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MSU's FCA group helps athletes make transition to college life

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.

Governor touts workers, state's growth potential

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.

Jurors hear 911 tape as Quinn murder trial begins

Posted 7/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.

Millport may need to purchase land to meet waste water challenge

Posted 7/30/2014 in Area

With less than a month before the Town of Millport must resolve its lingering issues with its waste water lagoon, there's a chance the city will have to purchase land from Lamar County to keep costs within the $350,000 threshold of a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs.

U.S. appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

 

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

 

 

Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

 

In GOP South, Obama climate rules rankle

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama's administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global warming.

 

Hattiesburg schools: Free meals to all students

Posted 7/30/2014 in State

 

 

Christie planning tour through South

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates.

 

 

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

Posted 7/30/2014 in National

The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.

 

Code enforcers address blight

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus code enforcement office has worked more than 400 cases this year. Department director Tomarris Jones said that since January, city crews have demolished 11 houses. Five more demolitions are in progress and city workers have also cleaned and mowed a number of overgrown lots, he said.

Lowndes Co. school bond goes to voters Aug. 26

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to decide a $47 million school bond issue and Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office is ready.

Photo: No fuel, no rocket

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Hisch, of Alabama, waits for road-side assistance on Highway 82 in Lowndes County after running out of gas with his family and their oversized rocket ride traveling behind them Monday.

Warrants served on man for child enticement, touching

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a local man Friday and charged him with numerous counts of sexual crimes against minors.

AG declines Perkins' request for clarity on school money issue

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office sent a letter to vice mayor Roy A. Perkins on Friday saying it would not provide further comment on a school money issue after aldermen approved the framework for a legal funds transfer in its last regular meeting.

 

Study: 35 percent in U.S. facing debt collectors

Posted 7/29/2014 in National

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

 

Miss. photo conspiracy case not yet to grand jury

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.

 

Musgrove seeks support for school funding lawsuit

Posted 7/29/2014 in State

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

 

 

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