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Lowndes Co. administrator named to MPE board

Posted 5/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been named to the Mississippi Professional Educators Board of Directors.


Columbus Farmers' Market opens Saturday

Posted 5/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The grand opening for the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market is Saturday.


Mississippi man cleared of poison-letters charges sues feds

Posted 5/8/2015 in State

An Elvis impersonator and singer in Mississippi is suing the federal government for wrongful arrest after he was charged and later cleared of sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama.


Second vehicle fire incident leads to arson charge

The Starkville Police Department charged a local woman with arson after she allegedly set an automobile on fire Thursday.

Man on mission to build tiny houses for Los Angeles homeless

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood.

Photo: Trooper of the Year

Posted 5/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trooper John Mark Dickerson receives the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G 'Trooper of the Year' award from Columbus Exchange Club president Elizabeth Johnson at Lion Hills on Thursday.

Arrest report: 5-8-15

Posted 5/8/2015 in Area


Appeals court: NSA phone record collection is illegal

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

The unprecedented and unwarranted bulk collection of the entire U.S. population's phone records by the government is illegal because it wasn't authorized by Congress, a federal appeals court said Thursday.



Iran Legislation is win-win for GOP, Obama

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

Republicans in control of Congress want a say on negotiations to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development, and a bipartisan accomplishment signed into law to showcase an ability to govern sensibly.



Listeria contamination in Blue Bell plants goes back 2 years

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation.



Study: Measles vaccination may have other benefits

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years.



Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire

Posted 5/8/2015 in National

Does Pamela Geller regret organizing the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in gunfire?


Browning on Business: Starkville getting retirement home

Posted 5/7/2015 in Business

A new Starkville retirement community is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.

Bus leaves New Hope baseball players in Lewisburg

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lee Boyd has either played or coached baseball almost his entire life. But the New Hope High School head coach never experienced anything like what he saw Tuesday night.

City Council holds tongue on proposed street project

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council neither discussed or acted on Mayor Robert Smith's street paving proposal during the council's regular meeting Tuesday.

MSMS students to celebrate history at Sandfield Cemetery

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One-hundred and fifty years ago on May 8, Union troops entered Columbus and effectively freed the remaining slaves.

Area third-graders awaiting reading test results

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today's the day for roughly 750 public school third graders in Columbus and Lowndes County to find out if they will be in fourth grade next school year.

Officials forecast spring issuance for SPD renovation bonds

A rarity occurred at Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting: All seven sitting aldermen unanimously approved a bond intent resolution.

Early College High selects first class

Posted 5/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixty-two students from Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties have been selected to be part of a new regional high school's inaugural class.


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