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First women move into Army platoon artillery

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.


Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances

Posted 4/16/2014 in National

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.


Columbus Library celebrates National Library Week

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week this week through April 19.


Community developer interviews back on city agenda

Posted 4/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could set interview dates for its vacant community developer position today, one of the last remaining top-tier vacancies within city government.



Alabama man identified as hit-and-run victim

Posted 4/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson identified Sunday's hit-and-run fatality as 25-year-old Cason Bryant Park, a former US Marine of Gordo, Ala.


Squabbles dominate school board meeting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

Monday night's six-hour meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board began with a 10-minute debate on where the superintendent should sit and included one board member walking out over the discussion of a superintendent search firm.


Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.


Hosemann forecasts successful Voter ID rollout

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.


Fourth teen arrested for making bomb threat

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth teenager has been arrested for making bomb threats.



Tea party leader: GOP chair should resign

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.



Ethics board: Texts are public records

Posted 4/15/2014 in National



Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born.



Anti-Semitic attacks down before Kan. shooting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.



Post, Guardian win Pulitzers

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.



Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.


Miss. high court to hear Wright lawsuit appeal

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County.

City Hall makeover will come from unused grant money

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.


EMCC will host technical skills camp

Posted 4/14/2014 in Area

East Mississippi Community College will be hosting a camp this summer for high school students interested in manufacturing.


Oktibbeha supe wants to resume hospital sale talks

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer is again calling for a meeting between supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the future of county health care.


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