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Spice shipments estimated at $70,000 confiscated

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Almost $70,000 worth of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "spice," has been taken off the streets of Columbus.


Mississippi will cut funding to drug courts

Posted 6/11/2013 in State

Mississippi drug courts face steep budget cuts in the coming year, after demand outstripped funding.


County leaders gear up for MAS conference

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County leaders will spend much of next week out of town attending workshops and networking with colleagues statewide at the Mississippi Association of Supervisors annual convention in Biloxi.


Navistar losses increase as sales plunge

Posted 6/11/2013 in Area

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. on Monday posted a wider loss for its fiscal second quarter compared with a year ago, when it recorded a large income tax gain.


CMSD's dropout prevention program delayed

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two weeks after its intended launch date, Project 2020 has yet to be implemented in the Columbus Municipal School District. Touted as a dropout prevention program, the project has been Dr. Martha Liddell's pet project since she became superintendent in June 2011.

Cole hopes 'Blue Tuesday' momentum carries through

Posted 6/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole says he's still smiling a week after major Democratic victories on the municipal level during "Blue Tuesday."

Democrat committee member urges disciplinary meeting

Posted 6/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least one sitting Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee member is asking the group's chairman to schedule a meeting this month and take action against high-ranking party officials who were spotted at a May Republican fund-raiser.

Monday profile: Budlove finds harmony of art, dance in new business enterprise

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For local artist Kristin Colvin Budlove, art isn't simply a painting on a canvas. It's a state of mind. Married and a mother of three, Budlove, 28, said she has been creating different works of art for as long as she can remember. Whether it's expressing herself through dance or giving new life to reclaimed pieces of furniture, the New Hope native said being an artist is a large part of who she is.


There's an app for that, Mississippi style

Posted 6/10/2013 in State


West Point man arrested in death of Columbus man

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man has been charged with murder in the Sunday morning shooting death of a Columbus man.

Liddell's consulting work may violate CMSD contract

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Schools Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell may have violated a school district policy that prohibits the superintendent from engaging in any outside business ventures.


Alligator hunting permit deadlines approaching

Posted 6/10/2013 in State



Late cotton planting amplifies bug threat

Posted 6/10/2013 in State



Analysis: Miss. campaign spending hard to track

Posted 6/10/2013 in State



Susan Estrich: The morning after debate

Posted 6/8/2013 in National

If you're having trouble following all of the twists and turns in the saga relating to the availability of what is commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill," you're not alone.



DNA ruling: Effective tool or infringement on rights?

Posted 6/8/2013 in Area

In a landmark decision announced last week, the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officials in Maryland could legally obtain DNA from people suspected of serious or violent crime.


Air force base runway work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials report two thirds of construction on its center runway is done, making it on target and slightly ahead of its projected August 29 completion date. Work on the project began in March.


Mississippi wildlife officials say bear sightings up

Posted 6/8/2013 in State

Wildlife officials say coastal Mississippi is seeing higher than normal black bear activity this year and residents should remove attractants if one's spotted in a residential area.



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