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Miss., Ala. govs call for oil sands assessment

Posted 7/29/2013 in Area

The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources.

 

 

Panel: 1/5th of child deaths in 2011 preventable

Posted 7/29/2013 in State

 

 

Counterfeit items from sting operation destroyed

Posted 7/29/2013 in Area

The attorney general's office has destroyed $750,000 worth of counterfeit shirts, shoes, purses, CDs and DVDs at a recycling center in Tupelo.

 

 

Some say industry arrogance fueled fracking anger

Posted 7/29/2013 in National

 

 

Mideast talks to resume amid deep skepticism

Posted 7/29/2013 in National

 

 

Radio, TV personality David 'Kidd' Kraddick dies

Posted 7/29/2013 in National

 

 

City sheds layer of transparency with Spruill's firing

Posted 7/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.

 

Columbus, Lowndes begin work on budgets

Posted 7/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

August is right around the corner, which means it's budget time for city and county officials.

Missouri company purchases Omnova property

Posted 7/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What currently sits as an underused building at the intersection of Highway 69 and Yorkville Road in Columbus may soon become a bustling industrial center again.

 

CVB takes steps toward strategic plan

Posted 7/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven years after then-Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau officials first discussed the possibility and potential of a strategic plan, the current board of directors has decided it's time to get serious about putting one in place.

 

Shoppers take advantage of tax free holiday

Posted 7/27/2013 in Area

Parking lots in Columbus were filled to near capacity Saturday as parents took advantage of the annual sales tax holiday for their back to school shopping.

 

Miss. officials laud startup gun manufacturer

Posted 7/27/2013 in State

It's only 10 jobs, but that's not stopping three of Mississippi's highest officials from lauding a new gun maker.

 

CMSD's McGill says district running smoothly

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although her job as Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent is considered "temporary" and "interim," Edna McGill says she isn't simply holding down space until her replacement arrives.

CL&W offers amnesty for unpaid bills

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Water and sewer customers of Columbus Light and Water with delinquent accounts will have until August 23 to pay fees owed for the past year and avoid any penalties.

Jennings wins review of rape conviction

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from Toney Jennings, who was convicted in 2011 of statutory rape.

Island advisory group solicits public input

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the committee formed to brainstorm ideas for redevelopment of the Island met Thursday, committee member and county supervisor Leroy Brooks told of a conversation he had with Robert Williams, known by some in Columbus as "Uncle Bunky" from a local children's television show he used to host.

 

Feds: Halliburton to plead guilty in spill

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

 

Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

Miss. court gives Manning OK to pursue DNA test

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he alleges will show him innocent in the deaths of two college students.

 

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