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Columbus High seniors display artwork at Rosenzweig

Posted 3/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, none of the students in Sarah Oswalt's Visual Arts class could have imagined having a gallery opening for their work. Most of them were sure they had no artistic talent at all. But the class is a required part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum, meaning the 11 students had to at least give art a chance, even if they never fully embraced it.

 

New committee could vet Mill parking deck proposals

The process of seeking professional services for the former CottonMill development project has started, and Starkville aldermen will again deliberate over housekeeping measures associated with the venture at their 5:30 p.m. City Hall meeting tonight.

 

 

Supes can't agree on employee payroll request

County supervisors stalemated on two votes Monday surrounding a payroll change request for a tax office employee which emerged during closed session.

 

 

Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.

 

 

Dem: Miss. gov a 'fool' to not expand Medicaid

Posted 3/5/2013 in State

A Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Mississippi's Republican governor is a "fool" and a "hypocrite" for opposing Medicaid expansion.

 

 

Pentagon to furlough teachers, cut commissary time

Posted 3/5/2013 in National

The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.

 

 

New Miss. law blocks info on concealed permits

Posted 3/5/2013 in State

A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons.

 

 

Family: Slain Clarksdale mayoral candidate beaten, burned

Posted 3/5/2013 in State

The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, a family member said Monday.

 

Zacharias remembered as 'transformative' presence

Former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias, 77, died Sunday of complications from multiple sclerosis after an extended illness.

Drainage is a key issue in Ward 2 race

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drainage issues in East Columbus are among the top concerns facing candidates in the race for councilman in Ward 2.

 

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

Posted 3/4/2013 in State

A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

 

CPD, sheriff's department raising funds for ill officer

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies are banding together to support one of their own. The Columbus Police Department is teaming up with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department, The Columbus Fire Department and Emergency 911 to help raise money for a CPD investigator who is battling cancer.

 

Analysis: Miss. keeps some control of local issues

Posted 3/4/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers get hopping mad when Washington tries to tell the state what it can or can't do. But, they've been plenty willing this session to make the state government exert similar control over local government.

 

Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

 

Arrest report 3-4-13

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Free vegetable gardening program offered

Posted 3/4/2013 in Area

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Lowndes County Master Gardeners will present a free program on Home Vegetable Gardening Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 318 College St., Columbus.

 

Monday profile: Ever-present Brasfield is key to Bin 612's success

It is an overcast Thursday afternoon, but there are still a few people sitting outside Bin 612 on the fenced-in patio that separates the restaurant from University Drive.

 

Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

 

Romney: Heart told him he'd win until he saw Fla.

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.

Above and Beyond: GTR grows while other airports struggle

Posted 3/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Hainsey remembers all too well when Northwest Airlines pulled out of Golden Triangle Regional Airport, taking three flights a day with it. The year was 2006, and he had just taken over as executive director. Immediately, he found himself faced with a problem: How does a small airport survive when it loses one-third of its budget? The answer then, as now, lay just beyond the terminal walls.

 

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