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Huebner picked as next EMCC president

Posted 5/6/2015 in Area

East Mississippi Community College has found its next president.

Starr nominated for state College Board seat

Posted 5/6/2015 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant appointed John W. Starr, the owner of Golden Triangle Periodontal Center and a Mississippi State University graduate, to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees Tuesday.

Starkville man charged with auto burglary

The Starkville Police Department charged a local resident with auto burglary Tuesday.

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.

Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial

Posted 5/6/2015 in State

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.

 

Habitat calls for women volunteers

Posted 5/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are inviting women to volunteer on Thursday as part of National Women Build Week.

 

 

Campus sex crime reporting increases, says Education Dept.

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

Reports of sex offenses on college campuses provided to the Education Department have nearly doubled over a five-year period.

 

 

Mississippi gets $2.4 million to improve reading teachers

Posted 5/6/2015 in State

Mississippi will get $2.4 million to subsidize summer programs for struggling readers and improve teachers' reading instruction methods.

 

High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents

Posted 5/6/2015 in Business

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.

 

Report: IRS issues $5.6B in bogus education credits

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year -- more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.

 

 

Alabama budget woes: GOP lawmakers look to gambling

Posted 5/6/2015 in Area

Republicans in both chambers of the Alabama Legislature are looking to gambling as a possible component of a solution to the state's budget woes.

 

 

With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores

Posted 5/6/2015 in National

Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.

 

 

Greenville police officer charged in slaying of her husband

Posted 5/6/2015 in State

A Greenville police officer is charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband.

 

 

Lowndes Co. supes vote to go ahead with new E-911 board

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request by the city of Columbus for Lowndes County supervisors to reconsider a decision to restructure the local E-911 board of directors has been denied.

 

Suspect in Wednesday shooting turns himself in

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man wanted in connection with an April 29 shooting in east Columbus turned himself into authorities Monday.

City wants to operate firing range, supes say 'No'

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to the president of the Lowndes County board of supervisors on April 28, saying he and city councilmen feel a Yorkville Road firing range built with county and city funds should be operated and managed by the city.

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated an invading French force at the Battle of Puebla. That's why May 5 -- or "Cinco de Mayo" -- was named an official Mexican holiday by then president of Mexico Benito Juarez.

Photo: Highway 69 wreck

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A three-car accident on Highway 69 South near All Nations Ministries sent six people to Baptist Memorial-Golden Triangle Hospital on Monday afternoon.

 

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