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Wright, Hester testify in appeal of wrongful termination suits

Posted 6/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright and former New Hope baseball coach Stacy Hester appeared before the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Wednesday regarding their wrongful termination lawsuits against the Lowndes County School District.

17th annual Juneteenth begins tonight

Posted 6/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Afro-American Culture Organization will host the 17th annual Juneteenth celebration at Sim Scott Park in Columbus this weekend. A kick-off party at Master Host Inn is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. before proceedings move to Sim Scott Park Friday from 6-10 p.m. and continuing all day Saturday, beginning at noon.

 

Census: Rural areas lose population for first time

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.

 

Southern Baptists officially oppose gay Scouts

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.

 

New representatives expected for Starkville Parks

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two sitting members of the Starkville Parks Commission confirmed Wednesday they will resign their posts in the coming weeks.

 

 

Local Democrats to discuss party fallout

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Taylor confirmed a special executive committee meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 at the county courthouse to discuss one member's alleged support of Republican candidate Dan Moreland in the Starkville mayoral race.

 

 

NSA head says spy programs thwarted terror attacks

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

Facebook introduces hashtags

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

Mississippi commemorates Medgar Evers' civil rights work

Posted 6/13/2013 in State

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a more inclusive and open Mississippi by increasing black voter registration, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during a service marking the 50th anniversary of Evers' assassination.

 

 

Man charged for impersonating a police officer

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area

 

 

Cooper CEO says buyer committed to U.S. operations

Posted 6/13/2013 in Area

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-13-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business

 

 

Building permits 6-12-13

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business

 

 

Small businesses are hiring again, but cautiously

Posted 6/13/2013 in Business

 

 

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty in kidnap case

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

Girl who took on transplant rules gets new, adult lungs

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis was recovering from a transplant of adult lungs after a judge's ruling expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.

Privacy -- the online generation wants it

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

Amid the debate over government surveillance, there's been an assumption: Young people don't care about privacy. Turns out, the generation that puts much of the "social" in social networking is much more complex when determining what personal information they want to share.

 

Surveillance reports spark sales of '1984'

Posted 6/13/2013 in National

 

 

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