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Taps to flow at Juneteenth

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beer will be allowed at Sim Scott Park during Juneteenth.


Pizza only casualty in attempted robbery Tuesday

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Only the pizza was injured Tuesday night when someone attempted to rob a pizza delivery man on 12th Avenue South in Columbus.


Columbus High athlete to represent Team USA in Argentina

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Woodard II usually doesn't need a lot of time to make an adjustment. But when news breaks like the Columbus High School rising sophomore received Tuesday, it takes a little time for it to sink in.

Two arrests made in Tues. foot shooting

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities from the Columbus Police Department have in custody two persons of interest related to an investigation of a shooting that sent a local man to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Tuesday morning.

Republicans hold north Miss. House seat

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Republican Trent Kelly says that as Mississippi's newest member of the U.S. House, he will work to strengthen national defense, protect veterans' benefits and reduce federal regulations.


Caledonia debates dogs in parks

Posted 6/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Alderman on Tuesday continued their debate on allowing dogs in public parks.


Carver rallies against mayor, board raises before employee wage hikes

Starkville aldermen halted an attempt Tuesday to raise the next administration's salaries once workers' minimum hourly wages are set at a $10 minimum hourly rate, opting instead to study the issue and approach cost-of-living adjustments in the future.


McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends

Posted 6/3/2015 in National

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker, walked into a legislative dead end on domestic surveillance that left some of his friends bewildered.


Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act

Posted 6/3/2015 in National

President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act.


Floods delay some planting, forces other farmers to replant

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

Persistent rain over the past few weeks has caused some Northeast Mississippi farmers to delay planting while forcing others to replant when the rain clears.



Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata, US on faulty air bags

Posted 6/3/2015 in Business

Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it's still unclear what's causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need repairs and whether replacement air bags are truly safe.



Police: Man shot dead lunged at police officer, FBI agent

Posted 6/3/2015 in National

Police said they have video showing a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators lunging with a knife at a Boston police officer and an FBI agent before he was shot and killed -- an account his brother has disputed.



Meal programs expand summer nutrition for kids

Posted 6/3/2015 in State

A government-backed nutrition program seeks to provide two million meals to Mississippi schoolchildren this summer.


County proposes land-swap with school district

Posted 6/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted Monday to approve advertising to solicit public comment on a proposed land swap between the county and its school district.

Beer consumption in question for Juneteenth

Posted 6/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Juneteenth organizers face another potential uphill climb with the Columbus City Council this evening, this time dealing with beer consumption at Sim Scott Park.

Profile: Father of Noxubee County

Posted 6/2/2015 in Area

It takes a village to raise a child. Virgil Jones Jr. swears by that adage, and Virgil Jones Jr. would know.

MSMS student wins first at piano competition

Posted 6/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joy Carino, a piano student in Mississippi University for Women's music department, placed first at the Mississippi Music Teachers Association Pre-College Competition.


$21M project would bring auto dealership, mixed-use parcels to Starkville

A proposed $21 million investment would develop a 25-acre automobile dealership complex and mixed-use development with 20,000 square feet of office space, a restaurant, convenience store and 15 single-family homes near Highway 12's Hilton Garden Inn location.


Holloway: EMCC, SSD agree to terms for county high school use

East Mississippi Community College officials and the incoming leaders of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District have agreed in principle to a deal allowing the college to lease West Oktibbeha County High School and provide general classes in the county.


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