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Council picks 2 CMSD board members

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith cast two tiebreaker votes Tuesday that effectively decided appointments to the Columbus Municipal School District Board.

 

Cold temps, ice potential on the way

Posted 3/4/2015 in Area

Precisely a week after a winter storm dumped four-to-eight inches of snow in the Golden Triangle, another storm will move into the area late this evening.

 

Drug sting targets Maben, Starkville residents

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents landed a major blow against drug trafficking Tuesday after a year-long investigation yielded 11 arrests and the seizure of drugs, firearms and cash.

Caledonia, Crawford to get new fire stations

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved loans for a total of $172,000 to allow for two new fire stations in the county while deferring action on a third substation during Monday's regular meeting.

Parent training comes to Golden Triangle

Posted 3/4/2015 in Area

Local parents interested in making an impact in their public schools are in luck.

 

Starkville aldermen say 'No deal' to Cadence Bank

Starkville aldermen ended months of speculation surrounding a potential purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street property Tuesday by shifting their attention to renovating City Hall for Starkville Police Department's permanent home.

 

 

Caledonia fire department moves up a grade

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen recognized the town's volunteer fire department Tuesday night for receiving a class promotion from the state.

 

 

Airbus gets FAA airworthiness approval

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopter completely assembled in the U.S. has received airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

 

High school students will stop being required to pass exams

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Current seniors in Mississippi public schools could become the first in nearly 30 years to graduate without passing an exit exam.

 

Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court's decision to the contrary.

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

 

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.

 

 

Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school.

 

 

Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material -- including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives -- while she was working on the book.

 

 

Mills enters special House election in Miss.

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Attorney Chip Mills of Fulton is entering a special election to fill an empty U.S. House seat in north Mississippi.

 

 

Miss. Power notes new Kemper overrun amid uncertainty

Posted 3/4/2015 in State

Southern Co. announced Tuesday that it projects at least another $26 million in spending to complete its construction of a power plant in eastern Mississippi.

 

 

High court takes up fight over health law subsidies

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people.

 

 

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Posted 3/4/2015 in National

Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.

 

Local man charged in Holly Hills death

Posted 3/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus brothers are facing unrelated murder charges following a shooting this weekend in Holly Hills.

 

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