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Queens of the second chance: Columbus pair earns honors for their work with adult learners

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.

 

Two from Lowndes County may be re-sentenced

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.

 

 

Business brief: Dixon appointed

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

Tronox Limited announced the appointment of John Dixon of Columbus, as the manager for its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and sodium chlorate production plants in Hamilton.

 

 

Business brief: Waste Management awarded

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), announced that the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority was awarded the SWANA Gold Excellence Award in Landfill Gas Utilization.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 6-28-12

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

 

 

Building permits 6-28-12

Posted 6/28/2012 in Business

 

MSU at forefront in fight against cyber crime

Posted 6/27/2012 in Area

Dr. Rayford Vaughn Jr., associate vice president for research at MSU and head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, gave a brief overview of the department's offerings and accomplishments during Tuesday afternoon's Columbus Rotary Club meeting at the Columbus Country Club.

 

Columbus Library to begin e-book program

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brick-and-mortar libraries aren't disappearing from the literary landscape any time soon, but they are changing, and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is changing as well, adding a growing litany of services for book lovers young and old. By the end of July, your next beach read may be an e-book, borrowed from the library and downloaded to your favorite digital device.

 

Summer camp geared toward academics, service

Posted 6/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 1996, a team of researchers led by Harris Cooper, concluded that achievement test scores for nearly every age group and demographic decline over summer vacation. His studies also found that test scores of children who participate in summer camps, especially educational ones, declined much less than others.

 

House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

Posted 6/27/2012 in National

The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.

 

Brooks picked as convention delegate

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.

Three arrested for railroad parts burglary

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.

Wind Symphony organizers still seeking donations

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Donations still are being sought to help fund the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which entertained about 2,000 Saturday at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus. Event organizers expected a larger crowd, but those who attended seemed to enjoy the show, despite the oppressive summer heat, which kept many away.

 

Law gives churches tax break on utilities

Posted 6/26/2012 in State

After more than 10 years of lingering in legislative purgatory, state churches will soon be getting a break when it comes to paying utility bills. Effective Sunday, churches will no longer have to pay sales tax on utilities including electricity, water and natural gas.

 

 

Library adds new resource center to help autistic children

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Library Director Alice Shands was in Lancaster, Penn. when she saw something that blew her away -- so much so that she knew immediately it was a service the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library should offer.

 

Oktibbeha Supes begin process in potential sale of OCH

Posted 6/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Monday night to seek consulting companies to evaluate Oktibbeha County Hospital, one of the steps required in a sale of the county-owned hospital.

Widening sex scandal rocks Texas Air Force base

Posted 6/26/2012 in National

From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you're sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone.

 

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