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Old HOME project bills unpaid by ex-contractor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About $25,000 in back pay to sub-contractors for two Lowndes County house rebuilding projects will be paid by the county and reimbursed by the state.

 

Columbus man jailed after pair of robberies

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An overnight robbery spree Wednesday has landed a Columbus man in custody.

 

Starkville Dollar General hit for smokes

Posted 10/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for three suspects after a Monday commercial burglary at Jackson Street's Dollar General location.

 

SSD, OCSD maintain district, school grades with waivers

Posted 10/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District maintained their respective "C" district-level state accountability grades.

Arrest report: 10-17-14

Posted 10/17/2014 in Area

 

Scores show most Miss. kindergarten students lag

Posted 10/17/2014 in State

A first-ever look at whether Mississippi's kindergarten students are ready to learn to read shows that two-thirds are not.

 

Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort.

 

University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne.

 

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.

 

Sources: Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug test

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military.

 

 

Pastor accused of affairs temporarily banned

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

An Alabama Baptist minister who confessed to having sex with married church members and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS was temporarily banned Thursday from acting as pastor.

 

 

U.S. still searching for credible allies in Syria

Posted 10/17/2014 in National

Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria.

 

CMSD supe: Third graders lag behind new state standards

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees this week revealed some troubling news.

Roast-n-Boast set for this weekend

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you want to taste some of the best barbecue offered in the Southeast this weekend, you won't have to go very far to do it.

Lewis named CLRA director

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar name to county and city parks and recreation has been chosen to replace Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short in January.

Clay Co. infant death leads to murder charge

Posted 10/16/2014 in Area

A Starkville man is facing a capital murder charge after the death of a 2-month-old child.

Browning on Business: West Point getting a strip mall along Hwy. 45

Posted 10/16/2014 in Business

The plan is for the building to house five to seven retail businesses, developer says.

Columbus charter school hopefuls get closer to goal

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group hoping to offer more educational options to elementary-aged children in Columbus has cleared the first hurdle.

Former Tuscaloosa tourism director faces theft charge

Posted 10/16/2014 in Area

A former Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tourism bureau director with Columbus ties was recently arrested and charged with theft in Alabama.

 

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