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Miss. museum could allow same-sex ceremonies

Posted 8/10/2012 in State

Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women.



Two Lowndes school board positions open

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.


Man arrested for burglary

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.


New shot, procrastination combine for long waits at health dept.

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.


Students find diverse housing options

Posted 8/9/2012 in Area

For many college students, the month of August means getting back in the swing of things --scheduling classes, buying textbooks and preparing for the first football game of the season.

Mom's inquiry leads to arrest of son

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.

Columbus native turns in Eagle Scout medal in protest over policy on gays

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

Columbus native Austin Smith received his Eagle Scout medal in 1973 at the age of 16. The award capped off a longtime commitment to the Boy Scouts and fulfilled a dream of his family.

Obama's welfare waiver: Gutting rules or tweaking?

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

WASHINGTON -- Welfare is causing a ruckus in the presidential campaign. But the program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.


Ex-officer sues Greenville officials over firing related to Facebook

Posted 8/9/2012 in State

A former police officer claims in a lawsuit that Greenville officials violated her free speech rights by firing her over comments on a social networking site.


Oktibbeha Sheriff's Dept. arrests man for truck theft

Officials with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Piotr J. Gullett on Aug. 3, and charged him with one count Felony Taking of a Motor Vehicle.


Marriages and divorces 8-9-12

Posted 8/9/2012 in Business



Building permits 8-9-12

Posted 8/9/2012 in Business



July was hottest ever in history books

Posted 8/9/2012 in National

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.



Aldermen confident of redistricting plan approval

Adhering to a requirement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a city redistricting plan that will evenly distribute the population among Starkville's seven wards was unanimously passed by the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.



City Council balks at renaming Catfish Alley

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request to honor a family member turned into a contentious issue during Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting.



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