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Former New Hope principal takes lead at Aberdeen schools

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.

 

 

West Point police increase patrol after shooting deaths, burglaries

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is putting more officers in the streets after burglaries and two deaths. Tuesday, the West Point Board of Selectmen hired three new police officers.

 

 

Court blocks inmates' release

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

 

Port authority reviews projects; Kior to begin equipment tests

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.

 

Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.

 

Romney boasts big money lead as race shifts south

Posted 1/11/2012 in National

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Rivals anxious to end Mitt Romney's two-state winning streak doubled down their criticism of him as unfeeling toward laid-off workers and out of step with conservative Christians as the presidential race headed to South Carolina Wednesday. Romney made a show of dominance by touting his campaign's $56 million in fundraising.

 

 

Planting decisions weighed by state farmers

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

GREENWOOD -- The lower input costs of corn give it some advantages for Mississippi Delta farmers choosing between corn and cotton for 2012.

 

 

Oxford has bright idea for Square

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

OXFORD -- The city of Oxford intends to brighten the area around the downtown Square by adding new lighting to nearby parking areas.

 

 

Whelan to lead O'Keefe Cultural Center

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

OCEAN SPRINGS -- Bryant Whelan has been named the new executive director of the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education in Ocean Springs.

 

 

New Mississippi governor says he's 'ready to work'

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The inauguration of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday capped a week of ceremony in Mississippi state government, as leadership changed hands in the House, then the Senate, and finally in the governor's office.

 

 

Study: Mississippi River channel woes huge for economy

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. economy faces losing billions of dollars in trade unless the Army Corps of Engineers' budget for dredging the Mississippi River is increased to prevent the river from silting in, according to a new study commissioned by businesses that rely on the river.

 

 

Wild hogs unwelcome guests at Miss. Civil War site

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

Last year's frightening flooding of the Mississippi River didn't do any direct damage to the site of one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. It did bring in some undesirable new neighbors.

 

 

Lamar officials get pay boost

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

PURVIS -- Two key Lamar County administrators received significant raises this year, thanks to provisions provide by state statute.

 

 

State drops drug charges against doctor

Posted 1/11/2012 in State

ESCATAWPA -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former heart surgeon, who in 2009 was accused of growing marijuana on his 50-acre property in Jackson County.

 

 

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