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LCSD continues current salary scales

Posted 4/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board of Trustees voted Monday to continue its salary scale structure from the current school year into the 2015-2016 year.


Britt leaving emergency management post

Posted 4/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Jim Britt announced he will retire from his post this summer, supervisors confirmed Monday.


Convicted synthetic drug dealer sentenced to 120 years

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for trafficking spice online.



Analysis: Over a dozen to get wrongful conviction payments

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

More than a dozen people will be compensated by the state of Mississippi this year for being wrongfully convicted of crimes, including one from Lowndes County and two from Noxubee County.



Several arrested in Monroe County chop shop

Posted 4/21/2015 in Area

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says five people have been arrested for their involvement in a chop shop operation.



Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

Posted 4/21/2015 in National

Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 -- and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.



Group starts new Miss. term-limits ballot initiative

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

A group is starting a ballot initiative that proposes limiting Mississippi lawmakers and statewide elected officials to two consecutive four-year terms in the same office.



Suit: Miss. lethal injections are unconstitutional

Posted 4/21/2015 in State

Two Mississippi prisoners condemned to death are challenging the legality of the state's lethal injection procedures.


Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped

Posted 4/21/2015 in National

The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

MUW celebrates Earth Day Wednesday

Posted 4/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is organizing activities in conjunction with Earth Day to support the university's sustainability initiatives and promote green living.

Chancery clerks coming to Columbus

Posted 4/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chancery clerks from all 82 counties in Mississippi will converge on Columbus for the 92nd annual Mississippi Chancery Clerks Association Convention on May 19-22.


2 dilapidated structures up for demolition in Starkville

Posted 4/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen are expected to authorize two Starkville structures for demolition Tuesday after city inspectors deemed the buildings unfit and unsafe for human habitation.


5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.


Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.


Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.


Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.



Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through

Posted 4/20/2015 in National

The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.


Bully's bloodlines

Posted 4/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's most prestigious office had a peaceful transition Saturday.


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