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West Lowndes school renovation on schedule

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The renovations to West Lowndes High School should be completed by the start of the new school year, according to the district's architect.

Columbus Social Security office closed for repairs after storm

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Count the Columbus office of the Social Security Administration among those affected by the April 28 tornado that tore through Lowndes County.

Officials: Budget keeps city from using road tax from county for roads

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will consider a $5 million bond issue to finance road and infrastructure renovations when they meet May 20 even though the county provides the city roughly $500,000 annually for road maintenance.

Reports: Severstal for sale

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Russia-based company has reportedly put its two U.S. operations on the auction block, according to The Wall Street Journal. The steelmaker's other North American plant is in Michigan.

Golden Triangle area draws attention from national media

Posted 5/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For nearly a year, James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, has crisscrossed the United States exploring the dynamics and inner workings of small towns fighting back against unique challenges.

 

Monroe Co. sheriff offers summer program

Posted 5/10/2014 in Area

Sheriff's deputies in Monroe County are planning a summer mentoring program for young people.

 

 

Couple searches for wedding album owners

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

About four months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through South Mississippi and devastated much of Pass Christian, Michael Malley was doing debris cleanup and came across a somewhat soggy -- but still intact -- photo album.

 

 

Louisville to hold memorial service Sunday

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A community memorial service will remember the 10 Winston County residents killed in an April 28 tornado.

 

 

Nunnelee out of hospital but faces brain surgery

Posted 5/10/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is out of a Washington hospital but says he faces surgery later for a small mass found on his brain.

 

 

City, county record savings with internal hires

Posted 5/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville saved a combined $54,179 by promoting internal officials to key supervisory positions within each governing body.

 

Board attorney vows to fight city's ethics claim

Posted 5/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will vigorously defend itself in a state ethics complaint alleging aldermen tend to business in secret meetings outside public view, board attorney Chris Latimer said Friday.

If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield.

Noah, Sophia are favorite baby names

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

When it comes to baby names, blending in is out, and standing out is in.

 

First Lady: 'Outraged and heartbroken' over kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Michelle Obama on Saturday decried the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing for nearly a month and used their plight to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere to get an education.

 

 

Pregnant women gain new options under health law

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.

 

Search continues for 3rd body in Va. balloon crash

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames in front of hundreds of horrified spectators.

 

Nephew: Woman, 93, fired shots before being killed

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

The nephew of a 93-year-old Central Texas woman shot and killed by a police officer says his aunt fired two shots before the officer shot her.

 

 

Rubio: Democrats threaten American dream

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

Reaffirming his national political ambitions, Sen. Marco Rubio accused Democrats on Friday of threatening the American dream as he campaigned across New Hampshire, appearing in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state for the first time in 18 months.

 

Hamm gets Don Draper wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Posted 5/10/2014 in National

What's the first thing Jon Hamm did when he saw his wax figure unveiled Friday at New York's Madame Tussauds? Took a selfie, of course.

 

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