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Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.


A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal.



Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

Posted 3/5/2015 in State

When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet.



Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.



Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.



Building permits 3-5-15

Posted 3/5/2015 in Business



Marriages and divorces 3-5-15

Posted 3/5/2015 in Business



Lowndes Co. bond info meeting tonight canceled

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at New Hope Elementary School, has been canceled for bad weather.


Council picks 2 CMSD board members

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith cast two tiebreaker votes Tuesday that effectively decided appointments to the Columbus Municipal School District Board.

Drug sting targets Maben, Starkville residents

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents landed a major blow against drug trafficking Tuesday after a year-long investigation yielded 11 arrests and the seizure of drugs, firearms and cash.


Cold temps, ice potential on the way

Posted 3/4/2015 in Area

Precisely a week after a winter storm dumped four-to-eight inches of snow in the Golden Triangle, another storm will move into the area late this evening.


Caledonia, Crawford to get new fire stations

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved loans for a total of $172,000 to allow for two new fire stations in the county while deferring action on a third substation during Monday's regular meeting.

Parent training comes to Golden Triangle

Posted 3/4/2015 in Area

Local parents interested in making an impact in their public schools are in luck.


Starkville aldermen say 'No deal' to Cadence Bank

Starkville aldermen ended months of speculation surrounding a potential purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street property Tuesday by shifting their attention to renovating City Hall for Starkville Police Department's permanent home.



Caledonia fire department moves up a grade

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen recognized the town's volunteer fire department Tuesday night for receiving a class promotion from the state.



Airbus gets FAA airworthiness approval

Posted 3/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopter completely assembled in the U.S. has received airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.



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