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10 years later: Survivors haven't forgotten tornado's fury

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.


State casts withering look at West Lowndes High

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.



Street paving tops Columbus City Council priorities

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a deadline looming, Columbus officials are working to spend the remainder of $3.8 million in general bond obligation money. According to Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the terms of the bond state the money must be spent by Nov. 29.


Area arrests 11-11-12

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.


Healthy Starkville gets to work

Posted 11/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville citizens who met in the Oktibbeha County Hospital education room Friday morning might not seem to have much in common.



Organizers seek support for Thanksgiving feeding program

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.



Rumors kick off local campaign season

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.


KiOR begins production

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.

Oktibbeha coroner arrested

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.


Ainsworth clarifies Oktibbeha County Lake lease

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mike Ainsworth, the 16th section land manager for Oktibbeha County, cleared up some discrepancies Thursday in some reporting on a lease of 312 acres that includes portions of the Oktibbeha County Lake.


'Strings for Food' program benefits food banks

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Guitars and green beans are seldom thought of in tandem, but at least one Golden Triangle music shop hopes to be overrun this weekend with the healthy vegetable -- and many more non-perishable food items.


Miss. in good shape for debt level, treasury says

Posted 11/9/2012 in State

The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said Thursday.



Aging drivers present new transportation challenge

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to work. Now, 8,000 of them are turning 65 every day, and those retirements could once again reshape the nation's transportation.



Iran bans 'luxury' imports as sanctions bite

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Iran's sanctions-fighting "resistance economy" suddenly got a lot leaner, less flashy and perhaps a bit more uncomfortable.



Giffords faces shooter for first time in court

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

The pain was palpable, measured in silent stares in the courtroom between an emotionless murderer and wounded former congresswoman who looked her attempted killer in the eyes for the first time since he shot her in the head.



AP sources: Navy SEALs punished for secrets breach

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday.



Here comes marijuana tourism?

Posted 11/9/2012 in National

Hit the slopes -- and then a bong?



Other editors: Senseless election reaction a step backward for Ole Miss

Posted 11/8/2012 in State

Ole Miss has more than 20,000 students enrolled at its campuses, including the Medical Center. But it only takes a small percentage to tarnish the image worn by all.



City continues to negotiate bus service contract

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With proposed bus routes and a campaign for private donations in play, Lawrence Transit System is poised to bring its services to Columbus. But months after it was initially discussed, the Indiana-based transit system still does not have a contractual agreement with the city.



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