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Olympian to MUW crowd: Attitude is key to success

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard, a change in attitude changed the path of her life. Beard, a 32-year-old four-time Olympian who won seven medals, spoke at Mississippi University for Women Thursday night.

City Council to talk capital improvements

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will discuss capital improvement projects they want to pursue and possible funding mechanisms for how to get them done during a specially called meeting Monday.

Columbus Middle receives another bomb threat

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bomb threat was called into Columbus Municipal School District this morning.

Second Lowndes deputy released from hospital

Posted 3/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputy injured in a shooting last week has been released from the hospital.

Scruggs on home confinement after prison

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is back at home in Oxford.

Court refuses to set Byrom's execution date

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court refused Thursday to set execution date for death row inmate Michelle Byrom, whose attorneys say they have discovered new evidence in her case.


Miss. religious-practices bill goes to negotiation

Posted 3/28/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.



Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.



Turkey attempts to block YouTube

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

Turkish authorities pressed Thursday to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter, a move sure to provoke further outrage in a country where social media is widely used.



$1T student loan debt widens wealth gap

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.



Commanders fired in nuke cheating scandal

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.


Obama exchanges gifts with Pope

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it.


Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Posted 3/28/2014 in National

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.


Borsig: All welcome at MUW homecoming

Posted 3/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig is encouraging everyone to attend the college's homecoming this weekend.

Grand jury to hear case of former CMSD employee

Posted 3/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case of a former Columbus Municipal School District employee charged with enticement of a child may soon be heading to a Lowndes County grand jury.

Revamped Catfish in the Alley set for Saturday

Posted 3/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Catfish in the Alley returns, bigger and better, on Saturday as one of several special events that will kick off the 74th Annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage.

Unemployment stats show continued improvement

Posted 3/27/2014 in Area

For the month of February, Mississippi's jobless rate sank to the lowest it has been since October 2008. Rates in the Golden Triangle area also dropped.


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