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2 more enter CMSD board applicant fray

Posted 2/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The field of applicants seeking two Columbus Municipal School District board slots continues to get more crowded.


The Golden Triangle's history with UFOs

Posted 2/4/2015 in Area

There have been 15 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects in the Golden Triangle over the last 40 years, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

Open Meetings bills die in committee on Tuesday

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

Two Mississippi Senate bills seeking to more specifically define what constitutes a public meeting have both died in committee, according to the legislature's website.

Starkville fire chief announces retirement

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann will conclude his almost 33-year career with the city by retiring Feb. 22, he announced Tuesday.

County, city parents talk consolidation

Change is coming for public school students in Oktibbeha County.


Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn today, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.


Westerners join Kurds fighting Islamic State group in Iraq

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

As Kurdish fighters gathered around a fire in this damp, frigid mountain town in northwestern Iraq, exhausted from battling the Islamic State group, a surprising recruit wearing a tactical vest with the words "Christ is Lord" scribbled on it joined them.

Arrest report: 2-4-15

Posted 2/4/2015 in Area


House panel approves small bump in sales tax money to cities

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

Mississippi's nearly 300 cities and towns could collectively get about $30 million more sales tax money under proposals lawmakers are considering.



Republicans challenge Obama on all fronts

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Newly empowered congressional Republicans challenged President Barack Obama at both ends of the Capitol on Tuesday.



Miss. vaccination exemption could change

Posted 2/4/2015 in State

The Mississippi State Department of Health would lose its role in deciding whether a child can skip or delay a mandatory vaccination against measles or other diseases, under a proposal that awaits debate at the state Capitol.



Hillary Clinton on vaccines: 'The science is clear'

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton is tweaking Republicans who say vaccinations should be optional, writing on social media that vaccines protect the lives of children.



Vaccine debate tests first-time White House hopefuls

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks.


US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

Posted 2/4/2015 in National

The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.


Lowndes Co. supervisors expect more roads to be paved in 2015

Posted 2/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Board of Trustees of Lowndes County Reserve & Trust Fund have good news to report.


Fifth applicant seeks CMSD post

Posted 2/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fifth applicant is seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School District's board.

KiOR fails to pay taxes by deadline

Posted 2/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was the day property taxes came due. Those who failed to meet that deadline face a 1 percent per month penalty.

MSU baseball coach talks community involvement

John Cohen is used to addressing a younger crowd.


Petition effort kills OCSD bond attempt for now

Calls for a major school construction referendum are now moot after Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a $13.2 million bond intent notice Monday.



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