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Mother Goose endowment campaign raises $101K

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In April 2013, Friends of the Library for the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library kicked off an endowment campaign to support the library's children's programs.

CMSD clears state SpEd audit

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After coming under fire for its special education model over the past year, the Columbus Municipal School District has increased its efforts to make corrections and improvements.

Cold temperatures may delay paving projects

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work is well under way on a major paving project for Columbus.

Carpenter injured in three-car accident

Posted 1/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County justice court judge is recovering after he was injured Sunday in a three-car accident.

Caledonia man accused of stealing friend's truck

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for allegedly stealing a friend's pick-up truck.


Reeves says he expects education funding report within days

Posted 1/10/2017 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he expects a consulting firm to submit its recommendations for changing Mississippi's education funding formula in about a week or so.



Trump predicts all Cabinet picks will win confirmation

Posted 1/10/2017 in National

Facing a week of high-profile tests for his administration-in-waiting, President-elect Donald Trump predicted Monday that all of his Cabinet picks would win Senate confirmation even as Democrats charged that Trump's team was ignoring standard vetting protocol.



Republican hesitancy grows on health law repeal without substitute

Posted 1/10/2017 in National

Growing numbers of Republicans showed discomfort Monday over obliterating President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without having a replacement to show voters.



US had near record heat, costly weather disasters in 2016

Posted 1/10/2017 in National

With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.



Fans mourn death of California's famous 'drive-thru' sequoia

Posted 1/10/2017 in National

Joyce Brown was 12 when her parents first took her to visit the "drive-thru tree," a giant sequoia in California famous for a car-sized hole carved into the base of its trunk.


Columbus police arrest two for alleged use of stolen credit cards

Posted 1/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department arrested two last week for allegedly using stolen credit cards at local businesses.

Billboard clampdown: A look at local ban as Starkville mulls moratorium

Posted 1/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While one Golden Triangle city mulls a short-term billboard ban, another has had one in place for more than a decade.

Cotton may be best bet to ease fears of crop slump

While a study by the Mississippi State Extension Service forecasts a possible farm crisis for 2017, local farmers hold a more optimistic view, thanks to what they believe will be a strong cotton crop.


Four qualify for Oktibbeha's special chancery clerk election

Four candidates have qualified for November's special election for Oktibbeha County's chancery clerk position.


Starkville man faces felony marijuana charge

A Starkville man faces a felony drug charge after he was picked up by U.S. marshals serving an unrelated warrant Thursday.

MSU, Habitat for Humanity dedicate eighth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officially welcomed Lena and LaShay Evans into their new home Friday.

Columbus Fairgrounds: A history of great and terrible moments

Posted 1/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jane Jordan was a little girl, she showed cows she'd raised at the fair on the Columbus Fairgrounds where her father, Robert Burns, was property manager.


Accidents abound on icy roads

Posted 1/7/2017 in Area

Friday's icy weather led to an abundance of issues for travelers on area highways.



Amory man wrestles gun from 11-year-old would-be robber

Posted 1/7/2017 in Area

An eleven-year-old in Amory is in custody at a juvenile detention center after he allegedly threatened a man with a gun.



Mississippi spends more on subsidized child care, but could serve fewer

Posted 1/7/2017 in State

The Mississippi Department of Human Services says it has increased by 50 percent the share of federal welfare money used to subsidize child care for low-income families.



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