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Meh: Nearly half of Americans don't care who controls Congress

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Who cares which party controls Congress? Only about half of Americans. The other 46 percent, not so much, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

 

 

Walmart Express coming to Mantachie by end of year

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will open a Walmart Express on Mississippi Highway 363 in Mantachie.

 

 

New Village Post Office opens in Monroe Co.

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area

Mississippi has become the latest test site for the United States Postal Service's new business model in an attempt to help shave costs and stop the federal agency from hemorrhaging funds.

 

 

Portion of four-lane highway open between Columbus and Brooksville

Posted 5/22/2014 in Area

After three years of construction, seven miles of northbound lanes on Highway 45 South will be opened today. Southbound lanes still require a finishing layer of asphalt and should be completed by July 4, contractors said.

 

 

Thailand army declares coup, nationwide curfew

Posted 5/22/2014 in National

Thailand's army chief seized power today in a bloodless coup, mounting the country's 12th military takeover since 1932 in what he called a necessary move to restore stability after nearly seven months of political deadlock and deadly violence.

 

 

Building permits 5-22-14

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 5-22-14

Posted 5/22/2014 in Business

 

City agrees to fund cost overruns for CAFB firing range

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After tabling the matter two weeks ago, the Columbus City Council has agreed to pay cash for half of cost overruns after the lowest base bid for the bullet trap and building for the shooting range for Columbus Air Force Base exceeded the initial project budget.

Charter School Authorizing Board hears from public

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board held a public forum in Columbus Tuesday night. Approximately 50 people gathered at Genesis Church, and what would be the home of Inspire Charter School, to hear from ICS's executive director Darren Leach and offer their input.

City preparing for largest soccer tourney in state

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's largest soccer tournament will take place in Columbus this weekend. One hundred and twenty teams from every corner of the state are scheduled to take part in the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup.

McGill will apply for permanent superintendent

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Edna McGill announced Wednesday that she will apply to be the district's next superintendent.

Sanitation recommendations unofficially pushed back

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unofficially delayed receipt of recommendations on possibly outsourcing the city's sanitation services Tuesday after Chief Administrative Officer Taylor Adams and department head Emma Gandy asked for more time to study internal, cost-saving measures.

West Point man charged with Starkville shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged 26-year-old Antwjuan Terry, of 326 W. Half Mile St., Apartment A8, West Point, with aggravated assault and armed robbery in connection with a May 15 shooting.

 

CAFB Main Gate temporarily shut down Tuesday

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The main gate at Columbus Air Force Base was shut down Tuesday after a military dog alerted on a vehicle attempting to enter the base.

 

Vernon council approves city hall upgrades

Posted 5/21/2014 in Area

The Vernon City Complex will be a bit more colorful in a few weeks.

Brooksville man arrested after Columbus shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after gunfire was exchanged near an apartment complex in Columbus.

Columbus man charged in hit and run

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after he allegedly struck a woman with his vehicle and then fled the scene

 

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