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Lowndes Co. schools approve $54M budget

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night and unanimously approved a proposed budget, which projects nearly $52 million in revenue for the district for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

City-county projects may need revisions

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for a pair of joint projects between the city of Columbus and Lowndes County will have to be revised after bids for the work came in over the projected budget, county supervisors learned Monday during their regular meeting.

Soggy June puts damper on local crops

Posted 7/1/2014 in Area

The unrelenting rainfall that has drenched the Golden Triangle throughout June has created challenges and delays for local farmers. June rainfall was well above the average for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties this year.

Starkville police warn of counterfeit check scam

The Starkville Police Department issued arrest warrants for three men allegedly tied to a counterfeit check scam and warned businesses to be on the lookout for bogus payroll checks stemming from a legitimate contracting business.

 

Process amending landscape ordinance could begin this month

Starkville aldermen could approve the first step needed to change the city's landscaping ordinance tonight by scheduling a public hearing on revisions later this month.

 

 

Mississippi enacting dozens of new laws today

Posted 7/1/2014 in State

New Mississippi laws provide pay raises for teachers, require closer monitoring for concussions in school sports and attempt to limit the cost of obtaining public records.

 

Birth control ruling sparks political clash

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed.

 

Utah man sent to jail for fight over church seats

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail.

 

Ukrainian president ends ceasefire

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was abandoning a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and sending military forces back on the offensive after talks with Russia and European leaders failed to start a broader peace process.

 

GM safety crisis grows as recalls mount

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.

 

 

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

Posted 7/1/2014 in National

North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

 

 

Testing operations underway at CalStar

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An official ribbon cutting for the new CalStar plant has not been set, but operations are already taking place there. Construction of the facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Global Industrial Aerospace Park wrapped up late last month.

 

 

SSD re-branding effort yields new website

Posted 6/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District unveiled its redesigned website Friday in hopes of better branding the school system and helping improve communication efforts for students, teachers and parents.

 

Columbus native serving on Navy 'boomer'

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus native is serving his country on one of the world's most advanced submarines.

Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Posted 6/30/2014 in National

Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

 

Mississippi GOP scarred after Senate primary

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

The Mississippi Republican Party will need to mend rifts within its own ranks after a bitter primary between six-term U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and a tea party-backed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

 

 

New 4-lane part of Highway 6 to open

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials say the new four-lane section of Mississippi Highway 6 into Tupelo is scheduled to open July 15.

 

 

2 man escape from Hancock County jail; 1 caught

Posted 6/30/2014 in State

Chief Deputy Don Bass says one of two men who escaped from the Hancock County jail remains at large. Bass tells The Sun Herald investigators believe 28-year-old Perry Thomas and 21-year-old Montrell McPherson scaled the fence around the recreation yard late Sunday afternoon.

 

 

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