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Charter School Authorizing Board hears from public

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board held a public forum in Columbus Tuesday night. Approximately 50 people gathered at Genesis Church, and what would be the home of Inspire Charter School, to hear from ICS's executive director Darren Leach and offer their input.

City preparing for largest soccer tourney in state

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's largest soccer tournament will take place in Columbus this weekend. One hundred and twenty teams from every corner of the state are scheduled to take part in the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup.

McGill will apply for permanent superintendent

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Edna McGill announced Wednesday that she will apply to be the district's next superintendent.

Sanitation recommendations unofficially pushed back

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unofficially delayed receipt of recommendations on possibly outsourcing the city's sanitation services Tuesday after Chief Administrative Officer Taylor Adams and department head Emma Gandy asked for more time to study internal, cost-saving measures.

West Point man charged with Starkville shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged 26-year-old Antwjuan Terry, of 326 W. Half Mile St., Apartment A8, West Point, with aggravated assault and armed robbery in connection with a May 15 shooting.


CAFB Main Gate temporarily shut down Tuesday

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The main gate at Columbus Air Force Base was shut down Tuesday after a military dog alerted on a vehicle attempting to enter the base.


Vernon council approves city hall upgrades

Posted 5/21/2014 in Area

The Vernon City Complex will be a bit more colorful in a few weeks.

Brooksville man arrested after Columbus shooting

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after gunfire was exchanged near an apartment complex in Columbus.

Columbus man charged in hit and run

Posted 5/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after he allegedly struck a woman with his vehicle and then fled the scene


Antitrust experts: 2 big deals better than 1

Posted 5/21/2014 in Business

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger -- the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable -- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.



Mississippi-based international case nets 16 arrests on fraud

Posted 5/21/2014 in State

Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court Tuesday.



U.S. hacking victims fell prey to mundane ruses

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

The victims were their own worst enemies. The hacking techniques the U.S. government says China used against American companies turned out to be disappointingly mundane, tricking employees into opening email attachments or clicking on innocent-looking website links.


Bees created unwanted buzz at Kentucky store

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

After setting things abuzz by trapping customers in a store, a hive of honeybees has been safely removed from downtown Danville in central Kentucky.


Reid: Senate will OK judge who wrote drone memos

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting victory as senators near a vote on one of President Barack Obama's most contentious picks for a federal judgeship, a former administration official who authored secret documents justifying the use of drones to kill an American overseas.



Supreme Court justice suspends execution

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate with a little more than an hour to spare before the inmate's scheduled lethal injection.


2 bomb blasts in Nigeria kill at least 118

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris.

First lady Obama: Arts education good for good schools

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Delivering a forceful argument on the role of the arts in education, Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.

House bill would speed VA firings as outcry grows

Posted 5/21/2014 in National

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki would be granted more authority to fire or demote senior executives under a bill headed to the House floor. The measure comes as pressure builds on Capitol Hill to overhaul the beleaguered agency in response to allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths.


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