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Leigh Mall under pressure to repave

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, Leigh Mall businesses and shoppers have wrestled with bad parking lot conditions. Now mall ownership presumably has a plan to fix the problem.

Oak Hill Academy hires new headmaster

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Cathy Davis will begin her new position as Oak Hill Academy's headmaster June 8, Oak Hill board president Gene Childress announced Monday. She succeeds Yandell Harris who is returning to coaching at Heritage Academy.

MUW's Nepali students gather after earthquake

Posted 4/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nepali students at Mississippi University for Women gathered at university president Jim Borsig's house on Saturday to wait together for news of family and friends from Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the small country Saturday.

In the Golden Triangle, the numbers are clear: Women go to church more than men

Posted 4/25/2015 in Area

Sunday mornings in America see thousands flock to church and Sunday school. As the preacher reviews his sermon's notes, congregation members fill pews, mothers settle children, friends greet each other and choir members fan themselves with programs.


It's official: New man on campus

Posted 4/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nothing gets a point across quite like the clanging of a cowbell.


Columbus to begin drainage, road project

Posted 4/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phase 1 of a three-phase drainage and road project of 14th Avenue North will begin Monday, according to Columbus officials.

SPD increasing community relations with residents' academy

Posted 4/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will hold its first ever police academy, a 10-week class aimed at increasing community relations and transparency, for residents this summer.


Aide to Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge

Posted 4/25/2015 in State

An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home.


Assistance organizations trying to better network

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police in February found a man huddled in the back bedroom of his home, using a blanket and boiling water from a Crock Pot to keep warm.

Columbus man charged with armed robbery and kidnapping

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lemarcus Demon Smith, 28, of 1108 13th St. S. has been charged by the Columbus Police Department with possession of a weapon by a felon, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Court rules for county in Co-Op Road dispute

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three-and-a-half year dispute over Co-Op Road has taken another twist.

LINK updates public; advocates Communiversity

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK's first Economic Development Update was a well-attended affair.

'Grand Bullyvard' plan gets funding from state

Posted 4/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will soon take the first steps toward a project that could transform the Highway 12 corridor between Spring and Russell streets.

Wreck ends pursuit for auto burglary suspect

Posted 4/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville residents were charged with auto burglary after a single-vehicle accident ended a police pursuit Thursday.

Two Columbus men wanted by police

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has released the names of suspects wanted by the Criminal Investigations Division.


Bryant vetoes bill he calls weak on ditching Common Core

Posted 4/24/2015 in State

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday vetoed a bill that some lawmakers said would move Mississippi away from the Common Core academic standards adopted by this state and many others.



Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought.



Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

Posted 4/24/2015 in National

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants -- and whether the discoveries are related.



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