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Starkville city employee charged with embezzlement

A city clerk's office employee has resigned after being charged with felony embezzlement.

 

Ward 2 candidates put focus on infrastructure

Posted 3/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the first of a series of political forums hosted by the Columbus Exchange Club, Ward 2 incumbent councilman Joseph Mickens, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Susan Mackay discussed their platforms for the upcoming municipal election.

3 arrested in post office drug bust

Posted 3/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus residents were arrested in front of the United States Post Office Thursday afternoon and charged with possession of marijuana.

 

Arkansas adopts most restrictive abortion law

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Arkansas soon will have the nation's most restrictive abortion law -- a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward -- unless a lawsuit or court action intervenes.

 

 

Senate committee starting votes on curbing guns

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress' first votes on curbing firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.

 

 

Chavez failed at US humanitarian attempt

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered to send thousands of soldiers, firefighters and volunteers to help with the cleanup. He also pledged $1 million in aid plus fuel to help rebuild hard-hit cities like New Orleans.

 

 

General: Heart attack killed Chavez

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

 

 

Lion kills intern at Calif. exotic animal park

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Authorities are trying to determine what provoked a lion at an exotic animal park in Central California to attack and maul to death a 24-year-old woman, who had been on the job as an intern there for just a few weeks.

 

 

Ads out of closet, into mainstream with gay themes

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

A new TV commercial features a good-looking young woman on a beach vacation lounging next to a good-looking young man. He bemoans the glare on his iPad and she fills him in on the Kindle Paperwhite's sun-friendly screen.

 

 

Cops: No charges after home's refusal to give CPR

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Police said Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed after a care worker's attention-grabbing refusal to perform CPR on a resident of a Central California independent-living facility.

 

 

Miss. House passes home-brewing bill

Posted 3/7/2013 in State

The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi.

 

 

Business brief: Quality Inn awarded

Posted 3/7/2013 in Business

 

 

Building permits 3-7-13

Posted 3/7/2013 in Business

 

 

Oktibbeha County building permits 3-7-13

Posted 3/7/2013 in Business

 

 

Miss. Dems seek new approach on Medicaid expansion

Posted 3/7/2013 in State

Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they're trying a new approach to push for Medicaid expansion -- an issue they support and Republican leaders oppose.

 

 

FBI monitoring investigation of candidate's death

Posted 3/7/2013 in State

The FBI said Wednesday that it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi, but the agency didn't indicate it had opened its own investigation.

 

SFD set to distribute 360 free smoke detectors to residents

Firefighters aren't known for delivering presents, but Starkville residents may soon find a first responder holding a valuable gift at their doorsteps. Starkville Fire Marshal Mark McCurdy says firefighters will begin distributing 360 free smoke detectors in two weeks to homeowners in low-income neighborhoods.

 

City school board expected to address consolidation bill

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will have its first opportunity to comment on an ever-changing school consolidation bill at its 6 p.m. meeting today at the Greensboro Center.

 

Gifted programs serve unique purposes, instructors say

Posted 3/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The proposal to end gifted classes in the county's seventh and eighth grades will go before the Lowndes County School Board Friday. Parents of the affected students have promised to be at the meeting and voice their opinions on why the district should not only continue to offer the gifted classes, commonly referred to as MERIT, but should offer them alongside pre-Advanced Placement classes.

 

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