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CAFB simulator instructor plays key role in teaching next generation of pilots

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Gregg Havens retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years as a pilot and more than 5,000 hours of flying time, he figured he would spend the rest of his life on the ground. He was right. Sort of.

 

Ohio man faces charges for local bomb threats

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Ohio man suspected of more than 100 bomb threats, including threats called in at the Lowndes County Courthouse and Monroe County Courthouse in December, faces additional charges in a far-flung series of threats called into public buildings in five states.

 

2 arrested on drug charges near school

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with drug-related offenses when their car was pulled over less than 100 yards from a school.

Hundreds turn out for benefit fish fry

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A benefit fish fry for Columbus Police Department officer Kelvin Lee raised more than $6,000 on Thursday. Officer Rhonda Sanders helped organize the event and said almost 1,000 plates were sold in a show of support for Lee, who is fighting stomach cancer.

 

Bank sets $500 million loan fund for Miss. firms

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

BancorpSouth is setting aside a $500 million loan fund aimed at Mississippi businesses, saying it will work with state officials to find qualified borrowers.

 

Humane Society is winner in Restaurant Week competition

Posted 3/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After nearly 10,500 votes were counted, the Oktibbeha County Humane Society was announced as the winner of Starkville's Restaurant Week at a press conference in front of Cadence Bank Thursday.

 

Bryant: Nominee qualified by anti-abortion work

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

 

 

Autopsy report still pending in candidate's death

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

More than a month has passed since the body of a Mississippi mayoral candidate was found dumped near a river levee, but the exact cause of his death remains largely a mystery pending the release of an autopsy report.

 

 

Miss. flags to be lowered honoring Rep. Upshaw

Posted 3/29/2013 in State

 

 

Neither party has cash for student loan rate fix

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn't stop interest rates from doubling.

 

After 40 years, Vietnam memories still strong

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

The last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam 40 years ago today, and the date holds great meaning for many who fought the war, protested it or otherwise lived it.

Pope washes women's feet in break with church law

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

In his most significant break with tradition yet, Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of two young women at a juvenile detention center -- a surprising departure from church rules that restrict the Holy Thursday ritual to men.

 

Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday

Posted 3/29/2013 in National

Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City today, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

 

 

Sales tax data may force cuts to city budget

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections continue to lag behind last year's revenue, prompting some to question whether the city will have to amend its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget or dip into reserves to make up the difference.

 

Local schools getting head start on Common Core curriculum

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As school districts around the country prepare to make the switch to Common Core, a new type of math- and language arts-based curriculum, the Columbus Municipal School District is taking steps to ensure that students, parents and teachers are prepared for the change.

Gov. taps anti-abortion activist for health board

Posted 3/28/2013 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has nominated anti-abortion activist Terri Herring for a six-year term on the state Board of Health, a position that could give Herring influence over Health Department policies that affect the state's only abortion clinic.

Unemployment rates drop from January

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unemployment rates are beginning to inch downward from the January highs, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security Wednesday.

 

Clay County consolidation bill now mirrors Oktibbeha County

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Legislators finalized a six-person conference committee Wednesday to work out House and Senate differences in a potential Clay County school consolidation bill.

 

Officials thrilled over response to Restaurant Week

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tourism officials say Starkville Restaurant Week produced almost 10,500 charity ballots last week. How impressive is that figure? Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory says that total eclipses the total collected during similar week-long events in Jackson. There, the high mark stands at approximately 6,000 votes, she said.

 

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

Posted 3/28/2013 in National

Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

 

 

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