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Three vying for city school board posts

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council now has three names to consider in filling a pair of vacancies on the Columbus Municipal School District board.


Marchers remember, build upon King's legacy

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 11 a.m., as the sun neared its highest point and the day became unseasonably warm, a crowd of marchers departed from Missionary Union Baptist Church. They marched to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Baptist hosting blood drive in Columbus

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will hold a community blood drive in the hospital's Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unity Park organizers unveil plaques at MLK event

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost four years after its construction and months of renovations, Unity Park and its numerous plaques honoring local and state figures key in advancing civil rights were formally dedicated and unveiled during Starkville's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.


Four arrested after firing at police

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested four suspects after someone allegedly shot at officers early Sunday morning.


Bynum issues challenge at MSU MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The president of Mississippi Valley State University challenged members of the Mississippi State and Starkville community to choose wisely between "chaos and community" in their daily lives and actions.

Reeves: Eliminate inspection stickers, revamp school funding

Posted 1/20/2015 in State

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants to eliminate Mississippi's $5 annual vehicle inspection sticker, decrease the cost for a concealed-carry gun permit and revamp the school funding formula.


Republicans divided on how to derail health care law

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.



Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

Posted 1/20/2015 in National

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours.



Lowndes child dies from gunshot wound

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County boy is dead following a shooting incident at his home Monday morning.


Photo: Volunteers for MLK Day

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Rayford, left, and Alicia Chandler, right, help hang clothes at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Saturday as a volunteer project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

PBS NewsHour's Main Street visits Columbus

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They stood out at the ribbon cutting. Amidst the crowd of local media clamoring to get a photo of Governor Phil Bryant as he opened Yokohama Boulevard, three journalists were not from a local outlet, or even a Mississippi media group.

Grassroots movement seeks legalized marijuana

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi organization is formally seeking signatures on a petition for a ballot initiative measure that would legalize and regulate cannabis and industrial hemp throughout the state.


GED testing, prep to be discounted in Feb.

Posted 1/19/2015 in Area

The GED Testing Service has announced a special offer to help adults prepare for and take the GED test next month.



Oktibbeha Circuit Clerk, board president face election challenges

Posted 1/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New challengers have emerged for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk, District 2 supervisor and coroner, meaning incumbents must now launch their own campaigns for re-election.



Two initiatives could neutralize education funding issue

Posted 1/19/2015 in State

All Mississippi politicians say they love education, especially during election years. The key question is: How do they translate that love into public policy?


Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

MLK holiday: 'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama

Posted 1/19/2015 in National

Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds in a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events around the nation ushering in today's federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader.


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