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Munson making her mark on hometown

Posted 6/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you've walked through downtown Columbus lately, chances are you've seen the artwork of Katherine Munson. Last year, Munson was one of several who painted a mural at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Last month, she helped design and paint a mural in Coggin's Alleyway off of Fifth Street South. This week, she's at it again.

Freedom Summer: 50 years later

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Roy DeBerry learned at an early age what could happen to a black boy who violated Mississippi's Jim Crow-era social code.


Council to approve bond, appoint CL&W member

Posted 6/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will meet Tuesday to formally approve issuing $5 million in bonds to finance infrastructure work.



Analysis: Holmes oversaw Miss. spy files' release

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Nearly two decades ago, Hank T. Holmes oversaw the release of records from the defunct Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a segregationist agency that spied on civil rights workers.



Gulfport man died in Biloxi shooting

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The Harrison County Coroner's Office has identified a man killed in a shooting at Biloxi apartment complex on Saturday night.



Man added to 'most wanted' list captured

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

A Chattanooga man recently added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list has been captured in Mississippi.



Man charged with burning son's house

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

The father of a Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputy is charged with arson in a March 12 fire that destroyed his son's house.



Mississippi Prison Writes teaches Parchman inmates

Posted 6/16/2014 in State

Picture students in a classroom, poring for weeks over Spoon Jackson, Eudora Welty, Langston Hughes and others.


World Cup viewership up 8 percent in the US

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

Peace talks still in limbo despite swap

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.


48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

Dozens of extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said Monday.


Kasem was an island of calm in swirl of pop music

Posted 6/16/2014 in National

In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio host of "American Top 40" and voice of animated television characters like Scooby-Doo's sidekick Shaggy died Sunday morning at a hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82.

City leaders holding special meeting on citizen input policy

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City leaders have called a special meeting to address a proposed new policy regarding citizen input at regular meetings.

CMSD board refuses to release info on supe search

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is releasing little information about its search for a new superintendent with less than three weeks before its self-imposed deadline to make its choice.

Lowndes school board rejects across-the-board raises

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board voted Friday to approve raises for selected district personnel. District officials did not release which employees would be getting the raises, however.

Supes withdraw $900K from hospital trust

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A change in investment strategy with its hospital sale fund has resulted in big gains for Lowndes County.


Starkville police investigating Twitter accounts

Posted 6/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department launched a new investigation last month into a Twitter account parodying an elected official, court documents show, but investigators say the case is not active or moving forward at this time.


Columbus schools budget draft show decrease

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District's proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school years is more than $100,000 less than its budget last year.


Lowndes County man shot in family dispute

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday night shooting involving two brothers left one man injured and another on the run.



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