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Firm moves forward in Columbus redistricting process

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How the city's wards may be redrawn is taking shape after Columbus councilmen approved the firm overseeing the redistricting process to move forward with its concept.

Councilmen appoint Mauldin to LINK board

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County representation on the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors is now set.

Council approves new nepotism policy language

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' employee nepotism policy now more directly defines inter-department kinship.


SMART-Parks proposal: Widen Lynn Lane, add connections

Posted 10/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A significant five-phase, $660,000 infrastructure investment could add increased access points to Starkville Parks and Recreation facilities along Lynn Lane.


Starkville tax returns down from last Oct.

Posted 10/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's most recent sales tax check from the Mississippi Department of Revenue was nearly $20,000 short of the previous October's.


Clay Co. United Way kicks off fundraiser

Posted 10/22/2014 in Area

United Way's annual fundraiser kicks off this week.


Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.


Prevention education event Thursday includes pets

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

People and pets are invited to the Columbus Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Thursday at 6 p.m. for an event sponsored by the Lowndes County Prevention Partnership.



PSC won't rehear domestic violence deposit waiver

Posted 10/22/2014 in State

The Mississippi Public Service Commission won't reconsider its order to let victims of domestic violence delay paying utility deposits for 60 days.


Marine murder suspect guarded by U.S. in Philippine camp

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines.


Search continues for ambush suspect

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains.


Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.


Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war.



FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.


Islamic State fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.


Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

An influential Jewish advocacy group said Tuesday it no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.



CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

Posted 10/22/2014 in Business

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.


Poll: Most expect GOP victory in Nov.

Posted 10/22/2014 in National

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate.


BancorpSouth third quarter earnings rise to $28.8M

Posted 10/22/2014 in Business

BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter.



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