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Couple arrested for drugs, gun

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple were arrested at their residence Tuesday night after agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit discovered cocaine and a handgun inside their Sand Road home.

 

 

MUW, MSU rated highly in U.S. News & World Report guide

Posted 9/13/2012 in Area

As national college rankings continue to emerge from the mainstream print media in "Best of Colleges" guides, Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University once more find themselves earning accolades for the quality of education provided and the value benefits they offer for cost-conscious students and parents.

 

County ready to make CVB appointment

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will name a replacement for George Swales on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors during Friday's board meeting.

 

Sallie Mae Jones celebration set for weekend

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-day centennial celebration will be held Friday and Saturday to honor the life of the late Sallie Mae Jones, a black businesswoman who owned and operated Jones Restaurant on Fourth Street South.

 

 

County voters notified of new poll locations by mail

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Election Commission Chairman Myles Carpenter said voters in all districts, especially those who live close to district lines, should look a little closer at any mail they have received from commission.

 

 

Tail-gater helps capture purse-snatcher at MSU game

Posted 9/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Back on the campus of his alma mater and filled with spirit from the Bulldogs' win over Auburn, a Mississippi State University graduate foiled an attempted purse snatching in the Junction on Saturday.

 

Chris Stevens: U.S. envoy to the Arab world

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

At the height of Libya's civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan politicians and militias into the cohesive unit that would defeat Moammar Gadhafi. A year-and-a-half later, the 52-year-old ambassador died as Islamists attacked a U.S. Consulate in the same city.

 

Whooping cough vaccine loses punch too fast

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

 

 

Building permits 9-13-12

Posted 9/13/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-13-12

Posted 9/13/2012 in Business

 

 

As Fed ends meeting, many expect bold action

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

The Federal Reserve ends a two-day meeting today with expectations high for some new action to jolt the lackluster U.S. economy.

 

Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag today, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

 

Tall, skinny iPhone in stores Sept. 21

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

For the first time, the iPhone is growing even as it slims down. After sticking for five years to the same screen size, Apple on Wednesday revealed a new phone that's taller, and has a bigger display.

 

 

U.S. poverty rate unchanged

Posted 9/13/2012 in National

 

 

Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

Posted 9/12/2012 in National

President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.

 

 

Judge orders mental exam for arson suspect

Posted 9/12/2012 in Area

A judge has ordered a second mental evaluation for a man charged with setting fire to a north Mississippi antiques business.

 

 

Miss. peanuts needed Isaac rain, now need dry weather

Posted 9/12/2012 in State

Hurricane Isaac's rains came at the right time for peanuts in southeast Mississippi, which got more than a foot and a half of rain in some spots.

 

 

Supes, DAR honor Lowndes' first responders

Posted 9/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The First Responders' Day observance, presented by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse, honored five departments of county responders: Emergency 911, Emergency Management Agency, Lowndes County Road Department, Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Departments, and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Volunteers roll up sleeves as United Way kicks off campaign

Posted 9/12/2012 in Area

The United Way of Lowndes County held its annual "Day of Service" Tuesday morning, with 160 volunteers helping local service agencies with tasks they often either don't have the manpower, equipment or spare change to handle themselves.

 

Issues emerge in changes to GED tests

Posted 9/12/2012 in State

Changes to the General Educational Development test, commonly known as the GED test, are on the horizon, with a price increase and a revamped test structure designed to assess college and career readiness and mirror curriculum changes in high schools nationwide.

 

 

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