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Columbus officials working on 2013 budget

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

Link offers new approach to improving schools

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He has been a public school teacher, public college dean and is now head of a top-ranking public high school -- Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He is a passionate supporter of a high-quality education for all children, and his career has been driven by his desire to eliminate inequities.

 

Grant to strengthen CAFB's position as BRAC talks resume

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. military installations around the world breathed a sigh of relief when Congress recently killed a round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) scheduled for 2013 from its defense budget.

 

City puts finishing touches on Carver plan

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The application for improvements to the Carver Drive drainage ditch will likely be sent off for approval to the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week.

 

Tour de campus: Starkville, MSU prepare for arrival of bicycles

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a college town, seeing students biking to class is not uncommon. In Starkville, it's no different. According to several bicycle enthusiasts throughout town, this fall semester will have more students than ever biking around town and the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Miss. museum could allow same-sex ceremonies

Posted 8/10/2012 in State

Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women.

 

 

Two Lowndes school board positions open

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.

 

Man arrested for burglary

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.

 

New shot, procrastination combine for long waits at health dept.

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.

 

Students find diverse housing options

Posted 8/9/2012 in Area

For many college students, the month of August means getting back in the swing of things --scheduling classes, buying textbooks and preparing for the first football game of the season.

Mom's inquiry leads to arrest of son

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.

Columbus native turns in Eagle Scout medal in protest over policy on gays

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

Columbus native Austin Smith received his Eagle Scout medal in 1973 at the age of 16. The award capped off a longtime commitment to the Boy Scouts and fulfilled a dream of his family.

Obama's welfare waiver: Gutting rules or tweaking?

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.

 

Ex-officer sues Greenville officials over firing related to Facebook

Posted 8/9/2012 in State

A former police officer claims in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments on a social networking site.

 

Oktibbeha Sheriff's Dept. arrests man for truck theft

Officials with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Piotr J. Gullett on Aug. 3, and charged him with one count Felony Taking of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Marriages and divorces 8-9-12

Posted 8/9/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 8-9-12

Posted 8/9/2012 in Business

 

 

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