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Finalists selected for vacant county administrator position

Posted 1/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five applicants, including Oktibbeha County's current comptroller and Starkville's former chief administrative officer, will move forward into the next phase of the county's search for a new administrator.

Vaughn lashes out against negative public comments

Posted 1/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn took exception Tuesday to seven months of negative public comments directed at the Starkville Board of Aldermen by lashing out after a former alderman's criticism and describing such statements as a "disgrace in the sight of God."

Lowndes County woman missing

Posted 1/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 40-year-old Artesia woman is missing. Shondra Rice was last seen Monday morning leaving her Front Street home in Artesia, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department.

Vernon's first industrial park tenant moving in soon

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

The City of Vernon's industrial park will have its first resident in two weeks. And along with it, as many as 25 new jobs at a proposed sawmill in the 122-acre park, Mayor Glenn Crawford said Tuesday during a city council meeting.

Judge weighs suit against Saban's daughter

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

The daughter of University of Alabama coach Nick Saban told lawyers she was only defending herself from a drunken sorority sister when the two women brawled after a night of partying in 2010, according to written testimony and arguments in court Tuesday.

 

Ala. woman linked to several gravesite thefts

Posted 1/22/2014 in Area

Police say a north Alabama a woman has been linked to stealing from gravesites in three states and trying to sell the items online.

 

 

Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their federal returns in the next few months. Taxpayers also will have a harder time taking medical deductions.

 

Former Va. gov, wife indicted for corruption

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Bob McDonnell had just been elected governor of Virginia when a wealthy businessman who had donated the use of his private jet during the Republican's campaign requested a meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

 

Psych screening sought in case of 2 slain kids

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Two women who police say killed two young children while performing what they thought was an exorcism will continue to be held without bond as prosecutors seek a psychiatric evaluation to determine if they are mentally competent to stand trial.

 

Cyclist: Driver didn't see me stuck in his windshield

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

A Wisconsin man who became lodged in the windshield of a car that struck him said he turned to the driver and said, "Hello, I'm the guy you hit on the bicycle."

 

Police 'like' wanted Pa. suspect's Facebook post

Posted 1/22/2014 in National

Police in one northeastern Pennsylvania town really "liked" this Facebook post.

 

Starkville supports LGBT residents with historic resolution

Posted 1/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen denounced various forms of discrimination against residents and city employees, including discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, with a new policy Tuesday.

Council likely to approve retail marketing contract

Posted 1/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will likely vote today for the city to enter into a three-year contract with a consulting firm that will recruit retail to city.

 

Columbus schools to open elementary lottery

Posted 1/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual elementary lottery for the Columbus Municipal School District will open next month.

 

Dream 365 speaker Haynes urges change

Posted 1/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual Dream 365 event concluded Monday morning with a breakfast featuring famed pastor Dr. Fredrick Haynes. From the death of Christ to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Trayvon Martin, Haynes spoke on how a murder can become a movement for change.

Groups rally for more money for teachers, schools

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

Public school teachers and education advocates rallied at the Capitol on Monday to push for higher pay and increased state aid to public schools -- not a new fight, but one that they hope will have more success this year than it has in the past.

 

GOP image still muddled, a year after suggestions

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012.

 

 

2 nabbed at border in credit card fraud case

Posted 1/21/2014 in National

A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.

 

 

Mississippi inmate seeks access to circuit clerk records

Posted 1/21/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide if Timothy Pryer's efforts to gain documents related to his sexual battery conviction were illegally denied.

 

 

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