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SSD files response to DOJ's issues with consolidation

A response to numerous U.S. Department of Justice issues with consolidation filed by Starkville School District states identifying and busing students from Sudduth Elementary to a mostly African-American campus could push parents to opt for private school or homeschooling options.


Airbus Helicopters names new leader

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman as director/site manager for the company's Lowndes County helicopter assembly plant and operations.


Area students benefit from arts grant

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Columbus Arts Council to help fund the Young People's Artist Series.



Miss. senators attack carbon dioxide limits

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Mississippi's Republican senators are supporting legislation to prevent implementation of new Environmental Protect Agency rules regulating coal-fired power plants.



Bryant chooses successor for Kelly as DA

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new district attorney for seven counties in northeast Mississippi.


Death row inmate challenges evidence in new trial bid

Posted 6/6/2015 in State

A man sentenced to death in the rape and killing of an 82-year-old woman is pursuing a new trial by renewing a legal challenge on evidence from a bite mark on the victim that was used to convict him.


Report: Social Security overpaid nearly half on disability

Posted 6/6/2015 in National

Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.


American Pharoah becomes 1st Triple Crown winner in 37 years

Posted 6/6/2015 in National

At long last, the Triple Crown drought is over.

Photo: Kickin' off Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dawn Barham, of Columbus, sings and plays the guitar with the Juke Joint Gypsies on Thursday during the first Sounds of Summer concert at the Riverwalk.

New high school will prepare students for variety of futures

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jill Savely, principal of Golden Triangle Early College High School, says the new school's students are coming from a variety of economic backgrounds and their past academic performances vary.

No injuries reported in Columbus house fire

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators believe a candle burning atop a T.V. may be what started a house fire in Columbus this morning.

Unemployment rates drop through area

Posted 6/5/2015 in Area

Jobless rates continue to decline throughout the nation, a trend that is true not only of Mississippi as a whole, but of the Golden Triangle, too.


County tasks Slaughter and Associates with preparing subdivision rules

Planner Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based Slaughter and Associates, is preparing new subdivision regulations for Oktibbeha County to ensure developers are responsible for any negative impact their projects inflict on area infrastructure in the future.



Suspect in April shooting in custody

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars on aggravated assault charges following a reported shooting incident.



Mississippi denied $290K seized in 2013 drug raid

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has refused to overturn a judge's ruling that the state's seizure of cash and other items during a drug bust in 2013 was illegal because a search warrant was invalid.



Jones to research obesity at UMMC

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Although University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones didn't get his contract renewed, he won't be going far.



Poll: Most back legal status for immigrants in US illegally

Posted 6/5/2015 in National

A majority of Americans support allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to stay and be granted legal status, according to a new poll released Thursday.



Pit bull attacks 12-year-old Tupelo boy

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Police say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.



School official presses charges for cheering at graduation

Posted 6/5/2015 in State

Ursula Miller knew that when she shouted her niece's name after she received her diploma at a north Mississippi high school graduation, she would probably be asked to leave the arena.



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