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Educational pledge re-ignites awareness as consolidation hearing approaches

Posted 8/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's chapter of Parents for Public Schools and the Starkville Foundation for Public Education launched a 10-point pledge to improve countywide education and promote one of the area's top issues Tuesday in hopes of re-sparking awareness before Thursday's first public hearing on consolidation is held.


CVB eliminates tourism grants

Posted 8/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors approved next year's budget Monday, which establishes grant amounts for local festivals and does away with tourism grants.

Coleman revokes Redden's probation

Posted 8/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus businessman will be forced to serve a five-year sentence less than five months after being placed on unsupervised probation, a move that sparked a firestorm of criticism. Alan Redden received the sentence Monday after admitting that he violated his probation by assaulting a child.

Presley wants to extend small business incentives

Posted 8/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said he hopes to extend a program that lowers gas and utility rates for people wishing to start small businesses.

CMSD to open Lee Middle School to prospective buyers

Posted 8/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a few weeks the public will have an opportunity to tour the Lee Middle School property, the Columbus Municipal School District announced Monday.

Supes will meet with OCH trustees on hospital's future

Posted 8/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer and OCH Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Hilton both confirmed Monday that plans are in the works to discuss the future of county health care in a joint public session between county representatives and hospital trustees.


State's schools claim bragging rights

Posted 8/20/2013 in State



Universities voice support for capital money plan

Posted 8/20/2013 in State



Fed says big banks must improve financial cushions

Posted 8/20/2013 in National



Inmate: Jail won't provide proper medical care

Posted 8/20/2013 in State



Redistricting might shorten wait for a new liver

Posted 8/20/2013 in National



Mexico heads back to school with 235 million flawed textbooks

Posted 8/20/2013 in National



Kidnap suspect leaves money to victim's family

Posted 8/20/2013 in National



Widow who lost home over $6 gets hearing

Posted 8/20/2013 in National



Maryland man accused of cannibalism enters plea

Posted 8/20/2013 in National


Aldermen cut Miss. Horse Park funding by $10K

Posted 8/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen formally motioned a $10,000 budget cut to the Mississippi Horse Park on Tuesday after the organization requested its annual allotment increased from $50,000 to $70,000.

Councilmen to approve Trotter contractor

Posted 8/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will determine Tuesday which architectural/engineering firm will renovate the Trotter Convention Center and how much money they'll receive to do the project.


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