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Fisher files grievance against CMSD

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District board member Currie Fisher has filed a grievance against her fellow board members. Fisher read the grievance during Monday night's regular board meeting, voicing her concerns over the way she was removed as school board president.

Man charged for carrying machete into restaurant

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested at a local restaurant Monday night for carrying a concealed weapon. The Columbus Police Department responded to a call at Zaxby's restaurant Monday around 6:30 p.m. for a disturbance with a weapon.

County supes expect millage value boost in 2014

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Citing preliminary figures from the Lowndes County tax assessor's office, Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders said the value of a general county mill may increase about $40,000, while school millage value could see a jump as high as $57,000.

 

Supes outlaw firearms in county buildings

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Monday unanimously approved a proposal that will ban firearms from county-owned buildings and property.

 

 

Capture of Zetas leader unlikely to quell violence

Posted 7/16/2013 in National

 

 

Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

Posted 7/16/2013 in National

Panama's president said the country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba on its way to the Pacific.

 

Atmos deal will cut gas rates in half in Artesia

Posted 7/16/2013 in Area

Sixty-one customers of the Artesia natural gas system will soon see their monthly rates cut 49 percent after Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an act approving a sale and transfer to Atmos Energy Corporation Monday.

 

Noxubee Co. Community Work Center inmate caught

Posted 7/16/2013 in State

 

 

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

Posted 7/16/2013 in National

New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

 

 

On Martin case, Obama shifts from passion to calm

Posted 7/16/2013 in National

When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His powerful and personal commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation's first black president.

 

Vaccines: A choice or requirement? Some moms say they should have more of a voice in process

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With last week's announcement that students entering the seventh grade must have a Tdap vaccine, most parents simply shrugged their shoulders and added the shot to their school "to do" list. But some moms are digging in their heels.

Monday profile: Cooper's love for cars turns into career

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tucked away behind the main storefront of Bob's Paint & Auto Body in Columbus is a shop with a couple of antique cars, one of which is a black 1961 Chevrolet Corvette -- the latest project Tom Cooper and two of his employees have been working on for several months.

 

West Point begins work on $6 million water system retrofit

Posted 7/15/2013 in Area

West Point officials said improvements to the city's waste water system will put its processing operations on par with Starkville and Columbus.

 

 

Councilmen head to MML conference

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the third Tuesday of each month, Columbus councilmen typically hold their recess meeting, but this week they join some 1,800 municipal officials across the state in Biloxi for the annual Mississippi Municipalities League conference.

 

 

Caledonia drowning victim identified

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim in Saturday's drowning in Caledonia has been identified. The body of Bernardo Lopez, 30, of Columbus was discovered this morning, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.

 

 

Voting Rights ruling alters election dynamic

Posted 7/15/2013 in State

 

 

Stonie beats Chestnut for Slugburger title

Posted 7/15/2013 in State

 

Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' found dead

Posted 7/15/2013 in National

Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said.

Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

Posted 7/15/2013 in National

Thousands of demonstrators from across the country -- chanting, praying and even fighting tears -- protested a jury's decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.

 

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