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Possible human remains found

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say what may be a human bone was discovered in Steens on Thursday.

CLW raising residential rates

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Utility rates for Columbus residents are going up.

Louisville student shines at national spelling bee

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


Absentee deadline approaching for Tuesday's special election

Posted 5/29/2015 in Area

Circuit clerks' offices in the Golden Triangle will be open until noon Saturday to accommodate absentee voters for Tuesday's special runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.



Bite out of crime: K-9 partner saves deputy under attack

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.


CAFB looks to reverse perception of base as 'bottom-tier'

Posted 5/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. John Nichols, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Columbus Air Force Base, spoke to the Exchange Club Thursday about changing the perception of the base as a "bottom-tier" base, among other things.


Boeing selects Mississippi State for new research center

Posted 5/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the world's leading aerospace companies has selected Mississippi State University to host its Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center.



2 men plead guilty to killing Greenville WWII veteran

Posted 5/29/2015 in State

Two Greenville men have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a World War II veteran who was also known as the Delta region's first "Hot Tamale King."



US to 'fine tune' Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle

Posted 5/29/2015 in National

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq.


Indictment says ex-US House Speaker Hastert paid hush money

Posted 5/29/2015 in National

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."


FCC head unveils proposal to narrow the 'digital divide'

Posted 5/29/2015 in Business

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.



Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

Posted 5/29/2015 in National

The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean.


Local couchsurfers open to new people, new experiences

Posted 5/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

People passing through Columbus looking for a place to stay have a wide range of choices.


Still time to support Loaves & Fishes

Posted 5/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The many volunteers who work week in and week out to ensure the hungry of Lowndes County receive basic sustenance remind the community that tickets are still available for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen's major annual fundraiser.


Trotter renovations coming in under budget

Posted 5/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations to the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus are nearly complete, and the project is on pace to come in under budget.


Tronox to close one of two facilities

Posted 5/28/2015 in Area

Tronox officials have announced the company will cease production of sodium chlorate at its Hamilton facility at the end of November.



Filing: DOJ has issues with consolidation plan

Posted 5/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple issues with the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's merger plan, including the preservation of a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students, court records show.


Browning on Business: Area dance studio changing locations

Posted 5/28/2015 in Business

WHEREhouse Dance Company in downtown Columbus is moving.


Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season

Posted 5/28/2015 in National

With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average -- but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy.



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