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CAFB to help train Afghan pilots

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base will activate the 81st Fighter Squadron during a ceremony Thursday at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia.

Moonshine found in Monroe Co.

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department, acting on a tip from a citizen, discovered a scene Monday that seemed outdated.

State Auditor Pickering talks corruption, upcoming elections

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Auditor Stacey Pickering spoke Tuesday at the meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women.


Petitioners deliver about 2K signatures against bond

Posted 1/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley took no action on a proposed $13.2 million bond after opponents delivered about 2,000 signatures.


West Point appoints new fire chief

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

West Point has a new fire chief.

Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad, drawing more threats

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday.


France arrests 54 for defending terror

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

In a city still shaken after deadly Islamic terror attacks, authorities said 54 people had been detained for defending or glorifying terrorism.



Principal: Let students hurl cans at intruders

Posted 1/14/2015 in Area

An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.



Miss. tax collections $91M ahead of expectations

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

Mississippi tax collections are running $91 million ahead of expectations just over halfway into the fiscal year, a top budget writer said Tuesday.



House votes for school funding amendment alternative

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

House Republicans pushed through a proposal for alternate wording for a state constitutional referendum on school funding Tuesday, as supporters of the original language howled that the effort aimed to sabotage the November vote.



Miss. murder suspect shot by police in New Mexico

Posted 1/14/2015 in State

Mississippi authorities say D'Juan Holloway, wanted in the shooting death of a Gulfport man, was arrested Monday after a gunfight with New Mexico law enforcement.



Conservatives cheer on Romney as field grows

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives.



AP: Military suicides up slightly in 2014

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Suicides among members of the active-duty military personnel rose slightly in 2014.



Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyonce

Posted 1/14/2015 in National

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has accused President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, of double standards in parenting, saying in an interview published Tuesday that the first family shelters its daughters from some things but allows them to listen to the music of Beyonce.


Karriem to face Harrison in primary

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kabir Karriem announced Monday his candidacy for District 41 state representative.

CMSD learns final value of textbook return

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the $1.1 million worth of textbooks the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees has voted to purchase in the last six months, $34,547 currently stands as a waste.

Columbus councilmen look elsewhere to serve

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus councilmen have qualified to run in county and state elections this year and if they are declared winners they would be forced to vacate their council posts mid-term.

LINK pitches WorkKeys to Columbus School District

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a week after addressing the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees, the Golden Triangle Development LINK made the same pitch to Columbus city schools Monday night.

Miss. to look for university chief after Bounds' exit

Posted 1/13/2015 in State

With a native son headed west to lead the University of Nebraska, Mississippi's College Board is looking for a leader to oversee its eight public universities.


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