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Caledonia native named MUW Dean of Students

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia native has been named the new Dean of Students at Mississippi University for Women. Sirena Cantrell will become the new dean of students July 1, according to a press release issued by the college.

Trotter negotiations status unknown after nearly a month

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Installation of a new roof and air conditioning unit for the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus are in progress, but the status of negotiations for other components of the facility's renovation remains unknown.

LCSD purchases digital devices for all students

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every child in the Lowndes County School District will soon have access to a personal digital device.

 

West Point projects $220K surplus in '15 budget

Posted 6/27/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen on Tuesday adopted the general fund budget for the city's 2014-15 fiscal year, which projects nearly $1 million more in revenue than the current budget year that ends June 30.

 

 

Caregivers arrested in prescription drug theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Biloxi police have arrested a couple accused of exploiting a vulnerable adult by taking the man's prescription drugs and other property.

 

Crawford woman charged with making fake rape report

Posted 6/27/2014 in Area

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford woman Thursday after she allegedly admitted to filing a false rape allegation.

 

Cotton District, downtown qualify for new Internet service

Posted 6/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Cotton District/Downtown/Historic Central "fiberhood" has qualified for C Spire's high-speed, fiber optic Internet service that promises a 1 gigabit up-and-down connection for residential users, the company announced Thursday.

 

 

McDaniel camp seeks voting problems in GOP race

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel still isn't conceding to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary runoff, but some groups that spent millions supporting McDaniel are walking away.

 

 

Tea party losses don't stop cash or curb influence

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Desperate to knock off GOP incumbents in this year's Republican primaries, the nation's tea party groups have spent millions only to fall short in election after election.

 

 

Education official: Some campuses hostile to sexual assault victims

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Some colleges and universities are still failing students by inadequately responding to campus sexual assault, a senior Education Department official testified Thursday.

 

 

Viking offers $25K reward in theft

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Viking Range is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the theft of a semi-trailer load of Viking products valued at between $250,000 and $300,000.

 

 

Keesler AFB will play taps nightly base-wide

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Keesler Air Force Base's neighbors may have to get used to a new nightly ritual.

 

 

Chiquita to remain at port through 2014

Posted 6/27/2014 in State

Chiquita will remain a state port tenant for six more months -- at double the rent. But a couple of port commissioners want to give the company the boot when its lease expires July 15.

 

 

ER patient found with $300 in supplies

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

A 60-year-old man treated in the emergency room of Alaska's Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is suspected of trying to walk out with $300 worth of medical supplies, including bed sheets, 47 latex gloves and a bloody syringe.

 

'Reading Rainbow' gets hand from Seth MacFarlane

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane.

Thousands in U.S. turn out to watch World Cup

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Jose Arriaga has run out of excuses for missing work to watch the U.S. men's soccer team in the World Cup.

 

Analysts predict slower June sales for GM

Posted 6/27/2014 in Business

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.

 

 

Ex-cop suspect in deaths of two women in suitcases

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz.

 

Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

Posted 6/27/2014 in National

Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans.

 

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