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School board association director briefs CMSD board

Posted 9/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss several upcoming issues in the district. Executive director of the Mississippi School Board Association, Dr. Mike Waldrop, spoke to the board about changing legislative policies, charter schools, testing and the ongoing search for a superintendent and chief financial officer.



Arrest report: 9-6-13

Posted 9/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Merger committee has no appetite to send students out of county

Members of the Oktibbeha County school merger committee members moved away from possibly asking neighboring school districts to absorb schoolchildren after numerous regional representatives said their systems had no interest in taking on more students.



Officials: U.S. considers training Syria rebels

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



Ariel Castro's family prepares to claim his body

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



Report: Military cracked most online encryption

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



Woman accused of trying to kill autistic daughter

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Va.

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



Report: Catch limits boost depleted fish stocks

Posted 9/6/2013 in National



USFS: Hunter caused huge wildfire near Yosemite

Posted 9/6/2013 in National


'Clerical error' almost led to prisoner's early release

Posted 9/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An inmate will remain behind bars after a Mississippi Department of Corrections mistake almost released him to house arrest. In August, the MDOC parole board granted John Murphy early release and sentenced him to house arrest, even though he was not eligible for action because he had been convicted as a habitual offender.

Friend of victim takes stand in murder trial

Posted 9/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who suffered a gunshot wound during a deadly 2010 shooting took the witness stand during a Columbus murder trial Wednesday, wiping tears from his eyes as he recounted the events that took his best friend's life.

Supes spar over Lindsey Ferry road request

Posted 9/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County supervisor's request that the board change an ordinance so the county could haul debris off a property owner's land led to a debate over communication between county leaders on Tuesday.

Supes seek appraisal of Renon Lane land

Posted 9/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fourteen-year Renon Lane resident John Prevost has been advocating a solution to make the intersection of his road and Buck Egger Road in Caledonia safer almost as long as he's lived there. Anything that can be done to curb speeding and the high potential for car accidents is needed, he said.


Kidnapper's suicide brings little sympathy

Posted 9/5/2013 in National



Prosecutors appeal teacher's rape sentence

Posted 9/5/2013 in National



Man charged in south Miss. cocaine investigation

Posted 9/5/2013 in State



Merger talks turn to neighboring school districts

During a recent listening session, members of the public urged the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School Structure to get down to brass tacks and begin substantial discussions on the pending city-county school merger.



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