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Veteran says Vietnam taught invaluable lessons

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turner Jackson was 21 when he left Columbus, headed for the jungles of Vietnam. As a young black man, the first lesson he had to learn was trust.

Council mulls variance to fire sprinkler requirement

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovation of a downtown mixed-use building could soon slow down while the city council decides whether to allow a variance bypassing installation of a sprinkler system.

CMSD teacher resigns amid test-taking accusation

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city school teacher indicted for fraud in connection with a test-taking scheme has resigned from her position with the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

Obama balances threats against Americans' rights

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

 

SPD arrests Maben man in connection with robbery

Posted 5/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A joint city-county effort led to the Wednesday arrest of a Maben man in connection with a recent gas station armed robbery.

Sweet poison useless on quickly-evolving cockroaches

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.

 

'I'm not racist': Common claim after racial slurs

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs -- or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.

 

 

Report: Nation's kids need more P.E.

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

 

 

Hurricane outlook: Another busy Atlantic season

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

 

 

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys

Posted 5/24/2013 in National

 

 

Between economy and trouble, Obama approval steady

Posted 5/23/2013 in National

The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.

 

First annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run to be held Sunday

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every Memorial Day, Drs. Richard and Judie Holmes commemorate the life of their son, a United States Army veteran who paid the ultimate price for his time in uniform.

Lowndes unemployment rate drops

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's unemployment numbers were down six-tenths of a percent from March, continuing a trend that has occurred yearly since 1996.

 

CMSD camp makes learning safe and fun

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration kicked off this week for Columbus Municipal School District's summer camp, with slots filling on a first-come, first-served basis almost immediately.

 

Link moves to create shovel-ready sites in Oktibbeha

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Golden Triangle developers confirm Yokohama Tire Corporation considered locating in both Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties, but massive infrastructure needs took both counties out of the running.

Yokohama contractor to be named at end of month

Posted 5/23/2013 in Area

Plans remain on track for workers to break ground in September on the first phase of Clay County's Yokohama tire manufacturing plant, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins told the Link's board of directors Wednesday.

Shafer leaving GSDP for BankFirst

Posted 5/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Austin Shafer, Greater Starkville Development Partnership's vice president for membership and the chamber of commerce, will leave the Partnership at the end of the month and assume a new role with BankFirst Financial Services' local branch.

 

Oktibbeha unemployment rate shows improvement

Posted 5/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County unemployment numbers continued improving, with April statistics showing a drop from 8.4 percent in March to 7.8 percent in April.

 

 

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