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Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

 

Aldermen expand once-shunned financing option for Cadence purchase

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen previously bemoaned the issuance of certificates of participation to construct a new city hall and their subsequent passage by the prior administration as a financial burden that circumvented the will of the people.

 

 

Judge makes second delay in prison gang case in Miss.

Posted 1/12/2015 in State

The trial of 14 alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi has been pushed back again, this time to Aug. 3.

 

 

Divers find AirAsia black boxes

Posted 1/12/2015 in National

Divers retrieved one black box today and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

 

County students to be offered WorkKeys in spring

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every junior and senior attending Lowndes County high schools will have the opportunity to take the WorkKeys Test beginning in March.

Lowndes sheriff race getting crowded

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County sheriff has become a three-candidate affair less than a week after qualifying for county elections began.

LCSD delays vote on bond issue

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District board members have decided to postpone a district-wide vote on a bond issue expected to be worth $39.9 million.

Steel Dynamics VP: Plant not threatened by oil price drop

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi dipped below the $2-mark.

Time running out for bond petitioners

Posted 1/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although petitioners hoping to force a $13.2 million-maximum Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election were short of signatures Saturday, organizers stepped up door-to-door canvassing efforts this weekend.

 

Miss. school rating at bottom, but preschools get good mark

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance according to an influential evaluation released Thursday.

 

 

KiOR says Miss. seeks to destroy it in court ploy

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

Bankrupt biofuel maker KiOR and controlling shareholder Vinod Khosla say the state of Mississippi is using legal tactics in an attempt to squeeze money from the company.

 

France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity today after a three-day spree of violence horrified the world.

 

Miss. House leader urges defeat of education amendment

Posted 1/10/2015 in State

The second-highest leader of the Mississippi House said Thursday that legislators have fulfilled their promises to improve public schools, and he urged voters to defeat an education funding proposal that will be on the ballot in November.

 

 

Zimmerman arrested on assault charge

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Florida authorities say George Zimmerman, whose acquittal of murdering an unarmed black teen sparked a national debate on race and self-defense laws, has been arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend.

 

 

AP sources: Romney considering third run for White House

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he is seriously considering a third run for the White House.

 

 

Congress, court ship Keystone decision back to Obama

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans and Nebraska's Supreme Court have shipped the Keystone XL oil pipeline project right back to a reluctant President Barack Obama.

 

 

Je suis Charlie? Attack sparks debate on free speech limits

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Are we all Charlie now?

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Sinker cypress and causes

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

THE ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP, La. -- The bridge is closed that leads over Bayou Mercier to Greg's cypress cabin, creating a circuitous detour and an even quieter-than-usual space on the edge of the swamp. I don't mind the detour.

 

Leonard Pitts: Terrorists usher in the 'end of satire'

Posted 1/10/2015 in National

Dear Terrorists: OK, you win. We surrender.

 

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