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After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

Posted 1/28/2015 in National

Dove lovers, rejoice.

 

2 events get partial funding from CVB

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The main order of business at Monday's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau board meeting was releasing grant money to a handful of events that rely on CVB funding.

Romney's MSU visit at full capacity

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, will speak at Mississippi State University on Wednesday and all tickets to the events have been claimed.

New E911 director hired

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes E911 board of commissioners has hired Shalonda Givens as the department's new director.

 

Public invited to CAFB, community land use meeting

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed implementations stemming from a joint land use study will be presented to the public Thursday.

 

Banks faces first challenge since 2007

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks will face her first election test since 2007.

Arrest report: 1-27-15

Posted 1/27/2015 in Area

Maben man charged with statutory rape

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested and charged a 24-year-old Maben man with statutory rape Saturday.

Supes approve refinancing of $7 million bonds

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It only took a minute for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to sign off on a measure it believes may ultimately save the county $200,000 in bond payments.

Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

Posted 1/27/2015 in National

A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation.

 

Japan: Hopeful about release of hostage, pilot

Posted 1/27/2015 in National

A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home.

 

Tenn-Tom museum set to open next month

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next month marks the opening of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Transportation Museum in Columbus.

Legislature takes up texting-while-driving bills

Posted 1/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle state representative says laws against texting while driving are almost assured to pass this legislative term.

 

Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ecolab will reduce its Columbus workforce by roughly 43 percent over the next several months as the company shifts some of its operations to a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

 

State fire marshal investigates home blaze

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state fire marshal office will investigate the cause of a Saturday evening fire that destroyed a Columbus home on Moores Creek Road.

 

Homeless count takes place this week in Miss.

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide census of the homeless population in Mississippi will be taken this week, including in the Golden Triangle.

6-candidate race forms for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race to become Lowndes County's next circuit clerk now has six candidates.

Saturday night fire destroys Columbus home

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews said his department responded to a call around 5:35 p.m. regarding a fire in the 700 block of Moores Creek Road.

After 11 years as EMCC president, Young stepping down

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They say the customer is always right. Dr. Rick Young, president of East Mississippi Community College, thinks they are on to something.

 

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