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Bush struggles to clarify stance on wisdom of invading Iraq

Posted 5/13/2015 in National

Struggling with the shadows of Iraq, Jeb Bush said Tuesday he would have made a different decision than his brother to invade Iraq in 2003 had he known what he does now about flaws in the nation's intelligence.

 

1 Dem, 1 Republican headed to US House runoff in Mississippi

Posted 5/13/2015 in State

Democrat Walter Zinn and Republican Trent Kelly will spend the next three weeks competing for support in a north Mississippi congressional race after emerging from a field of 13 candidates in a special election.

It's a go: Voters approve $44M bond issue

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second time was a charm for Lowndes County School District officials.

Photo: Don't forget to vote

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gail and Wade Ward, of Columbus, cast votes at Brandon Central Office in Columbus this morning.

 

Local law enforcement mourns fallen officers

Posted 5/12/2015 in Area

March 18, 2014 -- a day Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge would like to forget. Unfortunately, he never will.

 

Two solar farms coming to Lowndes

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In what has been a lull period for economic development in the Golden Triangle, there will be at least one new start-up at the Golden Triangle Industrial Park by year's end.

Three new CMSD principals named

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has three new principals in place.

Catfish Alley mural under restoration

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Around lunchtime Monday, Alex Stelios-Wills stood in Catfish Alley adding a little more brown paint to the small, Styrofoam coffee cup in his hand.

Mother: Son accused in officer killings had drug problem

Posted 5/12/2015 in State

Marvin Banks' drug use and drinking had worsened in recent years and he was hearing voices in his head.

 

Subway employee fired for posts celebrating police deaths

Posted 5/12/2015 in State

A Mississippi Subway restaurant employee has been fired after posting a photo on Facebook that appeared to show her in uniform celebrating the killing of two police officers in Hattiesburg.

 

Baptist Memorial gets A from hospital-scoring group

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle received an 'A' patient safety rating in the Spring 2015 Safety Score by Leapfrog Group.

Photo: Fresh-squeezed lemonade

Posted 5/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blake Casano, 7, left, and her friend, Mary Kate Broocks, 7, watch as Elizabeth Casano, right, squeezes lemons to make lemonade at the Hitching Lot Farmers Market on Saturday.

West Lowndes offers students interview experience

Posted 5/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sharply dressed young men and women moved from table to table. They shook hands, sat down and presented their resumes.

Supe candidates weigh-in on bond issue

Posted 5/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote for or against a proposed $44 million bond issue for capital improvements throughout the district.

Hattiesburg mourns 2 officers slain in weekend shooting

Posted 5/11/2015 in State

With lowered flags and prayers, Hattiesburg is mourning two police officers, while the four people arrested after their shooting deaths await an initial court appearance today.

 

Enrollment in state pre-K inches up but disparities remain

Posted 5/11/2015 in National

Enrollment in state pre-kindergarten programs inched up slightly last year, but there's been little change in the overall percentage of children participating in the programs, according to a national study on early education released Monday.

 

Family of Lowndes teen, killed at railroad crossing, pushes for safety measures

Posted 5/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Teen-aged girls can be persistent. Sometimes, fathers can be, too.

Results are in: Of 760 third graders, 99 fail reading test

Posted 5/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 69 Columbus third graders are facing the possibility of being held back after the state Department of Education released the passing requirements for the first statewide reading test Friday.

 

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