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Social Security office back open in Columbus

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Social Security Administration office in Columbus is back open after closing for repairs in the wake of the April 28 tornadoes that struck Lowndes County.

 

No resurrection imminent for theater-turned-church

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The skeleton of the Varsity Twin theater lies at the corner of Fourth and Main streets in downtown Columbus. The red brick is chipped and faded; the black shingles hang jagged, like rotten teeth on the verge of falling out. The white boxes holding the black letters reading "Varsity Twin" remain; the "R" and the "W" are slightly askew.

Police dept. searching for assistant chief

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is searching for a new assistant chief. The department went from two assistant chiefs to none when Chief Tony Carleton, who was serving as assistant chief, was promoted and Assistant Chief Joe Johnson retired in June.

New mill values could shape priorities

Posted 7/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be September before millage rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year are set in Lowndes County and Columbus, but preliminary tax roll values indicate what the value of each mill will be worth.

McDaniel petition seeks access to Oktibbeha election materials

Posted 7/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed an order of mandamus with Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Friday seeking an emergency hearing and full access to the county's run-off election materials, information they attest was kept from them by Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton for privacy reasons.

 

Reports: Graceland Too owner dies soon after shooting and killing man

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed just inside the door of Graceland Too, a 24-hour Elvis Presley tourist attraction in the northern Mississippi town of Holly Springs, authorities said Wednesday.

 

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

A typhoon that barreled through the northern Philippines left at least 38 people dead and knocked out power in entire provinces and forced more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday.

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

 

Four more indicted in attacks on blacks

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

Four more people have been indicted in what prosecutors say were a series of racially motivated attacks on blacks in Mississippi.

 

 

Bowling given chance to appeal sentence

Posted 7/17/2014 in State

 

Arrest report: 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Area

 

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

Posted 7/17/2014 in National

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

 

 

Business brief: AbilityWorks awarded CARF Accreditation

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

 

Building permits 7-17-14

Posted 7/17/2014 in Business

 

Thieves steal from local non-profit

Posted 7/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operation Ukraine was broken into just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Columbus Police Department Investigations Commander Captain Brett Swan. Four bicycles were stolen from the organization's warehouse. Operation Ukraine is located at 803 Ninth St. S.

 

Council moves forward with 15th Street repairs

Posted 7/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen approved bids from APAC to repave and repair 15th Street South during their meeting Tuesday. The project will cost approximately $122,800.

 

 

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