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Appeals court reverses Wright's wrongful termination verdict

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright said he will appeal an appellate court's ruling that he was justly fired from his position as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.

City, employees will share insurance rate increase

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Councilmen approved to split a five percent insurance rate increase between city funds and city employees during their Thursday budget session for the 2014 fiscal year due to a rise in dental coverage costs and claims experienced.

Nunnelee cheered, grilled at forum

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A packed Lowndes County courtroom greeted Mississippi 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee for a town hall meeting Thursday evening.


Columbus fair organizers expecting bigger crowds

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Fair had about 3,000 attendees in 2011. That number jumped to nearly 5,000 last year and if you ask Jane Burns Jordan, the president of the Columbus Fair and Livestock Association, the reason for the increase is clear. "We brought livestock back," she said.


Parents 'all in' for education: With debates behind them, stakeholders focusing on how to meet rising expectations

Posted 8/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Twenty-six Oktibbeha County residents took to the Greensboro Center's auditorium stage Thursday with various concerns about an impending school merger, but the heart of their message was the same: consolidation provides an unprecedented opportunity to better educational efforts for all area children.


Sales tax collections fall in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 8/23/2013 in Area

Two of the Golden Triangle's main cities - Starkville and Columbus - saw a decline in June sales tax collections, while West Point's returns marked a slight gain for the city.



Car-train collision injures 1 in Hamilton

Posted 8/23/2013 in Area



Walmart pushes 'made in America' at summit

Posted 8/23/2013 in Business



Nasdaq breakdown ramps up pressure to take actions

Posted 8/23/2013 in Business



Officer who escorted LeBron to concert disciplined

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



'Hyperloop' travel idea gains fans

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



Unemployment aid applications rise to 336K

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



Spontaneous goat manure fire stinks up Vt. town

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



AP source: DHS employee behind racist website

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



Manning wants to live as a woman

Posted 8/23/2013 in National



Girl explains texts with man who killed relatives

Posted 8/23/2013 in National


July unemployment numbers fall

Posted 8/22/2013 in Area

Unemployment numbers in the Golden Triangle and across the state decreased noticeably in July. With the exception of Clay County, the rates were down at least more than one percentage point in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, which released updated figures Wednesday.

Habitual offender placed on house arrest

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man sentenced to serve four years in prison as a habitual offender is scheduled to be paroled and live under house arrest after less than six months behind bars.


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