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Building permits 5-7-15

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business



For some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business

Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.



Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot.



AP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past.



Are bungled VA claims systemic? Senators want agency review

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.



GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions

Posted 5/7/2015 in National

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.


LCSD pitches bond to Caledonia aldermen

Posted 5/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia board of alderman were addressed Tuesday by Lowndes County School District officials, who wanted to convince the town to buy into the proposed $44 million bond issue being voted on Tuesday.

Inspire Charter School not applying this year

Posted 5/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group hoping to bring a charter school to Columbus is not submitting an application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board this year.


FOI head: City violated 'Open Meetings' law

Posted 5/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The president of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information is crying foul after he says Columbus officials endorsed an action without public discussion or a public vote.


Huebner picked as next EMCC president

Posted 5/6/2015 in Area

East Mississippi Community College has found its next president.

Starkville High's Mitchell accepts Arkansas job

Jamie Mitchell admits it was going to take a special opportunity to make him leave his post at Starkville High School's football coach.

Starr nominated for state College Board seat

Posted 5/6/2015 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed John W. Starr, the owner of Golden Triangle Periodontal Center and a Mississippi State University graduate, to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees Tuesday.

Starkville man charged with auto burglary

The Starkville Police Department charged a local resident with auto burglary Tuesday.

Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial

Posted 5/6/2015 in State

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.


Habitat calls for women volunteers

Posted 5/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are inviting women to volunteer on Thursday as part of National Women Build Week.



Mississippi gets $2.4 million to improve reading teachers

Posted 5/6/2015 in State

Mississippi will get $2.4 million to subsidize summer programs for struggling readers and improve teachers' reading instruction methods.



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