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Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

Posted 5/21/2015 in National

U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday.


Business brief: Hollis hired

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Business brief: Phillips-Gaines honored

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Business brief: GMR-Medical Center joins network

Posted 5/21/2015 in Business



Ole Miss aims to raise $1.5M to honor outgoing leader

Posted 5/21/2015 in State

University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.


Steel Dynamics making $100 million expansion in Lowndes

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steel Dynamics is undertaking a $100 million expansion at its Lowndes County facility, a move company officials say will add 40 new positions.

Caledonia student gets free car for college

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christian Gray is having a good week. At Caledonia High School on Monday he sat with his fellow seniors and listened to a used car salesman speak.

Council appoints 3 to Historic Commission

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A late applicant effectively saved the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission from temporarily losing its authority to act.

$5K reward offered for arson info

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews says his department is willing to pay big bucks to halt a recent rash of suspected arsons.

Mississippi hiker helps nab FBI most wanted

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A tip from a Mississippi resident led authorities to one of the FBI's most wanted criminals Saturday in Virginia.


CMSD to host parent input session on grants

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is hosting its annual parent planning and input session Thursday.


Local acupuncturist dispels misconceptions

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Clare Mallory O'Nan asked the Rotary Club of Columbus how many of them had tried acupuncture, five people in a room of about 60 raised their hands.

Wynn: City employees improperly using vehicles

Posted 5/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's attempt to create and adopt stricter city vehicle-usage rules was pulled from the agenda Tuesday after aldermen complained the new policy was not available for inspection before the meeting.


Report: Nationwide, too many foster kids in group homes

Posted 5/20/2015 in State

A national report published Tuesday finds that 57,000 of the 400,000 American children in the child welfare system live in group homes.



House to consider repeal of meat labeling law

Posted 5/20/2015 in Business

A House committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.



Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million in US

Posted 5/20/2015 in Business

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.



House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents

Posted 5/20/2015 in National

Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House.



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