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Turner says judgments don't tell whole story

Posted 5/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A public records search by The Dispatch shows that Turner Furniture LLC, which is owned by Ward 4 councilman candidate Marty Turner, has yet to satisfy a $56,023.84 judgment regarding failure to pay rent to former landlord and a cumulative $10,003.53 in other judgments.

Ecco Ride, Waters still in hunt for bus contract

Posted 5/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The president of a bus company interested in acquiring the bid for the Columbus Municipal School District bus service is speaking out after intense questioning by the school board during its Monday meeting.

Study shows good rapport between community, CAFB

Posted 5/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third and final public meeting designed to inform the public about the preparation of a joint land use study was held Tuesday at the Caledonia YMCA building.

Caledonia candidates focus on annexation, traffic

Posted 5/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Town of Caledonia grows, elected officials will face new challenges: maintaining that growth, providing the infrastructure to support it and coping with the less positive consequences.

 

Ward 2 candidates report no outside funding

Posted 5/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Ward 2 alderman candidates Sandra Sistrunk and Lisa Wynn filed campaign finance documents by Tuesday's pre-runoff report deadline.

 

 

Consolidation committee taking shape

Posted 5/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees named Superintendent Lewis Holloway, school board member Lee Brand and Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership Director Rex Buffington as its three-person delegation to a soon-to-be-formed Starkville-Oktibbeha consolidation study commission.

 

 

Volunteers needed for 'United We Read' program

Posted 5/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Volunteers are being sought this week for the culmination of a United Way-coordinated project aimed at encouraging reading and promoting literacy in the community.

 

 

DOD poised to trim furlough days, add exemptions

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

 

 

Justice investigating targeting of tea party

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

 

 

Convicted abortion doctor gets life in prison

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

 

 

Women now have more options for breast cancer surgery, care

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring -- removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "the results can be beautiful."

 

 

Study questions how sharply we should cut the salt

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

Three-quarters of people's daily sodium come from processed or restaurant food.

 

 

Senate panel approves massive farm bill

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

Sen. Thad Cochran gets concessions for Southern rice and peanut farmers.

 

 

Lawyer: Tsarnaev's widow to cooperate

Posted 5/15/2013 in National

 

Columbus schools reach no decision on bus contract

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is still deliberating over a pair of bids for its bus service. During Tuesday night's meeting, the board unanimously voted to table a motion that would decide between bids from local company and current provider Waters Truck and Tractor and Nashville, Tenn.-based company Ecco Ride.

Officials target mid-June for Catfish Alley ceremony

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With street light replacement and paving already complete and sidewalk installation, completion of a mural and landscape improvements all set to be wrapped up by June 6, officials are on schedule for a mid-June ceremony to celebrate Catfish Alley.

Cracker Barrel pulls plug on Columbus plans

Posted 5/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local Realtor who was brokering a deal to bring Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant to Columbus said Monday that negotiations are off and, to his knowledge, the popular food chain has decided not to build a store in the area at this time.

 

Gov't obtains wide swath of AP phone records

Posted 5/14/2013 in National

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

 

Sistrunk, Wynn meet in Tuesday runoff

Posted 5/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six additional votes were not enough to separate Sandra Sistrunk and her challenger, Lisa Wynn, for the remaining unfilled Starkville alderman seat.

 

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