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Supervisors unanimously pass Blackjack TIF plan

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing plan Monday that, once expected housing developments are added to the tax rolls, will provide funding for numerous Blackjack Road improvements.

 

SSD supe wants 'amiable' solution for fund dispute

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said he hopes SSD and city aldermen can find an amiable solution over how to use $500,000 in over-collected school taxes.

West Point selectmen renew agreement with county, LINK

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted unanimously to renew the city's agreement with Clay County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for three more years.

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.

Vernon optimistic over plans for building splash pad

Posted 7/9/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is moving closer to building a splash pad at the city's park.

 

Cruz, tea party groups want probe of Miss. runoff

Posted 7/9/2014 in State

In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of alleged voter fraud they cited in the bitterly fought race.

 

Government made $100B in improper payments

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them -- tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

Patrol head says he's shocked by beating video

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency's reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

 

Report: Prison health-care costs stabilize

Posted 7/9/2014 in National

States are spending slightly less on prisoner health care after nearly a decade of steady increases, according to a report released Tuesday.

 

 

Supes approve requests to void HOME contracts

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved requests from owners of two houses being rebuilt as part of the HOME Investment Participation Program to cancel their contracts with LRJ&J Construction.

 

MDA to be asked for more funds for shooting range

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority may be willing to allocate more money toward construction of a new firing range in Columbus to make up for insufficient local commitments.

Photo: Bomb threat at Walmart

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From left, Walmart employees Vicki Reed, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Baker wait outside the Columbus Walmart Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to local law enforcement.

Council, school board meet tonight

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board and the Columbus city council are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss the district's current financial state.

 

MHP issued 36 DUIs over holiday weekend

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

The local division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 36 DUI citations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 

Alleged voyeur arrested at road block

Oktibbeha County deputies arrested a local man who evaded law enforcement for a week after a reported voyeurism incident.

 

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

 

 

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