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Councilmen, dept. heads to tour wards before retreat

Posted 11/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen and department heads are having a retreat Dec. 5 and they'll tour each ward the city in the days beforehand to assess issues that are unique to the city's different areas.

Weyerhaeuser gives grant to school

Posted 11/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Lowndes Middle School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant through Weyerhaeuser Giving and plans to use the money to buy electronics and gift cards to encourage students to score higher on tests.


Experts: Health website needs more time, money

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Technology experts say healing what ails the website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.


School leaders nix idea of early administrative consolidation

Posted 11/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District are not expected to merge one year before state-mandated consolidation after discussions between the two systems' administrators fell well short of reaching a consensus.


UK police: 3 women held captive for 30 years

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police said Thursday.


Paramount: 'Wonderful Life' sequel has no wings

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights to "It's a Wonderful Life," said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic.


College Board gives the OK for five schools to raise tuition

Posted 11/22/2013 in State



Woman guilty of kidnapping Miss. girl

Posted 11/22/2013 in State



Former meteorologist to plead guilty

Posted 11/22/2013 in State



Loud cell talkers next bane of air travelers?

Posted 11/22/2013 in National



U.S. eyes increase in Arctic operations

Posted 11/22/2013 in National

The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand operations in the vast waters of the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.



Business brief: BMH named top performer

Posted 11/22/2013 in Business


CMSD, Liddell agree on $10K settlement

Posted 11/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has agreed to a settlement with former superintendent Martha Liddell, a move that cancels a termination hearing that was scheduled for later this month and brings to an official end Liddell's employment with the district.

Gas line leak leads to Artesia evacuation

Posted 11/21/2013 in Area

Approximately 200 residents were evacuated from their homes in Artesia earlier this morning after a suspected gas line break.

Columbus adds officers to Police Department

Posted 11/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has added six officers to the force. Kenyada Blair, Colson Eller, Roger Lewis, Claude Long, Matthew Schober and Charles Yarbrough were sworn in Monday night at the Trotter Convention Center along with officers joining police departments in Starkville and West Point.

Link to partner with Island committee

Posted 11/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development Link has agreed to partner with a committee exploring economic development potential for city property on the Island.

Aldermen begin process to fill vacant CAO position

Posted 11/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen increased the pay for an empty position Tuesday when it approved a search for its next chief administrative officer. The position was previously held by Lynn Spruill from the Camp administration until July when she was ousted by the new board of aldermen.


Fla. bullying case: Charges dropped against teens

Posted 11/21/2013 in National


Arrest report: 11-21-13

Posted 11/21/2013 in Area


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