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Columbus School Board meets tonight

Posted 3/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6 at Brandon Central Services.


Golden Triangle sales tax returns up slightly

Posted 3/17/2014 in Area

Sales tax dispersions to Golden Triangle cities were up slightly in January when compared to January 2013.

Supervisors could choose county administrator today

Posted 3/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's search for a new administrator could drag into April unless supervisors pull the trigger on a hire during their 5:30 p.m. meeting today at the county courthouse.


Starkville Restaurant Week begins today

Posted 3/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials are optimistic an influx of in- and out-of-town patrons will visit 33 participating venues, thereby driving up local 2 percent food and beverage tax returns, this week during the second annual Starkville Restaurant Week.



South at heart of close fight to control Senate

Posted 3/17/2014 in Area



Bail cut for man accused in son's shaking death

Posted 3/17/2014 in State

Bail for a Vicksburg man accused of shaking his infant son to death has been lowered by more than 97 percent.



Itawamba Co. purchases land for growth

Posted 3/17/2014 in State

Itawamba County now has 261 acres to market to prospective companies.



Heroin on the rise in Mississippi

Posted 3/17/2014 in State

Heroin, a deadly drug that plagues other areas of the nation, is on the rise in South Mississippi.



Miss. ability to borrow still adequate

Posted 3/17/2014 in State

Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests.



Pilot suicide a taboo topic in past crash probes

Posted 3/17/2014 in National

As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider -- however remote and improbable -- is that one of them committed suicide -- and mass murder in the process.


St. Pat's parades proceed amid tension over gays

Posted 3/17/2014 in National

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was to become the first mayor in decades to sit out the city's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs.

U.S. expected to announce Russian sanctions

Posted 3/17/2014 in National

The U.S. and its allies in Europe are expected to announce sanctions against Russia, including visa bans and potential asset freezes, today, one day after Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.


Moore may step down as fire chief Monday

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Multiple councilmen and Columbus Fire and Rescue personnel have said an announcement from Mayor Robert Smith's office is expected Monday regarding the future of city Fire Chief Kenneth Moore's employment with the department.



Reversal of fortune has Airbus flying high

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nothing is ever certain, but the outlook for Airbus Helicopters' Columbus plant and its 280 employees is significantly more promising than it was last May.



Supes agree to match grant for Riverwalk connector

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted Friday to match $25,000 to an additional $100,000 from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for additional walking trails connecting the Columbus Soccer Complex to the Riverwalk.


Local pilots speculate on fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Posted 3/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a week removed from initial reports of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, three local pilots give different perspective into the mystery.

Autism clinic expands psychology services at MSU

Posted 3/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Families with children who struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities have a new resource at Mississippi State University.


Mill project ground-breaking set for Thursday

Posted 3/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local, state and university representatives will break ground for the Mill at MSU development project 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooley Building, officials have confirmed.


Oil mars Aliceville swamp months after crude train crash

Posted 3/15/2014 in Area

Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.


Central African Republic dad gives all to save family

Posted 3/15/2014 in National

Who could bear to break the news to Yaman Ahmat?



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