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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.

 

Caledonia clerk implicates mayor, alderman candidate

Posted 3/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New information continues to come to light in the harassment complaint filed by a Town of Caledonia employee last week. An incident report obtained by The Dispatch Wednesday reveals that acting Town Clerk Krista Hill filed a workplace harassment complaint Feb. 26, alleging incidences of indecent language and sexual comments made in her presence.

 

Furious over sanctions, North Korea vows to nuke US

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

Grant will provide homes for four families

Posted 3/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County families are one step closer to receiving new homes. On Monday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to allow Home Investment Partnerships Grant Program (HOME) coordinator Spencer Broocks of Golden Triangle Planning and Development to begin advertising for professional services.

 

More gun laws equal fewer deaths, 50-state study says

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.

 

 

City hires new firemen, public works employees

Posted 3/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Along with hiring a new chief financial officer Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council also hired several new employees to fill various spots within Columbus Fire and Rescue and the public works department.

 

 

Miss. House sends school prayer bill to Bryant

Posted 3/7/2013 in State

The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that could legalize student prayer before school audiences.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 3-7-13

Posted 3/7/2013 in Business

 

 

Efforts to avoid gov't shutdown move to Senate

Posted 3/7/2013 in National

Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

 

 

Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan leader, dies at 58

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

resident Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.

 

Comet making closest approach ever

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.

 

Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

 

Flyers call knives-on-planes policy 'common sense'

Posted 3/6/2013 in National

Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.

 

Arrest report 3-6-13

Posted 3/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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