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Supes vote to fund small Riverwalk extension

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Riverwalk extension will likely get another extension.

County declines support for Burns Bottom project

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If Friday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting is any indication, the county may not only decline an opportunity to partner with Columbus on a proposed redevelopment project at Burns Bottom, it may also become a competitive buyer for properties needed for the city project.

MSU receiver Wilson arrested on drug charges

Posted 3/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson and three others have been arrested on drug charges in south Alabama.

 

CMSD, LCSD hold meetings for parents, public

Posted 3/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local school districts are hosting a series of public meetings in the coming weeks to discuss their futures.

 

Arrest report: 3-15-15

Posted 3/14/2015 in Area

 

Former 3 Doors Down bassist DUI trial set for Monday

Posted 3/14/2015 in State

Former 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is set to go to trial in D'Iberville Monday on a charge of second-offense driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol.

 

 

Mississippi River on the rise from rain fall up stream

Posted 3/14/2015 in State

The Mississippi River at Natchez is expected to rise 6.6 feet in the next two weeks, placing it just below flood level early in the spring rise season.

 

 

Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

 

 

Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

 

 

Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting today, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.

 

 

Iraqi Kurds: Islamic State group used chemical weapons

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters.

 

 

Officials: US to keep higher level of troops in Afghanistan

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end.

 

 

Rules for saving, providing emails? Not for Congress

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves.

 

 

Harper Lee's agent dismisses 'elder abuse' allegations

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Harper Lee's literary agent says he was "surprised" that his client was believed a victim of elder abuse and asserted "categorically" that she was in "full possession of her mental faculties" and "delighted" about this summer's publication of her second novel.

 

 

Oil is on its way down again; will gasoline prices follow?

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

 

Teens in library build virtual worlds during Teen Tech Week

Posted 3/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, a handful of teenagers have gathered in an upstairs room of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library for a couple of hours each day and planted themselves behind computers.

City's event calendar booming

Posted 3/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Southern hospitality is about to be put to the test.

Study reveals chronic absenteeism in Miss. schools

Posted 3/13/2015 in Area

Eighty percent of success is showing up, the saying goes. For 74,299 public school students in Mississippi -- 15 percent of kindergarten through 12th grade students -- that isn't happening.

Starkville's Restaurant Week begins

Posted 3/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's third annual Restaurant Week starts today, and Greater Starkville Development Partnership leaders say event has found its stride.

Home-made wheelchair helps injured pets in Balkans

Posted 3/13/2015 in National

When his dog Mica suffered a spinal injury, Dragan Dimitrijevic made her a wheelchair, using small wheels, plastic pipes and old belts.

 

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