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Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

Posted 7/1/2013 in National

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.

 

Key city, board positions up for appointment Tuesday

Many of Starkville's primary department heads are up for reappointment Tuesday as the incoming board of aldermen takes control of local governance.

 

 

Leaders must name charter school board members

Posted 7/1/2013 in State

 

 

Tupelo Furniture Market funding restored

Posted 7/1/2013 in State

 

 

House takes up own immigration fix, no citizenship

Posted 7/1/2013 in National

 

 

Alabama county files plan to exit $4.2B bankruptcy

Posted 7/1/2013 in Area

 

 

Union rep: Producers replacing film crew in Miss.

Posted 7/1/2013 in State

 

 

Sears, Penney sever ties with Paula Deen

Posted 7/1/2013 in National

 

'Crash Course' helps students discover new careers in medical field

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week-long "crash course" in nursing has set the career path for three Columbus teenagers. For the past week, high school seniors Ariana Mays, 16, Ambreauna Brown, 16, and Karigan Johnston, 17, have participated in "Crash Course" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Law enforcement looks for prank caller

Posted 6/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for the man responsible for placing a prank 911 call Friday morning.

Lowndes schools pass budget

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a 4-1 vote, the Lowndes County School Board approved the district's budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

 

EMCC expansion gains support

Posted 6/29/2013 in Area

East Mississippi Community College President Rick Young said Friday he's received verbal commitments from Clay and Kemper counties' representatives to help fund a two-phase, $34 million expansion project.

 

Tagert: Hwy 45 bypass design is ongoing

Posted 6/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acquiring federal environmental documents for construction of a bypass for Highway 45 North was a third of the battle in getting the project off the ground, according to Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert.

Local law enforcement, businesses preparing for 'open carry'

Posted 6/29/2013 in State

A state judge blocked Mississippi's open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction.

Karriem hopes to keep gun buyback program

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after the Columbus Police Department sponsored a gun buyback program, organizers are mulling over whether to make it an annual event.

 

West Nile case reported in Lowndes Co.

Posted 6/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile virus in Lowndes County Thursday, one of three reported statewide so far this year.

 

Immigration focus on House now

Posted 6/28/2013 in National

Attention is shifting to the House and its conservative majority after the Senate passed a landmark immigration bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship to millions while pouring billions of dollars into securing the border with Mexico.

 

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