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Summer camp geared toward academics, service

Posted 6/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 1996, a team of researchers led by Harris Cooper, concluded that achievement test scores for nearly every age group and demographic decline over summer vacation. His studies also found that test scores of children who participate in summer camps, especially educational ones, declined much less than others.

 

House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

Posted 6/27/2012 in National

The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.

 

Brooks picked as convention delegate

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.

Three arrested for railroad parts burglary

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.

Wind Symphony organizers still seeking donations

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Donations still are being sought to help fund the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which entertained about 2,000 Saturday at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus. Event organizers expected a larger crowd, but those who attended seemed to enjoy the show, despite the oppressive summer heat, which kept many away.

 

Law gives churches tax break on utilities

Posted 6/26/2012 in State

After more than 10 years of lingering in legislative purgatory, state churches will soon be getting a break when it comes to paying utility bills. Effective Sunday, churches will no longer have to pay sales tax on utilities including electricity, water and natural gas.

 

 

Library adds new resource center to help autistic children

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Library Director Alice Shands was in Lancaster, Penn. when she saw something that blew her away -- so much so that she knew immediately it was a service the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library should offer.

 

Oktibbeha Supes begin process in potential sale of OCH

Posted 6/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Monday night to seek consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned hospital.

Widening sex scandal rocks Texas Air Force base

Posted 6/26/2012 in National

From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you're sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone.

 

No injuries in Columbus Air Force Base jet malfunction

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot and student pilot escaped without injury Monday after the landing gear of their training jet malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to land on its belly with its wheels retracted.

 

 

Rain from Tropical Storm Debby drenches Florida

Posted 6/25/2012 in National

 

Carlyle finds perfect fit at Heritage Academy

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy's new headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle, knows a thing or two about private education: The native Canadian attended Ridley College, an independent, co-educational boarding school in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The school's Latin motto, "Terar Dum Prosim," is loosely translated as "May I be consumed in service," and Carlyle has spent his life adhering to that principle. Now, as he takes the place of former Heritage Headmaster Tommy Gunn, he enters the next phase of his 21-year career in education.

Carpenter picks up board position

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She was appointed by the state Senate by a vote of 52-0 after her confirmation hearing.

Mississippi State's EcoCAR teams takes a bow in D.C.

Posted 6/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, the EcoCAR 2 team is headed to Washington D.C. for two weeks to promote the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions and to showcase the team's accomplishments. This is all part of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on the National Mall.

Miss-Ala Club fight leads to arrests

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nightclub fight which led to the arrest of a Caledonia man and two men from Alabama.

 

Quick enforcement sought for abortion law

Posted 6/23/2012 in State

The sponsor of Mississippi's new abortion law wants the state Health Department to immediately enforce the measure when it takes effect July 1. But the Health Department generally allows some time for any facility it inspects to come into compliance with a law.

 

 

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

Posted 6/23/2012 in State

Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, interfering with oil and gas production and putting officials on alert for flooding and strong winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

 

 

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