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A closer look at the Lowndes Co. bond issue

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents will go to the polls May 12 to vote on a proposed bond issue for the Lowndes County School District worth $44 million.


At Market Street, a voter registration booth

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Owen, a Columbus attorney, had a surprise for Market Street Festival attendees downtown Saturday. He helped them register to vote.


Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies release crime numbers

Posted 5/3/2015 in Area

Rural Lowndes County has seen a steady downtick of violent crime and property crime in recent year, according to Sheriff Mike Arledge.

First Baptist Church dedicates new children's building

First Baptist Church of Starkville will hold the dedication of its new children's building on Lafayette Street today.

Eagle on Miss. Capitol undergoes restoration

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

The eagle atop the Mississippi Capitol has a new golden glow.


MUW to offer degrees in health care management

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the demand for skilled and educated employees in the health field increasing, Mississippi University for Women will begin offering health care management education opportunities in the fall.



Troopers: Inattentive driver caused fatal bus wreck

Posted 5/3/2015 in Area

State troopers say an inattentive driver caused a crash that killed a west Alabama school bus driver.


Sheriffs question inmate shift from county programs to state

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs say they are dismayed and puzzled by Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher's decision to abolish a program that sends inmates to 30 county jails.


Wife of former prison chief hopes to keep forfeited assets

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

The wife of former Mississippi prison chief Chris Epps isn't ready to give up the Flowood house that her husband agreed to forfeit as part of a guilty plea in a bribery scheme.


Community unites for Nepal at MUW candlelight vigil

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 100 candles lit up the area around the Bryan Green Gazebo on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday night as students, faculty and Columbus community members held a candlelight vigil to honor the country of Nepal.

Searching for Mayweather's Amory connection

Posted 5/1/2015 in Area

Everything about the most famous boxer in the world screams "Vegas" -- the money, fame, headlines, and glitz. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s roots, though, appear to trace to Monroe County.

Residents graduate from parent training

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past two months, 24 Golden Triangle parents and community members graduated from a course that educates parents on the inner workings of public schools.

Taj Mahal ill, unable to perform Tuesday in Meridian

Grammy Award-winning bluesman Taj Mahal canceled his band's Tuesday show in Meridian after doctors ordered the 72-year-old performer to rest after he recently fell ill with the flu.

Starkville market, arts walk scheduled Saturday

Starkville residents can enjoy two outdoor events Saturday as the community market begins its summer season and the city's arts council hosts a Main Street art walk.

Life crawling back to normal in Nepal's quake-hit capital

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Fresh croissants emerged from a popular bakery and were quickly snapped up.


Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major study

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.


Vietnam War 40 years on, enemies now friends but still pain

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

This city once known as Saigon was blanketed in red banners on Thursday that read "Long Live the Glorious Communist Party of Vietnam," 40 years after northern forces seized control of the country and America walked away from a divisive and bloody war that remains a painful sore.


AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

Posted 5/1/2015 in National

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.



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