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Columbus High interim principal named

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Johnson begins his first day as interim principal at Columbus High School today.

CMSD lays out future for district

Posted 2/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students beginning with next year's freshmen class will take a new, more personalized path to graduation.


Banned items found during prison shakedown

Posted 2/10/2015 in State

Officials say cellphones, shanks, prepaid credit cards and other contraband items have been found at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.


Justice Thomas objects to court's signal on gay marriage

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

The Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained Monday.


Rules are coming on payday loans

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt.



Obama to send his new war powers request to Capitol Hill

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

President Barack Obama is expected -- as early as today -- to ask Congress for new war powers, sending Capitol Hill his blueprint for an updated authorization for the use of military force to fight the Islamic State group.



Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine.



Friends dismiss doubts about 'Mockingbird' author's lawyer

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

Retrace the suddenly tangled legal saga of Harper Lee and her legacy, "To Kill A Mockingbird," and a pivotal moment emerges.



Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Posted 2/10/2015 in Business

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud.



Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

Posted 2/10/2015 in National

A U.S. Marine who vanished from his post in Iraq a decade ago and later wound up in Lebanon chose Monday to have his case decided by a military judge instead of a jury.


Since '91, Crime Stoppers has paid out $230K-plus

Posted 2/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anonymous tips are a critical part of solving crimes, according to local law enforcement. In the Golden Triangle, some tips pay pretty well.

No guns, but knives, found at GTRA in 2014

Posted 2/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 39,229 passengers were screened before getting on planes at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last year. None were carrying firearms.

Aldermen hashing out park board numbers, terms

Starkville's takeover of its parks system appears unavoidable, but the department remains independent of the city for now as aldermen decide how to reform its soon-to-be advisory board.

New Democrat Johnson has tough campaign ahead

Posted 2/9/2015 in State

Former state Sen. Tim Johnson jumped from Republican to Democrat last week to launch his campaign for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he faces a difficult path in a state where the GOP controls seven of eight statewide offices and both chambers of the Legislature.

Alabama chief justice tells judges: Refuse gay marriage licenses

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours today, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.


Leonard Pitts: Mental disability is not a fad

Posted 2/9/2015 in National

He had his first major breakdown when he was 26. A man who had been known for his sunny, outgoing temperament became suddenly sullen, silent and withdrawn. He spoke openly of suicide. It got so bad that a couple took him into their home to ensure he did not hurt himself.


Nunnelee condolences come from White House, Caldwell classmates

Posted 2/7/2015 in State

In the final months of his life, fighting a losing battle against the effects of brain cancer and a stroke, Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi said he drew strength from a Bible verse about giving thanks to God in all circumstances.

Two candidates challenge Lowndes Co. supes president

Posted 2/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two candidates have qualified to challenge longtime incumbent Harry Sanders in the Lowndes County District 1 supervisor's race.

Area waiters talk tips

Posted 2/7/2015 in Area

Lynn Robertson works as a waitress at Old 82 in downtown Columbus.


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