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Last House on The Block gives hope for alcoholics, addicts

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the men at Last House on the Block in Columbus, who they were no longer defines who they are or where their lives is headed.

Lowndes schools to push bond issue, again

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters in the Lowndes County School District will return to the polls on Feb. 3 to consider a bond that will allow the district to expand and renovate district facilities.

CMSD book order partially returned

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has returned a portion of textbooks that have been sitting unused, according to superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

ICSC to hold workshop in Columbus

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Alliance and Operations program for Mississippi is holding a workshop in Columbus on Wednesday.

 

 

Miss. Board of Education authority eroding

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

The steady erosion of the state Board of Education's authority was thrown into sharp relief last week, when Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves proposed bypassing the board to rewrite academic standards.

 

 

Paul: Miss. GOP reuniting after 'spirited' primary

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

Mississippi Republicans are reuniting after a divisive party primary for the U.S. Senate, a potential 2016 presidential candidate said Monday.

 

 

Policy snags hold up $1.1T spending bill

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Ahead of Congress' midnight Thursday deadline, snags caused by policy differences are holding up a $1.1 trillion, government-wide spending bill.

 

Male military sex assault victims slow to complain

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Greg Nelson had just turned 21 when he went out partying with friends in Southern California and got really drunk. So, when a man he didn't know offered to let him crash in a nearby apartment, his friends urged him to accept.

 

Testing quandary for women with dense breasts

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer.

 

 

Religious nonprofits challenge health law

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court Monday.

 

Protesters stop train, block highway in Calif.

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train.

 

Panola County woman burned near car

Posted 12/9/2014 in State

Panola County authorities say a 19-year-old woman died after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire.

 

 

Scott, Bale defend 'Exodus' casting

Posted 12/9/2014 in National

The biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has come under fire for white actors being cast in the main roles as Egyptians.

 

Brooks sees industrial growth promoting migration into District 5

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like several Lowndes County supervisors, Leroy Brooks is a native of his district.

National Board Certified teachers plentiful in local school districts

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three teachers in the Lowndes County School District recently received national board certification.

EMCC claims back-to-back championships

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Top-ranked EMCC made it back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association national championships with a 34-17 win against No. 2 Iowa Western C.C.

 

Appeal leaves gay marriage status in limbo

Posted 12/8/2014 in State

For weeks, Rebecca "Becky" Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes.

 

 

US 'unaware' of South African hostage negotiations

Posted 12/8/2014 in National

The United States did not know about talks on the reportedly imminent release of a South African hostage who died in a U.S. raid on al-Qaida militants in Yemen.

 

 

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