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Wiseman, Perkins differ on excess school tax money

A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

SPD searching for alleged voyeurism suspect

The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.

SPD continues search for alleged check scammer

Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.


Building permits 7-3-14

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 7-3-14

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business


Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile.

New VA secretary nominee not a health care expert

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.


Today's political victories could vex Republicans in 2016

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.



Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells, cite 'extensive' errors

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.



Supersized: Behemoth TVs start to take off

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Supersized isn't just for french fries.



Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges

Posted 7/3/2014 in Business

Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.


Hurricane Arthur forms in the Atlantic

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early today and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics and barbecues.


Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish President Barack Obama by giving Republicans the Senate majority this fall.



FBI: Colorado woman aimed to go to Syria for jihad

Posted 7/3/2014 in National

FBI agents tried more than once to discourage a 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who said she was intent on waging jihad in the Middle East before arresting her in April as she boarded a flight she hoped would ultimately get her to Syria, court documents unsealed Wednesday show.



Seventh Annual Southside Blues Festival to celebrate community

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The seventh annual Southside Blues Festival will be held July 3-5 at Townsend Park. The festival is a free, open event that will feature live music, a softball tournament and food vendors, according to event committee member Wendy Blunt.


Council approves Trotter contracts

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen on Tuesday approved the remaining contracts for renovation of the Trotter Convention Center.

School superintendent search down to two

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District could be announced as early as this afternoon. Members of the school board held a specially called meeting this morning where they met with finalists Dr. Phillip Hickman and Dr. David Fonseca.


Aldermen consider Cadence building as new police HQ

Aldermen began a process Tuesday that could uproot the Starkville Police Department from its current location and place a new base of operations deep in the heart of downtown Starkville.



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