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MDA to be asked for more funds for shooting range

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority may be willing to allocate more money toward construction of a new firing range in Columbus to make up for insufficient local commitments.

Photo: Bomb threat at Walmart

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From left, Walmart employees Vicki Reed, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Baker wait outside the Columbus Walmart Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to local law enforcement.

Council, school board meet tonight

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board and the Columbus city council are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss the district's current financial state.

 

MHP issued 36 DUIs over holiday weekend

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

The local division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 36 DUI citations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 

Alleged voyeur arrested at road block

Oktibbeha County deputies arrested a local man who evaded law enforcement for a week after a reported voyeurism incident.

 

Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.

 

 

Ex-mayor to court: Toss embezzlement conviction

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a judge to overturn his conviction on charges of embezzlement and making false representations to defraud the government. Such motions are common after convictions.

 

 

BorgWarner to hire 158 in new Mississippi expansion

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

Transmission maker BorgWarner will expand its north Mississippi plant again, investing $43 million and hiring up to 158 new employees.

 

 

Hinds deputy indicted in death of basketball coach

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A Hinds County deputy has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the death of a youth basketball coach, two months after the men fought outside a gymnasium in northeast Jackson.

 

Bourbon Street suspect fights extradition

Posted 7/8/2014 in State

A 20-year-old man in the Harrison County jail has refused to sign extradition papers involving charges from a deadly gunfight on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

 

Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

 

 

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.

 

 

Ignition switch at heart of GM recalls started as remedy

Posted 7/8/2014 in Business

General Motors' deadly ignition switch flaws emerged from an effort to improve its cars.

 

 

63 escape Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

 

Israel launches offensive against Gaza

Posted 7/8/2014 in National

The Israeli military launched what could be a long-term offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip today striking at least 50 sites in Gaza and mobilizing troops for a possible ground invasion aimed at stopping a barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

Monday profile: Lowndes County man looking to put literature on airwaves

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie. That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.

Columbus man shot in head during robbery

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.

Weather plagues progress on Jess Lyons fire station

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harsh, damp winter weather coupled with an unusually wet June has had an effect on the progress of numerous local construction projects. The new fire station on Jess Lyons Road is no different.

 

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