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Superintendent schools Rotarians on Common Core

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.

Two more bomb threats made at Columbus Middle School

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.

 

Council seeks public input on capital improvement

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.

 

Immanuel leaders reassure parents after split

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the transition to separate Immanuel Christian School from Immanuel Christian Church continues, the schools' advisors are reassuring parents that the school will remain open.

 

Golding Road to close Thursday morning

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golding Road from Richardson Road to Golding Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Vernon council tables fundraiser proposal

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

Hold off on any plans to hold a fundraiser at city hall. The Vernon City Council Monday tabled plans to decide the city's stance on allowing community fundraisers, like a carwash, on city grounds.

 

West Point changes residency rule for city employees

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted Tuesday to strike language in their employee policy that required all city employees to reside in Clay County.

 

Ocean Springs principal will lead SHS

Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously hired Ocean Springs High School Principal David Baggett as Starkville High School's next top administrator.

 

Four students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

 

 

Scant relief: Summer gasoline price to dip a penny

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

 

Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Millionaires and billionaires are increasing their influence in federal elections, leaving political parties to play more limited roles, and raising questions about who sets the agenda in campaigns.

 

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

 

 

Court denies post-conviction appeal

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a post-conviction petition of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing a vulnerable person in her care.

 

 

Network set for child medical, mental needs

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

Mississippi officials hope that a $5 million grant will create a more seamless system to care for children's medical, mental and behavioral needs.

 

 

U.S. tells Iran that UN envoy pick is 'not viable'

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

The White House says the United States has notified Iran's government that its pick to be Iran's new U.N. ambassador is not viable.

 

'Cuban Twitter' -- overtly political, poking Castros

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

 

Military: Marine fatally shot colleague

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

 

 

Judge OKs delay in Dutschke sentencing

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report.

 

 

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