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Rains break dry spell across parts of Miss.

Posted 9/21/2013 in State



Sales tax collections down $150K from last year

Posted 9/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A roller coaster year for sales tax collections in Columbus ended on a high note this month. The city collected $685,376.78 in non-food, beverage and hotel taxes in July, a $26,442.01 increase over $658,934.77 in July 2012. But all together, the city ended up with $152,187.55 less for 2012-13 than 2011-12.



Caledonia school employee on leave during embezzlement probe

Posted 9/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia high school guidance counselor has been placed on paid administrative leave amid embezzlement allegation.


County could purchase new election equipment

Posted 9/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters will likely be casting paper ballots again when they go to the polls either next year or in 2015. When county supervisors passed next year's budget last week, they allocated $248,300 for circuit elections -- $89,350 more than was budgeted last year.


Waste company to cut recycling program

Posted 9/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Industrial Waste, a commercial solid waste company in Columbus, will stop its curbside recycling program at the end of this month. The company sent notice letters to local customers this week.


Plans taking shape for Link-backed Starkville spec building

Posted 9/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development Link is developing plans to construct a speculative building at the Starkville Industrial Park to help lure potential development, Joey Deason, Oktibbeha County's Link representative, confirmed Thursday.


Economist: Mississippi and U.S. see modest growth

Posted 9/20/2013 in State



Weather cancels tour of Mississippi State trial gardens

Posted 9/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


MDA awards grants to local festivals

Posted 9/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded five Columbus and Lowndes County festivals a combined $16,000 through its Tourism Grant Program for the 2013-14 fiscal year.


Aberdeen city judge reprimanded, fined for argument

Posted 9/20/2013 in Area



Navy Yard opening after massacre

Posted 9/20/2013 in National



Man charged with DUI on riding mower

Posted 9/20/2013 in National



Foul-mouthed Pa. police chief fights for his job

Posted 9/20/2013 in National



Rising Alzheimer's creates strain on caregivers

Posted 9/20/2013 in National


LINK to seek tax incentive deal for retail development

Posted 9/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Development Link officials will be on the agenda for the next county and city board meetings seeking a tax increment financing agreement associated with a potential retail development in Columbus.


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