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Byrd, Dale reappointed to CVB board

Posted 2/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whirllie Byrd and Nadia Dale will remain on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors for three more years.

Council selects Lewis for spot on school board

Posted 2/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a 3-2 vote, the Columbus City Council named Greg Lewis to the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees on Tuesday. Lewis will replace sitting board member Aubra Turner, whose term expires at the end of the month.

Vaughn fails to recuse himself for school board vote

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn failed to recuse himself from Tuesday's Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointment despite having a family member employed by the district.

 

Starkville sets sales tax record for fourth straight year

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville set a fourth straight yearly record in sales tax returns last year.

 

 

Assistant SSD superintendent named interim SHS principal

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Assistant Starkville School District superintendent Toriano Holloway will serve as Starkville High School's interim leader for the rest of the academic year as the district begins its search to replace outgoing Principal Keith Fennell.

 

School board: Weaver-Reese in, Myles out

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 10-year school board career of Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles came to an end when aldermen, led by Ward 2 representative Lisa Wynn, killed his attempt at a third term and appointed Juliette Weaver-Reese to his expiring seat.

 

TVA board names Ala. attorney as new chair

Posted 2/19/2014 in Area

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors has selected Alabama attorney Joe Ritch to serve as its next chairman.

 

 

Woman sentenced to 25 years in Miss. kidnapping

Posted 2/19/2014 in Area

A woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison in the kidnapping of a girl from her elementary school in a family dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed.

 

 

3 Doors Down bassist arrested again

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Todd Harrell, a founding member and bassist for 3 Doors Down, has been arrested on a DUI charge again in D'Iberville.

 

 

Miss. mom wants to get identical quadruplets home

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The Mississippi woman who gave birth to identical quadruplets more than a week ago wants to get the four girls home.

 

 

MDOT service gives up-to-date traffic information

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has launched a new voice recognition travel information service for residents and travelers across the state.

 

 

Miss. lawmakers gearing up work on FY15 budget

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are working on early versions of budget bills, and final negotiations are weeks away.

 

 

Cochran says he doesn't know much about tea party

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Veteran Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi says he's not familiar with the tea party, even though he's being challenged by a supporter of the populist movement.

 

 

House eyes tax holiday for guns and hunting

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

Mississippians could be able to buy guns, bullets, all-terrain vehicles and boats without paying sales taxes for a couple days under a proposal moving forward in the House.

 

 

FBI helping with investigation of Ole Miss statue

Posted 2/19/2014 in State

The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

 

 

Budget office: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.

 

 

Iran at talks: No scrapping any nuclear facility

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.

 

 

Loud music killing suspect compared self to rape victim in jailhouse call

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

The Florida software designer accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music compared himself to a rape victim, telling his fiancee in a recorded jailhouse phone call that the police were trying to blame him for the shooting when he was only defending himself.

 

 

Police can't verify Craigslist killer's claims

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman's claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.

 

Mugging around empty casket sparks furor

Posted 2/19/2014 in National

The Wisconsin National Guard announced Tuesday that it had suspended a member from honor guard duties after she apparently posted to social media a photograph of soldiers mugging around an empty, flag-draped casket.

 

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