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LCSD accepts bid on $44M bond issue

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees accepted a bid from Raymond James and Associates in Memphis on its $44 million worth of general obligation bonds Tuesday.

 

Correnti, who helped bring steel mill to Lowndes, dies

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Correnti, a long-time steel industry executive who helped bring a mill to Lowndes County, died Tuesday in Chicago.

 

City nixes open container proposal

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday killed a proposed amendment to the city's open container ordinance when no one motioned to approve it.

 

Muslim students speak out after FBI arrests

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The arrest of Muhammed Oda Dakhlalla and Jaelyn De'Shaun Young sent shockwaves through the region, but some local Muslims say they are not worried about negative pushback from the Golden Triangle community.

 

Starkville aldermen raise sanitation fees

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An almost seven-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting yielded motions to raise sanitation rates beginning Oct. 1 and place the city's entire parks and recreation department on probation.

 

 

Weaver-Reese resigns from school board

Posted 8/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District trustee Juliette Weaver-Reese resigned her post Tuesday after serving on the school board less than two years.

 

Consultant aims to boost low-budget Democratic candidate

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he's trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who did not spend a dime and won the party's nomination for Mississippi governor.

Classes begin for MFA in creative writing at MUW

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women this fall is offering its first-ever classes in a new low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing.

MUW to offer the state's first theatre education option

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, the Mississippi's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education is now available through the theatre department at Mississippi University for Women.

Clinton to black activists: Look beyond 'changing hearts'

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton told activists from the "Black Lives Matter" movement they should promote specific policy changes rather than only focusing on "changing hearts."

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.

 

Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions.

 

 

Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.

 

TV report: Ex-Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, an Indiana television station reported.

 

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

 

Identification ongoing for New Hope remains

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials are still working to identify the burned human remains found near Manuel Vasquez's home in New Hope, but it may take some time before results are available.

Convicted murderer sentenced to life

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man sentenced to life in prison for a 1980 murder now has the possibility of parole.

Jake Propst, local tennis legend, dies at 95

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the course of his long life, William Jacob Propst was a college athlete, World War II fighter pilot, professional baseball player, cattle farmer, insurance salesman ... and he played tennis.

EMCC: Johnson will not play this season

Posted 8/18/2015 in Area

De'Andre Johnson, the former Florida State University quarterback dismissed from that team after video surfaced showing him punching a woman, will not play for the East Mississippi Community College football team this fall.

 

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