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CMSD learns final value of textbook return

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the $1.1 million worth of textbooks the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees has voted to purchase in the last six months, $34,547 currently stands as a waste.

Columbus councilmen look elsewhere to serve

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus councilmen have qualified to run in county and state elections this year and if they are declared winners they would be forced to vacate their council posts mid-term.

LINK pitches WorkKeys to Columbus School District

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a week after addressing the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees, the Golden Triangle Development LINK made the same pitch to Columbus city schools Monday night.

Miss. to look for university chief after Bounds' exit

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

With a native son headed west to lead the University of Nebraska, Mississippi's College Board is looking for a leader to oversee its eight public universities.

 

Khosla seeks KiOR plant receiver, says state ran off buyer

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

KiOR financier Vinod Khosla is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company's Columbus plant.

 

 

Congressman Nunnelee takes oath in hospital

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

A Mississippi congressman who is recovering from a series of health problems took his oath of office Monday while hospitalized in his hometown.

 

 

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

 

 

Is Keystone pipeline still necessary as oil prices dip?

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil raises critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

 

 

Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday.

 

 

Bulgaria arrests Frenchman linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

Bulgarian authorities said Tuesday they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the Kouachi brothers.

 

Anti-Islam rally draws big crowd in German city of Dresden

Posted 1/13/2015 in National

A weekly anti-Islam rally in the eastern German city of Dresden drew its biggest crowd yet on Monday.

 

Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.

 

Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

 

Aldermen expand once-shunned financing option for Cadence purchase

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen previously bemoaned the issuance of certificates of participation to construct a new city hall and their subsequent passage by the prior administration as a financial burden that circumvented the will of the people.

 

 

Judge makes second delay in prison gang case in Miss.

Posted 1/12/2015 in State

The trial of 14 alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi has been pushed back again, this time to Aug. 3.

 

 

Divers find AirAsia black boxes

Posted 1/12/2015 in National

Divers retrieved one black box today and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

 

County students to be offered WorkKeys in spring

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every junior and senior attending Lowndes County high schools will have the opportunity to take the WorkKeys Test beginning in March.

Lowndes sheriff race getting crowded

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County sheriff has become a three-candidate affair less than a week after qualifying for county elections began.

 

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