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Baptist Golden Triangle names new directors, nurse manager

Posted 6/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last month, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has hired a new ambulance director, a new director or respiratory care and a new nurse manager, according to a press release from the hospital.

 

 

Inside Islamic State group's rule: Creating a nation of fear

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in trouble.

 

 

For cigarette smuggler, a perilous life under Islamic State

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars.

 

 

Which woman should appear on $10 bill? Lew will weigh ideas

Posted 6/19/2015 in National

Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt? Rosa Parks?

 

Photo: Highway 12 wreck

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An accident on Highway 12 just outside Columbus sent two drivers to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

MUW's desegregation focus of project

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three years ago, a professor at Mississippi University of Women was prompted by a student's capstone to look into the history of desegregation at the university. She was surprised by what she found -- nothing.

 

Write-in candidates eligible in District 41

Posted 6/18/2015 in Area

Write-in candidates are eligible for election in the Democratic primary for District 41 representative, and that has opened the possibility of formalized write-in campaigns for the seat.

 

Proposed special needs class in West Point raising money

Posted 6/18/2015 in Area

Last fall, then 4-year-old Nora Molina stood atop a slide in West Point and looked down.

Browning on Business: Retail development planned for Columbus

Posted 6/18/2015 in Business

In Columbus, near where Waverly Ferry Road meets Highway 45 North, in the open area behind Motel 6 and Days Inn, there are plans for new retail development.

 

W uses real-world stories, YouTube to train middle school teachers

Posted 6/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twenty middle school mathematics teachers have gathered to help students prepare for the future at the College and Career Readiness Mathematics Institute on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

Man faces 3 counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile

Posted 6/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged a 20-year-old resident with three counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile after receiving a report earlier this month.

 

Officials want improved siren maintenance

Posted 6/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 resident Bill Daniel says he hasn't heard the wail of his neighborhood's tornado siren in a long time.

 

 

Prosecutor: Worker discussed having convicts kill husband

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Authorities said a woman who provided hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools to two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison discussed having them kill her husband.

 

 

Report: Mississippi foster care backsliding

Posted 6/18/2015 in State

Not only is Mississippi not living up to a court order to improve its child welfare system, but a court monitor finds that things may be getting worse.

 

 

Senate to vote on defense policy bill

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

 

 

Building permits 6-18-15

Posted 6/18/2015 in Business

 

 

AT&T hit with $100M fine, company vows to fight

Posted 6/18/2015 in Business

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount.

 

 

Treasury says woman will be picked for $10 bill

Posted 6/18/2015 in National

Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman.

 

 

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