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Squabbles dominate school board meeting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

Monday night's six-hour meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board began with a 10-minute debate on where the superintendent should sit and included one board member walking out over the discussion of a superintendent search firm.

 

Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.

 

Hosemann forecasts successful Voter ID rollout

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.

 

Fourth teen arrested for making bomb threat

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth teenager has been arrested for making bomb threats.

 

 

Tea party leader: GOP chair should resign

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

The president of the Mississippi Tea Party said Monday that state Republican chairman Joe Nosef needs to either remain neutral in the Republican U.S. Senate primary or step down.

 

 

Ethics board: Texts are public records

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

 

 

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born.

 

 

Anti-Semitic attacks down before Kan. shooting

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

 

 

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers

Posted 4/15/2014 in National

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

 

 

Miss. native Tartt wins Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Posted 4/15/2014 in State

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

 

Miss. high court to hear Wright lawsuit appeal

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County.

City Hall makeover will come from unused grant money

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.

 

EMCC will host technical skills camp

Posted 4/14/2014 in Area

East Mississippi Community College will be hosting a camp this summer for high school students interested in manufacturing.

 

Oktibbeha supe wants to resume hospital sale talks

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer is again calling for a meeting between supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the future of county health care.

 

Man killed in Sunday hit-and-run near Center Grove

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators are working to confirm the identity of a man killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident Sunday along U.S. Highway 82.

 

 

Worker fired after giving audit to newspaper

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

North Lee County Water Association's outside maintenance supervisor has been fired for what he says is retaliation for sharing a public document with a newspaper.

 

 

Amite hesitates over landfill for oil waste

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Amite County supervisors are hesitating over a plan to allow a landfill to bury oilfield waste and inject brine wastewater underground.

 

 

Space crunch crimps Mississippi Capitol

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Mississippi's state Capitol is quiet and empty now that the 2014 Legislature has gone home. But the grand spaces of the rotunda and House and Senate chambers can't hide it -- the people's house has grown too small.

 

 

Seized cellphones put to good use

Posted 4/14/2014 in State

Crime victims, soldiers and their families are benefiting from the Mississippi Department of Corrections' war on cellphones.

 

 

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