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Brooks, Sanders battle over travel receipt

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A conference travel receipt sparked a heated discussion between long-time political rivals Leroy Brooks and Harry Sanders during the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, resulting in Brooks saying he would take the board to court, if necessary.

Officials mum on engineer plans

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials have not made clear when, or if, they will formally post a notice requesting proposals from firms for the city engineer position.

Lowndes schools prep for big changes

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When students and teachers begin the 2013 school year Wednesday, they will encounter several changes in the Lowndes County School District. Block scheduling, one of the biggest changes that will be implemented in the district, will begin this term.


Bids for Mississippi Steel expansion projects opened

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sealed bids for the access road, rail spur and loading pad portions of the expansion for the Mississippi Steel Processing plant in Lowndes County were opened during Wednesday's county supervisors' meeting.


Bojangles closes in Columbus

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits has closed in Columbus. The restaurant's last day open for business was Wednesday.


Gateway Shopping Center gets new tenant

Posted 8/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rainbow Apparel, a women's clothing and accessory retail store, has opened a store in Gateway Shopping Center.



Optimism of whites in U.S. lags blacks by big margin

Posted 8/1/2013 in National

Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living. Indeed, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of whites by the widest margin since at least 1987, a new analysis shows.



Municipal court handles record number of cases

Starkville's municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.


Suspect surrenders following high-speed chase

An 18-year-old Starkville resident was arrested and charged with felony fleeing after leading police officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday.


Dozens arrested in sex trafficking case

Posted 8/1/2013 in State

Law enforcement agencies in the Jackson metropolitan area have made dozens of arrests as part of the FBI's roundup of underage prostitutes and human sex traffickers.



Trial date set for 3 Doors Down bassist

Posted 8/1/2013 in State



J.K. Rowling wins pseudonym case

Posted 8/1/2013 in National



In Afghanistan, mixed reasons for drop in insider attacks

Posted 8/1/2013 in National



Uruguay takes step toward full pot legalization

Posted 8/1/2013 in National



Prosecutor: Kidnapped women kept diaries

Posted 8/1/2013 in National



Police: Miss. Woman intended to visit Walking Dead actor

Posted 8/1/2013 in State



Building permits 8-1-13

Posted 8/1/2013 in Business



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