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Improvements planned for Bluecutt Road

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bluecutt Road is expected to see $1 million in improvements in the coming months. The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to widen the turning lanes at the intersection of Bluecutt and Military roads, where Huddle House is located, and at Bluecutt and Seventh Street North, near Heritage Academy.

 

 

City of Columbus moving forward on pedestrian bridge project

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is moving forward on the renovation of the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway into a pedestrian walkway.

 

 

Supreme Court ruling confuses religious workers

Posted 1/21/2012 in National

DETROIT -- Aleeza Adelman teaches Jewish studies at a Jewish school, yet she considers herself a teacher whose subject is religion, not a religious teacher. She's rethinking how to define her job after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling left her wondering what could happen if she ever needed to defend her right to keep it.

 

 

Police to meet with subject in BCS video

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- An Alabama sheriff says a relative is on his way to New Orleans to meet with police in connection with a video taken after the BCS football championship game that appears to show an unconscious LSU fan being abused by someone in Alabama attire.

 

 

Two Pascagoula teens arrested, accused of vandalism

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

PASCAGOULA -- Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of setting fires at Pascagoula's recreation complex.

 

 

DA seeks home of doctor nabbed in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

VICKSBURG-- The Vicksburg home of a Tallulah, La., doctor who was arrested on 300 counts of prescription fraud is the target of a forfeiture civil suit brought by Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith.

 

 

Four sentenced in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A federal judge has sentenced four people who authorities say were involved in a south Mississippi methamphetamine distribution ring.

 

 

Governor's Mansion trusties booted in Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has ended a decades-long practice of state prison trusties working at the Governor's Mansion.

 

 

Report backs changes to college employee plan

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A study of a special retirement savings plan for Mississippi public university employees recommends changing how the state's contribution levels are set.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Business

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

Judge dismisses challenge to uniform policy

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

TUPELO -- A federal judge has upheld a uniform policy in Lee County that requires detention center officers to wear pants furnished by the sheriff's department.

 

 

Starkville man wanted in purse snatching incident

Posted 1/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at a restaurant Thursday.

 

 

CMSD students raise $1,700 for Caps for Kids

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from Columbus Middle School and Columbus High School raised $1,700 last week to bring cheer to children fighting cancer.

 

 

Mississippi economy 'feeble' but slowly recovering

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi's economy is slowly recovering but remains "feeble," an expert told lawmakers Thursday.

 

Saturday Profile: Elizabeth Simpson shares life in poems

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus. Poet Elizabeth Simpson's body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.

 

Poor weather forecast cancels inaugural parade

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has canceled his Saturday inaugural parade, after already postponing from Jan. 10, when he was sworn in.

 

 

GOP speaker names Mississippi House committee chairs

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn named leaders for the House's 41 committees Friday, allowing the chamber to move ahead with business.

 

 

Mississippi man arrested during TV interview

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

CANTON -- A Mississippi man accused of pointing a rifle at a neighbor was arrested during a television interview that began when he walked up to a TV crew photographing his house, which deputies previously had surrounded and searched.

 

 

Link finances meet first-quarter target

Posted 1/20/2012 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.

 

 

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