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Triplett appeals child pornography conviction

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a child pornography case from Mississippi.



It's official: 68 teachers, staff terminated

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adair, Adam, Agerton, Black ... The names behind the numbers behind the decision to lay off 68 city school teachers and support staff. The measure passed 4-1 at Thursday night's school board meeting, with board member Bruce Hanson casting the lone dissenting vote.



Deadline extended for superintendent search

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District closed the application process on Jan. 31 and received packets of information on nine candidates last week from the Mississippi School Boards Association, which was hired in July to conduct the search.


Eurocopter delivers 200th helicopter

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the area's leading aerospace developers commemorated a 200th milestone with a reception Thursday morning.

Helpline volunteers offer a voice in the dark

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every 35 seconds, someone in the United States attempts suicide. Every 14.6 minutes, one person succeeds. The state of Mississippi now ranks 19th in the country for suicides. And that number is climbing.


MSU selected to lead national transportation research

Mississippi State is the lead institution for a $3.5 million federal grant to help fund a center of excellence for transportation research.


Supes discuss deal with public library and board vacancies

Posted 3/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A partnership between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues to move forward. At Wednesday's board meeting, Board President Harry Sanders questioned the status of the project.


MSU student cries wolf in alleged kidnapping

Call off the dogs, silence the sirens. It was all a hoax.



Superintendent search tops city schools agenda tonight

Posted 3/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.



Two arrested for possession of meth while child was in home

Posted 3/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for 3-1-12.



Business brief 3-1-12

Posted 3/1/2012 in Business

Mckay named managing partner.



Building permits 3-1-12

Posted 3/1/2012 in Area

Week of Feb. 20-28.



Marriages and Divorces 3-1-12

Posted 3/1/2012 in Area

For the week of Feb. 22-29.



Severe weather moving into area

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch tonight until 9 p.m. for the Golden Triangle and much of central Mississippi. Strong storms are expected to move into the area during the night, producing damaging winds, lightning, hail and the possibility of a few tornadoes.


Festival funding highlights CVB budget troubles

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Market Street Festival was allocated $15,000 by the board, which is $5,000 less than requested. On Tuesday, Main Street Columbus Director and Market Street organizer Amber Brislin said she was appreciative of the CVB's financial commitment.

Mississippi State University celebrates its 134th birthday

Posted 2/29/2012 in State

The rain may have silenced the band, but the party didn't slow down. Mississippi State University celebrated the 134th birthday of the school on Tuesday with food, drinks, music, giveaways and a four foot tall cowbell cake in the Junction.


Routine traffic stop leads to arrest of three

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop Tuesday by officers with the Columbus Police Department led to the arrest of two Columbus men and a juvenile.



City seeks solutions to neighborhood blight

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When City Planner Christina Berry presented her ideas for the year to Mayor Robert Smith and members of the city council in January, one of her goals was to revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Berry took her vision one step further during a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon at Trotter Convention Center.



Tupelo schools hire Amory superintendent

Posted 2/29/2012 in State

Gearl Loden, in his third year of leading the Amory School District, has been hired as superintendent of the Tupelo Public Schools.



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