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Supes to consider loan for CalStar project

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will meet 9 a.m. Monday to hold a public hearing on applying for a $5.35 million CAP loan through the Mississippi Development Authority to purchase property and build a facility that would house a sustainable building material company.


Education critical to development, says CREATE speakers

Posted 6/1/2013 in State

Correlation between education retainment levels and economic development and the importance of improving in both areas was among many issues discussed when regional community development leaders convened Friday for the CREATE Foundation's annual State of the Region meeting in Tupelo.


Three mayors races, council seat on the line this Tuesday

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After several months of outlining campaign platforms and speaking with residents, the fate of mayoral and Ward 2 Councilman races will be in the hands of voters in Columbus Tuesday.

Resources limited for growing number of homeless students

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 150 children in the Columbus Municipal School District do not know the comfort of sleeping in the same bed every night or the other comforts of home so many take for granted. In the 2012-2013 school year, 154 children were classified as homeless in the district.


State Board agrees on traits sought in K-12 leader

Posted 6/1/2013 in State


Photos show elected Democrats at Moreland fund-raiser

An apparent rift in the Democratic Party emerged this week after photos surfaced placing three aldermen-elects and a party executive committee member at Republican mayoral candidate Dan Moreland's Wednesday fund-raiser.


A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.



Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



'The perfect poison': Ricin used in 3 recent cases

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

The key ingredient -- castor beans -- is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment.



Couple to be reunited with dog lost in Miss.

Posted 6/1/2013 in State



5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



Bank vaults have changed with the times

Posted 6/1/2013 in State



OPEC keeps oil output target at 30M barrels

Posted 6/1/2013 in National



Boy, 10, finds $10,000 in Kansas City hotel room

Posted 6/1/2013 in National


Caledonia teacher arrested for enticement of a child

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia High School teacher has been arrested and charged with enticement of a child.

Hundreds rally for Eurocopter

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contingent of American Eurocopter employees and executives, as well as family members and state leaders, came together Wednesday to call on Congress to reconsider spending cuts that would slash production of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter.


Federal programs critical in Columbus schools

Posted 5/31/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Up to 95 percent of children in the Columbus Municipal School District qualify for free or reduced lunch. Each school year, the district applies for nearly $3 millions in federal funds to make sure those children receive the same advantages as the district's other children.


State braces for Guard furloughs

Posted 5/31/2013 in State

Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, was to release details today of upcoming furloughs among more than 1,400 full-time National Guard employees across Mississippi.

Poll: 2 in 5 women would consider parenting solo

Posted 5/31/2013 in National

As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.


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