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California debates 'yes means yes' sex assault law

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.

 

 

Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Posted 8/11/2014 in National

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

 

Infrastructure work ready for October start

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be October before construction crews begin working on $4.5 million in road, sidewalk and drainage infrastructure upgrades in the city of Columbus.

Lowndes bond proponents make their case

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.

Statistics paint grim picture of poverty in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/9/2014 in Area

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau released a study documenting what parts of the country are considered "poverty areas" -- regions with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher.

Minor adjustment expected for Mill parking garage plan

Slight changes to the combined Mill project's parking garage are expected after workers found a debris pile at the construction site, but developers say their portions of the significant retail development are moving forward with few issues.

Classes for homeless focus on the basics

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.

Mississippi tea garden in the works

Posted 8/9/2014 in State

Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.

 

Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.

 

 

Ebola: Just the facts

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

 

White students to no longer be majority at school

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.

 

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

Posted 8/9/2014 in National

Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.

 

Downtown business owner disputes city's claims

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Realtor is disputing claims that she allowed work on her downtown building without a proper permit from the city. On Monday, the back brick wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, who suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.

Back to school: Mixture of excitement, nerves for new Columbus students

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nerves and jitters were on the menu Thursday morning as pre-K and kindergarten students started their first day of school in the Columbus Municipal School District.

First Yokohama phase on schedule for fall 2015

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.

Taxis to transport students home from bars

The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.

 

Business group grades area legislators

Posted 8/8/2014 in Area

Three state legislators from the Golden Triangle have been an awarded "A" gradings by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee.

 

Miss. consumer spending grows slowest in nation

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.

 

Embezzlement charges dropped against state rep.

Posted 8/8/2014 in State

Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.

 

 

MSU President Keenum elected as vice chairman

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.

 

 

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