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Aldermen vote to lease two properties for SPD

Posted 6/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a free donation of Louisville Street office space and a new Synergetics lease Tuesday after three aldermen originally blocking the Lynn Spruill-owned donation left the meeting early.

Aldermen approve industrial park bond notice

Posted 6/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a bond intent notice Tuesday, which will secure funding to construct the county's newest industrial park.


Starkville will seek outside funding for 182 infrastructure improvements

Posted 6/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is likely to pursue grants and other outside funding sources to help improve Highway 182's infrastructure after many participants of recent redevelopment meetings said the corridor's lack of bike lanes and suffering aesthetics are the corridor's main weaknesses.



Citizen raises crime concerns to city council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A concerned citizen went before the city council during Tuesday's meeting to voice worries over Columbus' crime issues.



Wind power lines could affect Caledonia residents

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed routes for a $700 million wind power transmission project could pass through the Golden Triangle and generate hundreds of construction jobs.



Miss. LGBT law withstands 1 challenge; 3 others await

Posted 6/22/2016 in State

A federal judge has declined to block a Mississippi gay marriage law in one challenge filed against it. But it's still possible he will block the law after considering three other lawsuits.



Attorney General: No 'magic bullet' against jihadist propaganda

Posted 6/22/2016 in National

The Orlando massacre at a popular gay nightclub shows no one yet has "found the magic bullet" to prevent Americans from being inspired to violence by jihadist propaganda on the Internet, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday as she visited a city still shaken by the shootings.



White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

Posted 6/22/2016 in Business

Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.



Congressman seeks to block changes to US currency

Posted 6/22/2016 in National

A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury from redesigning U.S. currency, a move that could prevent the government from replacing Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.



Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

Posted 6/22/2016 in National

House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign.


Miss. children improving, but not fast enough

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has ranked 50th in the nation for child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report.

Mobile dental program provides free dental services to children

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"If you look inside a person's mouth, that will give you a pretty good picture of their overall health," says Ashley Casey, co-founder of the Mississippi based mobile dental service Smiles To Go.

Aldermen set to lease temporary SPD space

Posted 6/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen are set expand Starkville Police Department's presence at Synergetics with a $950 monthly lease for two office spaces.

Starkville fundraiser wins state Main Street award

Posted 6/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Main Street Association recognized the Starkville Main Street Association, developer Mark Castleberry and architect Briar Jones for their respective impacts on the community last week.


A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway -- even over restricting firearms for terrorists.



Work for Uncle Sam? Careful about wading into the 2016 race

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Midway through Tomas Strouhal's daily mail route, a higher-up from the U.S. Postal Service pulled up behind him with some bad news: That Donald Trump bumper sticker on his personal car parked back at the post office had to go.



Trump fires campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing the billionaire businessman's unconventional White House bid.



Trump's fundraising falling far short of Clinton's

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

By any measure, Donald Trump's fundraising is falling far short of his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.



Clinton's VP search moves into more intense phase

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate is moving into a more intense phase, according to several Democrats, as aides contact a pared-down pool of candidates to ask for reams of personal information and set up interviews with the presumptive Democratic nominee's vetting team.



SUV that rolled, killed 'Star Trek' actor is under recall

Posted 6/21/2016 in National

The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show.



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