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Volunteer Fair promotes parental involvement

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marcus Carpenter sat at the doorway to the Columbus High School gym, chatting with a classmate as his gaze flitted from the newcomers to the pamphlet-strewn table, where his mother, Mattie Jones, stood talking with his 10th-grade algebra teacher, Amanda Taylor.

 

Crappie Masters should bring big bucks to Columbus

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recreation is big business in Columbus. A $5 million sports complex is scheduled to open Saturday and stake-holders are hoping to see it bring tourism dollars and more sales tax revenue to the area. And with a national professional fishing tournament starting the first week in October, recreation could mean millions of dollars spent in Columbus.

Ex-Supe Terry arrested for probation violation

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Lowndes County Supervisor Jim Terry was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning for violating probation.

Old school ties lead to ship christening for Starkville woman

Posted 9/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, a Starkville woman was given the honor of christening a new high-speed vessel last Saturday in Mobile.

Monroe County car dealer arrested on drugs, weapons charges

Posted 9/21/2012 in Area

The owner of a Monroe County car dealership was arrested on Thursday and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of stolen firearms.

Silicor officials arrive for meeting with Supes

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Company officials with Silicor Materials, formerly Calisolar, are in Columbus this week to update local leaders on the progress of their proposed 1 million-square-foot silicon metal production and purification facility.

EMCC is lone bidder for Columbus Country Club

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College may be just around the corner. While the school's interest in purchasing the bankrupt Columbus Country Club has been discussed publicly since April 2011, the purchase could finally become official.

Seven arrested in Lowndes County drug bust

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven people were arrested Wednesday night and face various drug-related charges after agents with Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics executed a search warrant at a Hill Drive residence located off Land Road in Lowndes County.

MSU grad student awaits report on his 'dinosaur eggs'

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is 2002, and John Paul Jones is in a gully in Montana. "Gullies are always a great place to look for fossils because weather has already done half the work for you," he said, recalling his leisure trip to the new, old west.

 

Romney controversy points to power of viral video

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

 

 

OCSD identifies person of interest in Tuesday shooting

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A person of interest has been taken into custody after a Tuesday night shooting left a woman injured in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

Nearly 6 million Americans -- significantly more than first estimated-- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

 

 

Luna certified

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Kim Luna, Staffing Specialist with Key Staff Source has received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

 

Business brief: Architects registered

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

Pryor & Morrow Architects and Engineers, P.A. announce the recent architectural registration of two staff members.

 

Building permits 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-20-12

Posted 9/20/2012 in Business

 

 

Housing recovery gains momentum in August

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum.

 

Has the economy bottomed out? Census data suggests it has

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing.

 

Justice Dept faulted in gun-trafficking operation

Posted 9/20/2012 in National

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

 

 

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