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Looking ahead: EMCC plans for the next 25 years

Posted 8/11/2012 in Area

A century ago, no one could have predicted Kemper County Agricultural High School would become East Mississippi Community College. And certainly no one could have imagined a scenario in which the school would spill beyond its humble beginnings in Scooba, enrolling nearly 5,000 students at two campuses and four branches.

 

EMCC submits bid for Columbus Country Club

Posted 8/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for East Mississippi Community College may be on the horizon. As the Columbus Country Club heads to the auction block after more than a year of toiling in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, EMCC is one of the potential buyers with an offer on the table.

 

 

Start of college means more underage drinking

Posted 8/11/2012 in Area

In a college town, the beginning of school usually means an increase in population, as thousands of students return from summer vacation. Increasingly, the return of students also means the return of underage drinking.

 

Doctors target gun violence as a social disease

Posted 8/11/2012 in National

Is a gun like a virus, a car, tobacco or alcohol? Yes, say public health experts, who, in the wake of recent mass shootings, are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a social disease.

It's Paul Ryan: Romney picks Wis. Rep. for No. 2

Posted 8/11/2012 in National

Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states, vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy.

Democrats seize upon Romney's choice of Ryan

Posted 8/11/2012 in National

Democrats pounced on Mitt Romney's selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate Saturday, saying the pick showed a commitment to "budget-busting tax cuts" for the wealthy and greater burdens on the middle class and seniors.

 

Mississippi cleared to start 511 travel info line

Posted 8/11/2012 in State

Most Mississippians know that you call 911 to report an emergency and 411 to look up a phone number. Soon, residents and visitors will be able to call 511 to find road and travel conditions.

 

Higher gas prices expected after refinery fire

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

Analysts expect West Coast gas prices to rise beyond $4 a gallon after a fire knocked out a key section of one of the nation's largest oil refineries.

 

Mourners to honor Sikh temple victims

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their final respects Friday to six worshippers gunned down by a white supremacist at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee over the weekend.

 

 

Lawyers: Colo. suspect is mentally ill

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

ttorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.

 

 

Three US troops killed by man in Afghan army uniform

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American service members this morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said, the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.

 

 

Nuns consider response to Vatican censure

Posted 8/10/2012 in National

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.

 

 

Columbus officials working on 2013 budget

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

Link offers new approach to improving schools

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He has been a public school teacher, public college dean and is now head of a top-ranking public high school -- Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He is a passionate supporter of a high-quality education for all children, and his career has been driven by his desire to eliminate inequities.

 

Grant to strengthen CAFB's position as BRAC talks resume

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. military installations around the world breathed a sigh of relief when Congress recently killed a round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) scheduled for 2013 from its defense budget.

 

City puts finishing touches on Carver plan

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The application for improvements to the Carver Drive drainage ditch will likely be sent off for approval to the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week.

 

Tour de campus: Starkville, MSU prepare for arrival of bicycles

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a college town, seeing students biking to class is not uncommon. In Starkville, it's no different. According to several bicycle enthusiasts throughout town, this fall semester will have more students than ever biking around town and the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Miss. museum could allow same-sex ceremonies

Posted 8/10/2012 in State

Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women.

 

 

Two Lowndes school board positions open

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.

 

 

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