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School meals aren't what they used to be as emphasis, preferences change

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maybe it was a paper sack, crumpled and creased, taped together and shoved unceremoniously in a backpack every morning. Maybe it was a metal lunch box stuffed with the obligatory peanut butter and jelly sandwich and, if you were lucky, a Little Debbie cookie. Maybe you didn't bring anything at all, preferring to eat in the cafeteria instead.

Louisville Street work running behind schedule

Work on the widening of Louisville Street is behind schedule according to Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp, and news that the construction will continue is drawing mixed reactions from business owners on the stretch of road.

 

MSU grants will help rural communities

Posted 8/3/2012 in Area

Rural communities across the state will soon be benefiting economically from the efforts of Mississippi State University.

 

 

City officials want more info on consolidation idea

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders plans to continue discussion of consolidating city and county emergency services. And members of the Columbus City Council agreed they need more information to know whether to support the idea.

 

 

Columbus events earn recognition

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus events have been named to a Top 20 list created by Southeast Tourism Society.

 

Crowds flock to Chick-fil-A

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chicken lovers lined up for hours in the Golden Triangle on Wednesday to dine at one of their favorite fast food eateries. And while some may have stopped by the Columbus or Starkville Chick-fil-A solely to get a chicken sandwich, others waited for more than an hour at the crowded chain to not only eat but to take part in a political movement.

Surprise: Drug bust leads to discovery of $1 million in heroin

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after making an arrest for what local law enforcement officials believed to be a large amount of cocaine, testing has shown to have also included a large amount of heroin, a drug not common to Columbus.

MSMS celebrates milestone while looking to future

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students have become an integral part of life on the Mississippi University for Women campus -- so much so that when class dismisses each summer, faculty members miss the bright young scholars, said Dr. Jennifer Miles, vice president for student affairs at MUW.

 

Local reaction mixed to merit pay for teachers

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Educators across the Golden Triangle are watching closely as state lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of performance-based teacher incentives.

 

 

Columbus schools make three key hires

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the start of school less than a week away, the Columbus Municipal School District is rushing to fill key positions and personnel vacancies.

 

 

Business brief: Hollis Roofing Awarded

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business

 

 

Business brief: Hollis Earns Designation

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 8-2-12

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 8-2-12

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business

 

Wallace charges dismissed; son pleads guilty

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local attorney Steve Wallace has been cleared of all charges of his alleged role in an underage drinking raid in April.

 

County supes consider consolidating services

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders didn't get very far Tuesday with his plea for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to consider consolidating city and county emergency services.

 

Theaters add security in wake of Aurora shooting tragedy

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the aftermath of a shooting spree that killed 12 people in a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo., some theater chains are changing the way they keep their audiences safe.

 

Lowndes Schools wait on unitary status ruling

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be at least a month before the Lowndes County School District learns if its bid for unitary status will be granted, but those who attended Tuesday's court hearing in Oxford were optimistic.

 

 

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