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CMSD board buys new books

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

A year in, is J5 Broaddus saving Columbus money?

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How much money J5 Broaddus may have saved the city during its first year as Columbus' project managing firm isn't known, but the man who runs the company says the savings exceed the $90,000 flat rate paid to it during its first 12 months of work.

Historic Columbus depot has a buyer

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A historic building in downtown Columbus that is more than 125 years old and teetering on the verge of disrepair has been bought by a developer.

County working on possible storm shelter project

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could address the lack of county-maintained, public storm shelters with federal funding in the future.

Lowndes man found guilty of manslaughter

Posted 8/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man was found guilty of manslaughter in Lowndes County Circuit Court Friday afternoon for shooting and killing a man romantically involved with the defendant's wife.

 

Nunnelee seeks 3rd term after brain surgery

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is likely to make few campaign appearances in north Mississippi this fall as he recovers from brain surgery and a stroke.

 

 

Judicial candidates approved for Nov. ballot

Posted 8/30/2014 in Area

Mississippi elections officials on Tuesday rejected requests to keep two judicial challengers off the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

 

 

Grant will fund work on Ulysses Grant memoirs

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

 

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

 

 

Indictment alleges advertisement sales scam

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.

 

 

Woman guilty in silicone-injection case

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

 

 

Lawsuit challenging Cochran win dismissed

Posted 8/30/2014 in State

A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court.

 

 

Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.

 

Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death

Posted 8/30/2014 in National

Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day.

Clay Co. moves forward with Airport Road project

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Clay County supervisors accepted a bid to widen and overlay Airport Road during their meeting Thursday.

Festivals bring fun-filled weekend to West Point

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

Richard Ramsey is excited about this weekend. You can hear it in his voice. "Not only is it an indoor event, we've got one of the best stages and acoustic venues around," Ramsey said.

Second man arrested in West Point fight

Posted 8/29/2014 in Area

A second man has been arrested in connection with a weekend fight that left one man in a coma after he was found laying in a restaurant's parking lot.

New South Weekends begins with today's block party

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's fall event series, New South Weekends, begins with the Downtown Block Party from 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday morning's Brunch and Browse Main Street shopping event.

Sheriff encourages safety during football kickoff weekend

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney wants residents and visitors to safely enjoy the start of Mississippi State University's home football season this weekend and be mindful of all city and county alcohol laws.

 

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