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Building permits 8-28-14

Posted 8/28/2014 in Business

 

Lowndes County bond issue fails

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters on Tuesday rejected a $47 million bond issue that would have built a new vocational center and a new high school, as well as numerous capital improvements throughout the Lowndes County School District.

CMSD supe: All 9th, 10th graders under-performing

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every freshman and sophomore at Columbus High School is performing below grade level in mathematics, according to Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman.

Scores released on state Curriculum Test

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education on Tuesday released every school district's performance percentage scores for math and reading for the 2013-2014 school year. The Mississippi Curriculum Test tests students in third through eighth grade.

MSU AD Stricklin: 'It's true to our vision'

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin simply smiled and shook his head. When asked Tuesday afternoon about his favorite aspect of MSU's soon-to-be unveiled $75 million expansion to Davis Wade Stadium, Stricklin had a hard time choosing.

Long-time Columbus GNC franchise owner retires

Posted 8/27/2014 in Business

Thirty years ago, after working a series of small jobs, often multiple ones at a time, Jo Ann Walk-Ferguson helped open the GNC in Leigh Mall in Columbus. Now, she has retired.

 

Millport water treatment working, but long term is key

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

The city's water treatment enhancements have yielded positive results in the first few weeks of testing, but the current system's sustainability is unknown.

 

 

OCSD warning of suspects posing as law enforcement

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are warning residents of two suspects who are reportedly posing as police officers and conducting illegal traffic stops after a resident claimed she was taken to Kemper County against her will Monday.

 

 

Aldermen stall capital improvements exercise

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A process identifying a variety of potential Starkville capital improvement projects was put on hold Tuesday as aldermen were not ready to decide if the city should identify needs in future work sessions with financial advisor Demery Grubbs.

 

 

Chief asks FBI to help investigate weekend fight

Posted 8/27/2014 in Area

Police Chief Tim Brinkley says he's called in the FBI to help investigate a fight that hospitalized a 32-year-old man.

 

 

Ballot set with Cochran as Senate nominee

Posted 8/27/2014 in State

Mississippi elections commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.

 

 

Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Posted 8/27/2014 in Business

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.

 

 

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

 

 

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

 

 

American woman being held hostage

Posted 8/27/2014 in National

The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.

 

CalStar anticipating growth as it gets started

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CalStar threw the switch on its brick and paver manufacturing plant in June to test equipment. In July, employees began making product.

Man sentenced in aggravated assault conviction

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.

Lowndes murder trial begins today

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The murder trial involving a Steens man accused of shooting his wife's lover is scheduled to begin today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

West Point chief: 1 arrest in weekend fight

Posted 8/26/2014 in Area

The police chief of West Point said one man was arrested Monday and more arrests are expected in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old former Marine.

 

 

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