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MSMS students to celebrate history at Sandfield Cemetery

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One-hundred and fifty years ago on May 8, Union troops entered Columbus and effectively freed the remaining slaves.

City Council holds tongue on proposed street project

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council neither discussed or acted on Mayor Robert Smith's street paving proposal during the council's regular meeting Tuesday.

Area third-graders awaiting reading test results

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today's the day for roughly 750 public school third graders in Columbus and Lowndes County to find out if they will be in fourth grade next school year.

Browning on Business: Starkville getting retirement home

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business

A new Starkville retirement community is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.

Officials forecast spring issuance for SPD renovation bonds

A rarity occurred at Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting: All seven sitting aldermen unanimously approved a bond intent resolution.

Early College High selects first class

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixty-two students from Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties have been selected to be part of a new regional high school's inaugural class.


Starkville group intends to apply for charter school

A Starkville group submitted a letter of intent to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board on Tuesday, indicating that it hopes to open a charter school.



Marriages and divorces 5-7-15

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business



Bryant asks court to reject rewording of initiative ballot

Posted 5/7/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant, in a Wednesday filing with the state Supreme Court, said no court should have the power to reword how the Legislature phrased its version of an education funding ballot initiative.



Chinese drywall maker's majority owner wants out of suit

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business

The majority owner of a company that made defective Chinese drywall says it should be dropped from a lawsuit with the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, because it does not manage the drywall manufacturer.



Business brief: Phillips-Gaines honored

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business



Business brief: McNeal honored

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business



Building permits 5-7-15

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business



For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business

Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.



Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot.



AP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past.



Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.



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