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Marriages and divorces 4-26-12

Posted 4/26/2012 in Business

 

 

CMSD to review superintendent applicants Thursday

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A year ago, the Columbus Municipal School District accepted the resignation of then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips; the district has been without a permanent, full-time leader since.

 

Aberdeen conservator: Takeover could last two to three years

Posted 4/25/2012 in State

Shortly before Christmas, the ailing Aberdeen School District sent a distress signal to the Mississippi Department of Education by way of a phone call and a plea for help.

 

Florida group to end Mississippi prison contracts

Posted 4/25/2012 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says GEO Group Inc., one of the country's largest private prison operators, will no longer manage three facilities in Mississippi.

 

Area Sheriffs' departments relying on social media

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is used and abused by almost 500 million people a day and, now, it is a part of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's presence in the community.

 

Program brings students, seniors together for reading

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.

 

 

BancorpSouth's profits jump in first quarter

Posted 4/24/2012 in State

Bancorp South is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter.

 

Shedding his past: Tyler Edmonds starts fresh with tobacco shop

Posted 4/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.

 

Miss. House seeks changes to charter-school bill

Posted 4/24/2012 in State

Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents.

 

Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats

Posted 4/23/2012 in National

For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.

 

City police report 4-23-12

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to be held April 28

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.

 

 

$150K collected in Columbus' amnesty program

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.

 

 

Miss. jobless rate drops as labor force shrinks

Posted 4/23/2012 in State

Job growth is still anemic in Mississippi, but people are leaving the labor force in droves, rapidly pushing down the state's unemployment rate.

 

 

EMCC Job Fair to feature 50 employers

Posted 4/23/2012 in Area

With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.

 

 

State 'Move Over Law' expanded to include utility crews

Posted 4/23/2012 in State

Mississippi's existing "Move Over Law" now protects utility crews working alongside busy highways and local roads.

 

Sports to return to MUW?

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.

 

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