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With choreographed conventions, is something lost?

Posted 8/29/2012 in National

As Chris Christie's moment at the microphone neared, delegates to the Republican National Convention were atwitter at the chance to hear the New Jersey governor speak. After all, who knew what might happen? "He doesn't seem to have a filter," said David Shimkin, a delegate from New York.

CPD helps end Clay County standoff

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department's Special Response Team responded to a hostage situation late Tuesday at Apostolic Drive in Clay County.

 

Small fire extinguished at Cook Elementary

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a small fire at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School this morning, but the fire was out upon arrival, and no students had to be evacuated.

 

 

2012 Legends concert canceled, future of event uncertain

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers of the Legends Concert announced Monday they will not hold the event this year because of a lack of funds.

 

Cantrell: Isaac not much of a factor at Convention

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Tropical Storm Isaac advances through the Gulf, attendees of the Republic National Convention in Tampa, Fla. continue to move forward with planned activities.

 

City of Starkville ready to 'get swept up'

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The population in Starkville could easily double this weekend with the influx of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University football fans as they converge for Saturday's season-opening football game.

 

Up in smoke: Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.

Ann Romney, Christie on deck at GOP convention

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Republicans are eager to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches Tuesday by the woman who knows him best and tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But with New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast waiting fearfully to see where a massive storm makes landfall, politics has become an awkward enterprise and no one knows what sort of party the GOP gathering will turn out to be.

 

Starkville's improved fire rating means savings for businesses

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local business owners could see as much as a nine-percent drop in insurance premiums in Starkville thanks in part to the city's fire department, which this year received the best fire protection rating it has ever had.

 

Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Rep. Ron Paul's delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.

Democrats urge immediate repair of Capitol Dome

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Democrats controlling the Senate pressed Monday for an immediate infusion of money to repair the iconic dome of the U.S. Capitol, which has fallen into disrepair and has at least 1,300 cracks in it.

New Orleans' post-Katrina gentrification is touchy

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago.

 

Networks prepare to juggle politics, weather

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Television networks began juggling two major stories on Monday, still wondering whether Tropical Storm Isaac will cause them to divert a large amount of attention from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

 

 

Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the region.

 

 

Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levies fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

 

 

Greenwood native killed in Afghanistan

Posted 8/28/2012 in State

U.S. Army Pfc. Patricia Horne enjoyed serving her country as a member of one of the Army's elite units. "She told me a few weeks ago that she was going to re-enlist," her mother, Betty Horne, told the Greenwood Commonwealth Monday. "The Army would pay for her schooling. She wanted to be a doctor." Unfortunately, the 20-year-old didn't get that chance.

 

Monday profile: Vet Bounds retires after 47 years

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All is hushed at Animal Medical Center. The Saturday morning patients have been examined and the animals are snug in their kennels, without so much as a woof or a whimper as Dr. Louis Bounds makes his way through the darkened labyrinth.

 

Cable One crash leaves thousands without services

Posted 8/27/2012 in Area

Thousands of Columbus-area CableOne customers remain without service Monday morning after a hardware failure crashed the network around 6 p.m. Sunday night.

 

 

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