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Drainage is a key issue in Ward 2 race

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drainage issues in East Columbus are among the top concerns facing candidates in the race for councilman in Ward 2.

 

Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured

Posted 3/4/2013 in State

A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2 and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

 

CPD, sheriff's department raising funds for ill officer

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies are banding together to support one of their own. The Columbus Police Department is teaming up with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department, The Columbus Fire Department and Emergency 911 to help raise money for a CPD investigator who is battling cancer.

 

Analysis: Miss. keeps some control of local issues

Posted 3/4/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers get hopping mad when Washington tries to tell the state what it can or can't do. But, they've been plenty willing this session to make the state government exert similar control over local government.

 

Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

 

Arrest report 3-4-13

Posted 3/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Free vegetable gardening program offered

Posted 3/4/2013 in Area

The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Lowndes County Master Gardeners will present a free program on Home Vegetable Gardening Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 318 College St., Columbus.

 

Monday profile: Ever-present Brasfield is key to Bin 612's success

It is an overcast Thursday afternoon, but there are still a few people sitting outside Bin 612 on the fenced-in patio that separates the restaurant from University Drive.

 

Rogers, founder of Motown group The Miracles, dies

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

 

Romney: Heart told him he'd win until he saw Fla.

Posted 3/4/2013 in National

Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.

Above and Beyond: GTR grows while other airports struggle

Posted 3/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Hainsey remembers all too well when Northwest Airlines pulled out of Golden Triangle Regional Airport, taking three flights a day with it. The year was 2006, and he had just taken over as executive director. Immediately, he found himself faced with a problem: How does a small airport survive when it loses one-third of its budget? The answer then, as now, lay just beyond the terminal walls.

Parent sues mayor over Youth Council

Posted 3/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith and his Mayor's Youth Council received a slap on the wrist from Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Thomas Zebert of Pearl Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court after a parent filed an injunction alleging her daughter was improperly prohibited from attending a group trip.

 

Columbus men sentenced on drug charges

Posted 3/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were sentenced in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week after each pleaded guilty to separate drug offenses.

 

 

Taxpayer funds, private donations fuel municipal building litigation

Divisions between Starkville's political ideologies are emerging through how a legal battle over municipal facilities' construction is funded. The City of Starkville spent $44,979.77 to fund litigation costs defending its municipal facilities plan, officials confirmed Monday.

 

 

Personnel request could send supervisors behind closed doors

County supervisors could go behind doors for a personnel matter during their 9 a.m. Monday board meeting at the county courthouse.

 

 

SFD: Electrical short sparked Thursday hotel fire

Starkville Fire Department Training Officer Charles Yarbrough confirmed an electrical short in a lamp's wiring caused a single-unit hotel fire Thursday.

 

HEARTS tutors level field for struggling children

Posted 3/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second-grader hunches over the red cash register, his brow furrowed in concentration, his eyes cast toward the ceiling as he counts out the necessary change in his head. His "customer," HEARTS after-school tutor Ruth Rast, waits patiently. "Seventy-five!" Demiji Bonner announces proudly, picking through the fake coins to find three quarters.

Officials hope to dedicate Catfish Alley monument in April

Posted 3/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of discussion, a memorial to honor the pioneers who once populated one of Columbus' most historic streets is one step closer to reality.

Search for United Way director enters interview stage

Posted 3/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United Way of Lowndes County is moving forward in its search for a new executive director following the abrupt departure of Jan Ballard in early February.

 

Odds against him, Obama still betting on big deal

Posted 3/1/2013 in National

A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive and ever growing entitlement programs.

 

 

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