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More funding needed for CAFB firing range

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bids on the building and bullet trap for a new Lowndes County shooting range have come in over the original budget, meaning more funding from the county and city will likely be needed for the project to happen.

County seeking quotes for debris cleanup

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County was one of seven counties in Mississippi declared a federal disaster area after it was hit by five tornadoes last week.

Lowndes School District improperly allocated funding

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The State Auditor's Office revealed Tuesday that the Lowndes County School District did not properly use Title I funds during the 2012-2013 school year.

Photo: A night for nurses

Posted 5/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bessie Johnson, a housekeeper at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, holds up a candle with co-workers in the courtyard of the Patient Tower Monday in honor of National Nurses Week.


Court ruling favors prayer at council meeting

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

A narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.


Residents: Safety issues abound on Blackjack Road

About 20 Blackjack residents say they, along with commuters who use the widely traveled thoroughfare near Mississippi State University, are forced to endure dangerous conditions on Blackjack Road as heavy construction equipment associated with housing developments block and damage the street.

Perkins: Nixing alcohol sales agenda item prevents divisive discussion

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on a law relaxing Starkville alcohol sales was pulled Monday from today's city business, officials confirmed Monday.


Deputy charged in death of basketball coach

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Jackson police say a Hinds County sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the death of a basketball coach.



Testing encouraged for those born 1945 to 1965

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health is offering free Hepatitis C testing at all county health departments in May.


1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the nation's worst maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold -- the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a quarter century.


Governor may call special session to pay for tornado damage

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant may call the Mississippi Legislature into special session to help pay state government's share of tornado recovery costs.



Man freed in delayed imprisonment case

Posted 5/6/2014 in National

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again -- this time with no need to look over his shoulder.



2 Mississippi students are presidential scholars

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Two Mississippi students have been selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars.



Kemper plant drags down Southern Co. stock

Posted 5/6/2014 in State

Troubles at the Kemper County power plant that Mississippi Power Co. is building are so great that they're dragging down the stock of parent Southern Co.



Alcohol law change pulled from Starkville agenda

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on an amendment relaxing Starkville's alcohol sales was pulled Monday from Tuesday's board meeting, officials confirmed.



Public hearing for Island land use set for Tuesday

Posted 5/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus will hold a 4 p.m. public hearing Tuesday at the Columbus Municipal Complex to gather input on establishing an urban renewal area.


At least 3 critically injured in circus accident

Posted 5/5/2014 in National

At least three performers remain in critical condition following a circus accident in Providence. Authorities are trying to determine what caused a support frame to collapse Sunday during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey "Legends" show at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Storm shelter half empty; some have nowhere to go

Posted 5/5/2014 in State

More than half of the 70 people who took shelter at a church in Louisville after Monday's tornado have found another place to stay.


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