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Millport library offers computer class for seniors

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Millenials and Baby-Boomers: Mawmaw may soon be sending you a Facebook friend request.


Vernon set to offer use of industrial scale to citizens

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Have some heavy freight that needs to be weighed? The City of Vernon will soon have an industrial scale open to public use.


Traffic switch on U.S. 45 set for Thursday

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

Traffic on U.S. Highway 45 South from Carson Road to four miles south of U.S. Highway 82 will be switched Thursday morning for more road and bridge work.



Arrest report: 3-19-14

Posted 3/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



West Point police department to get 5 new cars, 4 officers

Posted 3/19/2014 in Area

The West Point Board of Selectmen has authorized the hiring of four new police officers plus three new patrol vehicles and two unmarked cars for criminal investigators.



More layoffs at Viking range plant

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Viking Range Corp. has announcement more layoffs in Greenwood.


Senate confirms Wright as superintendent

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Four months after she started work, Carey Wright's position as Mississippi's state superintendent of education is official.


State employee pay proposal stalls in Miss. Senate

Posted 3/19/2014 in State

Mississippi senators on Tuesday rejected a proposal to give a $1,000 pay raise to all state employees, but a top budget writer said legislators still might consider a raise for lower-paid government workers.


'Two Fat Ladies' star Dickson Wright dies at 66

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British television personality who found fame as half of the food-loving duo "Two Fat Ladies," has died at the age of 66.


Crimean forces take Ukrainian navy HQ

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Crimea's self-defense forces today stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region.



What if the missing Malaysia plane is never found?

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's.



Health law concerns for cancer centers

Posted 3/19/2014 in National

Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits.


Two sheriff's deputies shot in New Hope

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department were shot and another injured Tuesday afternoon in a residential area of New Hope.

King voted new CVB treasurer, Reynolds sworn in

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors unanimously appointed Lester King to serve as its treasurer during its meeting Monday. Also, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed Brock Reynolds to replace Wise as its business and industry appointee.

Fire chief's retirement is official

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Kenneth Moore will retire at the end of the month. Mayor Robert Smith announced Moore's retirement at a press conference Monday afternoon.

KiOR has 'substantial doubts' about future

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR may be done in Columbus. On Monday, the company filed its end-of-the-year financials with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 257-page report paints a bleak picture of the company's future.

Verdell takes over as CMSD board president

Posted 3/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Angela Verdell has been named the new president of the Columbus Municipal School Board. The unanimous vote occurred at the board's Monday night meeting, which also featured the swearing in of new board member Greg Lewis. Lewis was appointed to the position last month by the city council. He replaced Aubra Turner on the board.


Supes balk at CAO hire

Posted 3/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors tabled a request by board vice president John Montgomery to discuss the ongoing administrator search behind closed doors after an almost-two hour public input session on comprehensive planning.


Former MSMS student dies from South By Southwest crash

Posted 3/18/2014 in National

A third person struck by a suspected drunken driver in Austin last week during the South By Southwest festival died Monday, police and family said.


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