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Deputy injured in Tuesday's shooting recovering

Posted 3/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Sheriff's deputy who was shot earlier this week is expected to be released from the hospital today.

City leaders encourage community involvement

Posted 3/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What started as a meeting to inform clergymen and community advocates on governmental affairs and seek their feedback became a roll call for city officials and a moment of pause to reflect on the current state of the city and what needs to be done going forward to improve.

Columbus school receives bomb threat

Posted 3/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bomb threat at Columbus Middle School temporarily suspended classes Thursday.

Thompson to retire after 30 years with city, county

Posted 3/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County purchasing clerk Terry Thompson is retiring at the end of this month after six years in that position and 30 years as a state employee.

 

School merger bills continuing toward conference

Posted 3/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State House and Senate members declined to concur on two amended Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bills this week, a sign that area Rep. Gary Chism's, R-Columbus, prediction of the need for a joint conference committee to negotiate the final legislation will come to fruition.

 

 

Structure fire severely damages Apple Street home

Posted 3/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three occupants of an Apple Street home escaped significant injuries during a Friday structure fire.

 

 

Three arrested on drug charges in West Point

Posted 3/21/2014 in Area

Three West Point men were arrested for possession of marijuana and liquid codiene after a traffic stop Wednesday.

 

 

Presley issues consumer alert regarding billing scam

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley warned consumers to be on guard against scammers that have been targeting Mississippi utility customers.

 

 

Several shots fired into Hattiesburg Islamic Center

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

Hattiesburg police are investigating an incident in which several shots were fired into the Islamic Center.

 

 

DeSoto County bans use of e-cigarettes

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

DeSoto County has added electronic cigarettes to a local smoking ban in government buildings.

 

 

Parties dismiss suit over execution drug info

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Corrections and attorneys for a death row inmate have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit over release of information on execution drugs and suppliers.

 

 

Mississippi legislators OK final version of criminal justice bill

Posted 3/21/2014 in State

Legislation to make Mississippi's criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive won final approval Thursday from state lawmakers.

 

Cat behaviorist heading to Oregon after attack

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

The large cat that attacked a baby and trapped an Oregon family in a bedroom touched off an Internet uproar that worries Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's "My Cat from Hell."

 

Police: Teen bypasses guard, reaches WTC spire

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A teenage thrill-chaser slipped through a fence, eluded a security guard and climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center, authorities said Thursday as concerns swirled about a seemingly audacious breach at what is supposed to be one of the world's most secure sites.

 

 

Sanctions target Putin's inner circle

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Raising the stakes in an East-West showdown over Ukraine, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered economic sanctions against nearly two dozen members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle and a major Russian bank that provides them support. He warned that more sweeping penalties against Russia's robust energy sector could follow.

 

 

Report: Labor in tub OK but water births unproven

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Sitting in a tub of warm water can relieve a mom-to-be's pain during the early stages of labor, but actually giving birth under water has no proven benefit and may be risky, say recommendations for the nation's obstetricians.

 

 

House Minority Leader: Health law a winner for Democrats

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A defiant House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared firmly Thursday that the health care law looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and palpable nervousness among some of her rank and file who fear their re-election may be in jeopardy because of it.

 

Westboro's Phelps tested free speech with anti-gay protests

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

Fred Phelps did not care what you thought of his Westboro Baptist Church, nor did he care if you heard its message that society's tolerance for gay people is the root of all earthly evil.

 

Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese

Posted 3/21/2014 in National

A Swiss Emmentaler has been named the top cheese at an international competition in Wisconsin, handing the nation its fourth win in the past five years.

 

 

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