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City leaders holding special meeting on citizen input policy

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City leaders have called a special meeting to address a proposed new policy regarding citizen input at regular meetings.


Starkville police investigating Twitter accounts

Posted 6/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department launched a new investigation last month into a Twitter account parodying an elected official, court documents show, but investigators say the case is not active or moving forward at this time.


Supes withdraw $900K from hospital trust

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A change in investment strategy with its hospital sale fund has resulted in big gains for Lowndes County.

Lowndes school board rejects across-the-board raises

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board voted Friday to approve raises for selected district personnel. District officials did not release which employees would be getting the raises, however.

CMSD board refuses to release info on supe search

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is releasing little information about its search for a new superintendent with less than three weeks before its self-imposed deadline to make its choice.

Methamphetamine pours into Central California as liquid

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

In methamphetamine's seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.


GM recalling Camaros for ignition switch

Posted 6/14/2014 in Business

Ignition switches once again are causing problems for General Motors.


Columbus schools budget draft show decrease

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District's proposed budget for the 2014-2015 school years is more than $100,000 less than its budget last year.


Lowndes County man shot in family dispute

Posted 6/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday night shooting involving two brothers left one man injured and another on the run.



Tea party questions Barbour's role in race

Posted 6/14/2014 in State

Haley Barbour almost certainly isn't running for office again in Mississippi, but the former governor, one-time Republican National Committee chief and influential Washington lobbyist is playing a prominent role in the state's battle for the GOP Senate nomination.



Immigration on pause despite Cantor loss

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to House Republicans instead, despite mounting evidence they won't address the millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.



Jackson VA officials promise ongoing audits

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

The director of the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center says while he's pleased what VA audit had to say about his facility, the Jackson hospital will continue routine checks on patient care.


Dave Brat avoiding the spotlight

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

The giant slayer isn't quite ready for his close up.


Army: Bergdahl not joined by family after return

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan, he wasn't joined by his family, military officials say.



Yells for 'Daddy' near school yield surprising find

Posted 6/14/2014 in National

olice say a Connecticut woman became concerned when she heard someone calling "Daddy" repeatedly near a school. But when she began looking for a child, she instead found a large green parrot up in a tree.



School board rewards administrators with raises

Posted 6/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citing high evaluations and increased workloads associated with 2015's upcoming school consolidation, Starkville School District Board of Trustees members approved 5-percent raises for Superintendent Lewis Holloway and Assistant Superintendents Toriano Holloway and Jody Woodrum following closed-door discussions Tuesday.


Johnson leaves CPD after 40 years of service

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 40 years in law enforcement, Columbus assistant police chief Joe Johnson is retiring. Johnson's last day on the job will be June 30.

Columbus man arrested on rape charge

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for rape and breaking and entering.

Nichols to take over as new CAFB commander

Posted 6/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Jim Sears announced his replacement as wing commander at Columbus Air Force Base Thursday during a meeting of the Base Community Council.

Political split outgrows the voting booth in America

Posted 6/13/2014 in National

Political polarization in America has broken out of the voting booth.


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