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Chicks: They're not just for Easter anymore

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the approach of Easter meant to trip to the local co-op or feed store to buy an Easter Chick. In recent years, however, the practice of buying live chicks as Easter gifts has fallen into disfavor in some quarters.

 

One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

 

Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay's top position

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert was named one of four finalists for Austin Peay State University's top post's upcoming vacancy.

 

Board narrows community developer list to five

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen narrowed a list of 26 community developer applicants to five finalists this week and scheduled interviews for a 5:30 p.m. special-call board meeting on Tuesday.

 

 

Miss. facility making cars for export

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

Toyota officials at the car manufacturer's Blue Springs facility are celebrating the production of the first Corolla built at the plant for export.

 

 

Vicksburg building up for National Register

Posted 4/19/2014 in State

State archivists have recommended the former Monte Carlo building in Vicksburg be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Posted 4/19/2014 in Business

General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

 

Hoping legislative defeats boost voter turnout

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

 

Sub search continues for airliner

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

 

 

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

 

 

Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

Posted 4/19/2014 in National

Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.

 

County to ask to rezone land near soccer complex

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The short-term goal is to get new signs for the Columbus Soccer Complex. The long-term goal is to add fields.

Columbus L&W eyes new 5-year plan

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors tabled a proposed five-year work plan for water and sanitary sewer improvements Thursday.

Columbus School board won't go 'buy the book'

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board rejected a request of almost $2 million dollars from interim school superintendent Edna McGill, a move that could prevent students from having the proper textbooks for the 2014-15 school year.

Columbus police chief McQueen retires

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is looking for a new chief. Mayor Robert Smith said Chief Selvain McQueen relinquished his vehicle and uniform late Thursday afternoon and announced his retirement.

SED manager predicts no electricity rate hikes

Posted 4/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department will operate a Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget similar to current funding levels and does not need an electric rate hike to subsidize its operations, General Manager Terry Kemp said Thursday.

 

MBI investigates domestic shootout in Nettleton

Posted 4/18/2014 in Area

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a verbal argument inside a vehicle that ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of Nettleton.

 

 

Group hopes to restore old West Point school

Posted 4/18/2014 in Area

A West Point group is spearheading efforts to renovate the former Northside High School so it can be used for community functions.

 

 

Lowndes man to be resentenced in cocaine case

Posted 4/18/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a Lowndes County man for sale of cocaine.

 

 

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