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UPDATE: Secretary of State's office called in over Starkville affidavit issues

Numerous issues surrounding Ward 2 affidavits prompted Starkville City Clerk Taylor Adams to request election oversight from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.

 

Absentee votes carried Stewart to runoff

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The voters who kept long-time Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart in the race never made it to the polls. Absentee ballots accounted for 100 of Stewart's 361 votes, enough to force a runoff election with challenger Marty Turner, who had accumulated 53.7 percent of the vote before the absentee ballots were counted.

Rain insurance no help to Market Street Festival

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Country music singer Eddie Rabbitt might have loved a rainy night, but organizers of last weekend's 17th annual Market Street Festival could have lived with a little less of the wet stuff -- or a little more, depending on your point of view.

 

Elmore will serve as interim CFO for Columbus schools

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Felicia Elmore will fill in for terminated Columbus Municipal School District CFO Kenneth Hughes for the remainder of the school year.

 

Town of Caledonia names first park director

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of discussion, the board selected Rural Hill resident Allan Glenn from a pool of six applicants for the $25,000 per year position, which offers state benefits and health insurance. His first day on the job was May 1.

 

Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.

 

Walker wins in Ward 4; Ward 2 results still undecided

Starkville's process of determining valid affidavit ballots concluded one tight race Wednesday, but another election result remains unsolved.

 

Miss. governor says he could run Medicaid

Posted 5/9/2013 in State

 

 

Family demands answers in mayoral candidate's murder

Posted 5/9/2013 in State

 

 

Arrest report 5-9-13

Posted 5/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Study: Fish oil doesn't help prevent heart attacks

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

 

High hospital bills go public, but will it change anything?

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

For the first time, the government is publicly revealing how much hospitals charge, and the differences are astounding: Some bill tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same treatment, even within the same city.

 

Arias says in interview that she wants death

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

 

 

Obama pressed to do more on jobs, stagnant wages

Posted 5/9/2013 in Business

 

 

Building permits 5-9-13

Posted 5/9/2013 in Business

 

 

Miss. submits proposal for drone test site

Posted 5/9/2013 in State

 

 

Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage

Posted 5/9/2013 in National

 

Council will help fund Juneteenth

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of providing $2,500 in matching funds to the Afro-American Culture Organization in support of the Juneteenth Festival at the request of festival founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Turner, Stewart face runoff; Incumbents Karriem, Gavin breeze past foes

Posted 5/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be two more weeks before residents in Ward 4 will know who will represent them on the Columbus City Council for the next four years. There will be no change in leadership in Wards 5 and 6, as incumbents Kabir Karriem and Bill Gavin handily defeated their opponents.

 

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