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Miss. lawmakers hear about BlueCross-HMA dispute

Posted 9/17/2013 in State

 

Power outage sends Caledonia students home early

Posted 9/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All Caledonia Schools will dismiss early today after a transformer blew this morning, leaving some of the buildings without power. School will dismiss at 1:15 p.m.

Supes eye new dates for Unity Park unveiling

Posted 9/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park plaques honoring civil rights champions could remain covered until mid- to late-October. Supervisors last week set tentative dates -- Oct. 19 and 26 -- as potential days to hold a dedication ceremony.

 

2-percent monies will not support Parks' budget increase

Posted 9/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Previous discussion about how to fund a $96,000 Starkville Parks Commission budget increase seems moot as aldermen are expected to approve funding which does not utilize 2-percent food and beverage taxes.

 

CVB board meetings may become bi-monthly

Posted 9/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors' monthly meetings could become bi-monthly. A recommendation to amend the organization's by-laws ordering directors to meet every other month will be on the table during today's meeting.

County fire service exploring co-op for Mayhew

Posted 9/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors authorized county fire services coordinator Sammy Fondren to explore a co-op with volunteer fire departments in eastern Oktibbeha and Clay counties that would provide fire services in Mayhew.

 

Cross tour arrives in Columbus Wednesday

Posted 9/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Motorists driving on Highway 45 in Columbus may pass an unusual sight Wednesday -- hundreds of high school students carrying a glowing cross down the side of the road.

 

 

Police responding to reported shooter at Navy Yard

Posted 9/16/2013 in National

 

 

Morrow named to Mississippi architects board

Posted 9/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Despite pressure, ban on gay blood donors endures

Posted 9/16/2013 in National

 

 

Wife's fear leads to new look at husband in suspicious deaths

Posted 9/16/2013 in National

 

 

Deen makes first public appearance in months

Posted 9/16/2013 in National

 

 

Mississippi uses all low-income housing tax credits

Posted 9/16/2013 in State

 

 

8 kilograms of heroin seized in Rankin Co.

Posted 9/16/2013 in State

 

13 arrested in Columbus drug sweep

Posted 9/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus drug roundup put 13 people behind bars Friday with police still searching for 36 more. Chief of Police Selvain McQueen said the roundup, titled "Operation Three Choices," went well. "It was part of an initiative to make Columbus a better place to live, to work, to visit and to play," McQueen said.

Great Gators!: Hunting party catches big Golden Triangle alligator as Mississippi concludes its hunting season

Posted 9/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They couldn't get it in the boat. This was last Sunday at midnight. Ben Mask and his father, Wayne Mask, and their friend, Dusty Kelly, had caught it a couple of hours earlier, about 10 p.m., in Tibbee Creek in Clay County: a 620-pound alligator.

 

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