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MUW's first mission: Recruitment, retention, graduation

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recruitment, retention, graduation. Get used to those three words because Mississippi University for Women's new president, Dr. Jim Borsig, plans to use them a lot during his tenure.

 

Faculty, staff excited about new leadership

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the very beginning, Dr. Jim Borsig has established his intent to be an approachable, visible president who listens. He's maintained this vision of visibility and openness since he was named president of Mississippi University for Women on Nov. 30.

 

 

Man dies after being trapped by vehicle

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man died Friday after being trapped between a car and a tree.

 

 

Injured officer's neck won't require surgery

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon.

 

 

Sheen donates $25K to Alabama tornado relief

Posted 1/6/2012 in National

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Actor Charlie Sheen has donated $25,000 to help tornado relief in Alabama, making good on a promise to help survivors of the deadly twisters.

 

 

Nomination for Katrina breach sites sparks debate

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- A push to place levee breach sites from Hurricane Katrina on the National Register of Historic Places is cause for consternation at the federal agency that built the floodwalls that failed during the 2005 storm.

 

 

Southaven board asks mayor to resign

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Southaven Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 Friday to ask Mayor Greg Davis to resign amid allegations he misspent about $170,000 in city funds.

 

 

Tate Reeves to be roasted by state press association

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be roasted at a journalism dinner in Jackson on Jan. 26.

 

 

Man takes boy on wild ride, crash

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What started as a traffic stop in Southside Columbus ended in a one-vehicle crash on Pickensville Road with the driver under arrest and a 4-year-old passenger uninjured.

 

Hope church buys former theater

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church saw a dream become reality recently when it purchased the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus after nearly a year of discussion.

Transportation services fill need for carless

For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.

Sears closure date unknown; residents mourn job loss

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few details are being released about the closure of the Sears store in Columbus' Leigh Mall. Sears Holding Corp. announced two days after Christmas the Columbus store is one of three in the state to be closed due to poor profit performance.

 

Starkville officer in hospital after cruiser crash (updated 1:31 p.m.)

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.

 

 

The 'CES curse?' Gadget show has poor record

Posted 1/6/2012 in National

NEW YORK -- The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.

 

 

Business group rolls out strategic plan for Mississippi

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Economic Council wants legislators to expand charter schools, recruit more businesses, improve teacher quality and increase the amount of funding available to entrepreneurs.

 

 

Lawsuit claims hazing on Picayune ball team

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Members of a south Mississippi high school baseball team participated in a hazing ritual that left one teenager hospitalized after being held from behind and punched in the chest, according to a lawsuit filed by the player's parents.

 

 

State emergency response center named for Barbour

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

PEARL -- Mississippi's emergency operations center was named Thursday for departing Gov. Haley Barbour, who said he is sharing the tribute with all those who respond to hurricanes, floods and other disasters in the state.

 

 

Mississippi swears in 7 of 8 statewide officials

Posted 1/6/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Seven of Mississippi's eight statewide elected officials began their four-year terms Thursday, and Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is preparing to take his oath on Tuesday.

 

 

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