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VISTA program entering third year in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, Tina Sweeten-Lunsford had a 40-hour a week volunteer at the Columbus Arts Council. Sweeten-Lunsford, executive director with the CAC, wanted to do what she could to get the volunteer some benefits. She remembered that as a young woman she had been a VISTA volunteer and ended up in Alaska with a $423-a-month stipend.

No rate increase for CL&W customers

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The CL&W Board of Directors met Sept. 18 to discuss the water budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins Wednesday. During that meeting, the board voted down a recommendation from CL&W General Manager Todd Gale to increase water and sewer rates by 7.5 percent beginning in October.

Columbus man arrested for Friday shooting

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for a weekend shooting and more arrests are expected, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.

 

West Nile case confirmed in Lowndes

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is one of 21 counties in the state to have a confirmed report of West Nile Virus this year.

 

Photo: Trailer fire on Highway 45

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer firemen hose down a semi-truck trailer that caught fire on its way up Highway 45 North on Monday.

Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.

Peters: Parks down to $61K in SED back payments

Posted 9/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation now owes about $61,000 in back payments for electric and water services after receiving an additional $96,000 in annual funding and a $60,000 financial bailout from the city this fiscal year, Director Herman Peters said.

 

Changes coming for DUI enforcement

Posted 9/30/2014 in State

Changes in Mississippi's DUI law that are due go into effect on Wednesday are getting mixed reviews from some in the judicial system.

 

 

West Point PD seeking armed robbery suspect

Posted 9/30/2014 in Area

The West Point Police Department is looking for a suspect in a weekend armed robbery of a gas station.

 

 

Tourism exec: Miss. needs to shout its message

Posted 9/30/2014 in State

Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination.

 

 

Voter registration deadline Saturday

Posted 9/30/2014 in State

Saturday is the deadline for Mississippians to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

 

Beheading suspect's conversion surprised family

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links two cases

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

 

China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

Posted 9/30/2014 in Business

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.

 

 

White House intruder got far past front door

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday.

 

 

Blues Trail honors Miss. railroad crossing

Posted 9/30/2014 in State

The spot where the east-west line of The Southern Railway in Mississippi intersected with the north-south line of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad in Moorhead will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

 

 

Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

Posted 9/30/2014 in National

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.

 

Starkville trimming back overall travel allocations

Posted 9/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will slightly scale back its travel budget in the upcoming fiscal year as a budget worksheet shows a near-$6,000 drop in allocations for citywide departments.

Main Street Columbus offering grants for exterior work

Posted 9/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Up to $1,000 may be up for grabs for downtown business owners wanting to spruce up the front of their buildings.

 

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