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Board expected to attempt veto override

Posted 7/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend Tuesday's board agenda to include a vote on Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill's termination despite its absence from the official plan.


Sturgis to hire part-time police chief, officers

Posted 7/22/2013 in Area

Sturgis will soon hire a new police chief, assistant chief and officer to recently vacated, part-time positions, Mayor Walter Turner confirmed Friday.


CL&W board mulls possible TVA rate hikes

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale said Tennessee Valley Authority officials have scheduled a conference call for July 31 with all of its distributors -- one day before the regional power agency's 60-day deadline to announce any rate changes.

CVB to discuss strategic plan at retreat

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday to be followed by its annual retreat, where members will discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year as well as a strategic plan.

Waiting on royalty

Posted 7/22/2013 in National

Prince William's wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday. It is a historic moment for the British monarchy -- the couple's first child will become third in line for the British throne, after Prince Charles and William, and should eventually become king or queen.


Funding, turf issues stall emergency broadband

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Mississippi's attempt to create the nation's first statewide emergency broadband network has come to a halt. The state's Wireless Communications Commission voted last week to freeze construction on the $56 million project, which is nearly 80 percent complete.



Miss. auditor seeks clerk fee system changes

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Every year, the Mississippi auditor's office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves.



Jackson mourns officer death in accident

Posted 7/22/2013 in State



Duck Dynasty stars raise $280K for children's home

Posted 7/22/2013 in State



NSA spying revelations reframe digital life for some

Posted 7/22/2013 in National


Heavy rains are blessing, curse to local farmers

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For thousands of years, farmers have studied the sky, wondering when the next rain will fall. This growing season, Lowndes County farmers haven't had to do much wondering.

City sales tax collections up at last

Posted 7/20/2013 in Area

Columbus sales tax receipts for this month are up $17,330.92 from last July, ending a string of eight months where collections were down.

Teen entrepreneurs turn 'know how' into business

Posted 7/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Technological advances in computer hardware and software have so come fast and furious over the past decades that they've even carved out a place in our language with idioms like "There's an app for that."


House votes to replace 'No Child' education law

Posted 7/20/2013 in National



Judge dismisses Faulkner heirs' suit

Posted 7/20/2013 in State



No signs Washington to come to Detroit's rescue

Posted 7/20/2013 in National



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