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Lowndes School District mulls bond decision

Posted 1/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board met Thursday to work out details of a proposed bond issue, but the amount of the bond and the date it will be presented to voters remains unclear.

Homeless Coalition making progress, Harris tells Exchange Club

Posted 1/30/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after a conversation that proved to be the genesis of the Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition, organizers are beginning to see real progress.

Castleberry recognized at Partnership banquet

Posted 1/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During its annual awards banquet, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership honored Mark Castleberry.


Senators propose Common Core panel as House bans PARCC test

Posted 1/30/2015 in State

Legislators are wading deeper into determining what Mississippi students will learn and how they will be tested.



Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

Posted 1/30/2015 in National

Not only does a feature of a popular Google Inc. mobile app put police officers' lives in danger, it also interferes with law enforcement's ability to carry out its speeding ticket mission, a leading group of sheriffs said Wednesday.



McDaniel: His closed-primary bill being blocked

Posted 1/30/2015 in State

A state lawmaker who lost a contentious U.S. Senate primary last year said Thursday that he wants Mississippi to have a closed primary system that requires voters to register by party, but he thinks the lieutenant governor is blocking the way.


Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft

Posted 1/30/2015 in National

A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.

Browning on Business: Rumblings at chain eateries

Posted 1/29/2015 in Business

Starkville's got a new pizza place.

Aldermen eye immediate savings as Parks takeover approaches

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend city code and absorb the autonomous Starkville Parks Commission.

Golden Triangle jobless rates increase no cause for alarm, official says

Posted 1/29/2015 in Area

Unemployment ticked up slightly throughout the Golden Triangle in December, reversing a three-month trend in decreases.

Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In front of a sold out Lee Hall Auditorium on Mississippi State University's campus, Gov. Mitt Romney delivered a speech to students and supporters as part of MSU's Global Lecture Series.

Benefit for father-son crash victims this weekend

Posted 1/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Saturday, if you happen to be driving along Highway 12, don't be surprised to see a group of motorcycles rumbling south.

MSUPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Police Department arrested a Starkville man Tuesday in connection to an armed robbery during last year's homecoming festivities.


Obama to seek to bust limits on domestic, defense spending

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said today.



Greenwood doctor faces civil lawsuit related to shooting

Posted 1/29/2015 in State

A civil suit was filed against Greenwood doctor by a local attorney, who was the purported target of a failed murder-for-hire scheme, is scheduled for trial on July 20 in Lowndes County.



Plan would give up to $1.5M to Miss. music

Posted 1/29/2015 in State

Mississippi license plates and highway welcome signs proclaim the state as the Birthplace of America's Music, bowing to the state's blues heritage.



Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits

Posted 1/29/2015 in National

U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next four years.



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