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Focus at Lowndes Co. supes table is on entire county

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.

OCEDA leader unveils delayed financial plan

Posted 11/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority is expected to operate a $735,700 budget with an equal amount of revenues and expenditures during the current fiscal year.


Sales tax dodging on the rise in Miss.

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.



32 arrested, 1,367 pot plants confiscated

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.



Lamar rescue service looks to replace ambulance cot

Posted 11/10/2014 in Area

The South Lamar County Rescue Squad is about one-third of the way to a fundraising goal that will purchase a new electric cot for ambulance runs.


Hummingbird secrets revealed through banding

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.


Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

Posted 11/10/2014 in National

The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door -- "like normal people."



Miss. Delta Blues Museum recognized for youth program

Posted 11/10/2014 in State

The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.



KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Miss. unit

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.



KiOR says it owes $312M because it missed payment

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR said Friday that the $1.8 million loan payment it missed to the state of Mississippi means it now owes more than $312 million immediately.


New CLRA head could face conflict of interest

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority could be facing a conflict of interest because he also serves on the Columbus Municipal School Board.

Slimantics: Waverley Mansion needs her friends

Posted 11/8/2014 in Area

She is still beautiful, even in her old age. But even her dear friends will admit she could use some fresh make-up, maybe a mild face-lift.

Report: Large home, condo sales increasing in Oktibbeha

Posted 11/8/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More local homeowners are upgrading their living conditions and purchasing larger homes in Oktibbhea County.

Man sentenced to 40 years in murder case

Posted 11/8/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man convicted of a 2010 murder after a graduation party was sentenced to 40 years in prison last week.


TV campaign for gay equality starting in Miss.

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades.



Bryant creates prison contract review task force

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


Epps' star falls after federal indictment

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.


The South: Solid once again -- for Republicans

Posted 11/8/2014 in National

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas.



Hearing set on challenge to Miss. gay marriage ban

Posted 11/8/2014 in State

A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.



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