year by house fires in Mississippi were in homes without working smoke alarms, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office said.

 

 

Police: 2 guns used in Miss. Mardi Gras shooting

Posted about 1 hour ago in State

Two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four other people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, but investigators don't know how many people fired them, the police chief said Monday.

 

 

Executive: Miss. plant will make mix of tires

Posted about 1 hour ago in State

A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in recent years.

 

 

Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Posted about 1 hour ago in National

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary today with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.

 

Downtown shooting injures one

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man is in stable condition after he was shot early Sunday morning in downtown Columbus, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.

McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris McDill, a local artist and craftsman, died yesterday after a lengthy illness.

 

Upcoming bills aimed at renaming GT highways

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several forthcoming pieces of legislation seek to rename portions of Golden Triangle highways after longtime local legislators.

 

 

Black History Month: Luckett to speak about Margaret Walker

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Robert Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present "This Is My Century: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The W's Poindexter Hall.

 

Four MSMS students qualify for U.S. Presidential Scholar

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students are among 4,000 candidates selected across the U.S. for their test scores and academic achievement to qualify for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award, which recognizes the most distinguished graduating seniors in the nation.

Ward 5 candidates outline goals, platforms

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates running for the Ward 5 seat on the Columbus City Council spoke at Hunt Museum during the Mississippi Derby Tea Social on Saturday.

Columbus child struck by vehicle

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus child was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near Seventh Street North on Saturday.

 

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