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City school board attorney to resign

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn has submitted his resignation. Dunn, who has served as board attorney since 1989, submitted his resignation during Tuesday night's board meeting in executive session.

Trotter renovation bids far exceed planned budget

Posted 2/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said there are no plans to re-open bids for the renovation of the Trotter Convention Center after all three bids for the project were more than double the $1.65 million construction budget.

Browning on Business: Main Street welcoming new shops

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

Downtown Columbus has happenings. Let's go west to east on Main Street.

 

Three Restaurant Week charity finalists chosen

Posted 2/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau picked three finalists Wednesday for the upcoming Restaurant Week's charity aspect but declined to reveal their identities until next week.

 

Couple sent to prison for 2nd prayer death

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

A couple who believed in faith-healing were sentenced Wednesday to 3 to seven years in prison in the death of a second child who never saw a doctor despite being stricken with pneumonia.

 

Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother's house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot.

 

 

Neglected child's father charged with murder in Tenn.

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

The father of a disabled girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores due to neglect has been charged with first-degree murder along with a home-health aide in what is being described as one of the worst child-neglect cases police have ever seen in Tennessee.

 

 

Vernon moving closer to deal for industry park

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon is a lease agreement away from finalizing a deal to bring the first tenant to the city's industrial park.

 

 

New Tupelo police station estimated at $8.8M

Posted 2/20/2014 in Area

The early design of Tupelo's new police headquarters shows a two-story facility with an $8.8 million price tag.

 

 

Woman pleads guilty to abusing, torturing her kids

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

A Moss Point woman has pleaded guilty to felony charges accusing her of abusing and torturing her three children.

 

Floor collapses at Miss. church center

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Authorities say the second floor of an activity center at a Mississippi church collapsed during a youth service, sending about 70 people tumbling and injuring 35 of them.

 

Miss. governor to lawmakers: Fund trooper school

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants lawmakers to set aside money to train a new group of state troopers -- and if they don't do it, he'll call them into a special session to force more discussion about the issue.

 

 

Democrats push for Mississippi state employee raises

Posted 2/20/2014 in State

Democrats say they'll keep trying to give all Mississippi government employees at least a $1,000 pay raise in the coming year, even after several attempts were blocked Wednesday in the Republican-majority House.

 

 

WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 2-20-14

Posted 2/20/2014 in Business

 

 

Taliban say they discussed prisoner swap with U.S.

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a U.S. soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press.

 

 

'Mockingbird' author Lee settles lawsuit

Posted 2/20/2014 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has settled the federal lawsuit she filed against a museum in her south Alabama hometown over its sale of souvenirs featuring her name and the title of her book, court documents show.

 

 

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