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High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.



61,494 in Miss. enroll in health exchange

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible.



Gov. Bryant signs final bills from session

Posted 5/2/2014 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed more than 100 bills that fund state government and assorted other proposals that passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session in early April.



Court system seeks computer upgrades in FY 2014 budget

Aldermen signaled their support Thursday for a small budget request to finish a two-year computer upgrade process for the Starkville Municipal Court system but said a project to digitize court and city clerk records would have to wait until funding becomes available.



L.A. NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.


Nevada rancher's neighbors weary of attention

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

American flags flap in the wind on the two-lane state highway to Cliven Bundy's ranch. Along the roadside, self-described militia members in camouflage who came to defend him from the federal government lounge and smoke, loaded pistols on their hips.

Anheuser-Busch trial highlights gender bias

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion, intentional slights and outright discrimination.


55 colleges face federal sex assault investigation

Posted 5/2/2014 in National

Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they're cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.



State Court of Appeals sides with county on Co-Op Road

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned Tuesday a judge's order to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to re-open Co-Op Road.


New voter registration deadline for June 3 primaries is Saturday

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New voters in Lowndes County have until Saturday to register with the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office.


Lowndes declared federal disaster area

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Damage survey teams from the National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed four tornadoes hit Lowndes County during Monday's severe weather outbreak.


City officials reach out to East Columbus residents

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said his office and Columbus Light and Water have fielded numerous calls from East Columbus residents who have been without power since Monday's severe weather event and crews are working to address their needs.

Mementos, trash from Louisville fall in Caledonia after tornado

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ripped and weathered scraps of paper and photographs from Louisville -- tiny reminders of the hurt and destruction a tornado caused there -- fell from the sky into Caledonia yards Monday.


Browning on Business: Shoe store coming to downtown Columbus

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business

For a couple of weeks there has been a sign in front of a vacant storefront in downtown Columbus that reads, "Taylor Smith Shoes." Just beneath that sign is another that reads, "Coming Soon."



Community Counseling cancels Friday yard sales

Posted 5/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Community Counseling Services has elected to cancel six fundraising yard sales originally scheduled for May 2 at its facilities in Columbus, Starkville, West Point, Ackerman, Louisville and Macon.


Starkville Community Market opens 2014 season this Saturday

Starkville Community Market begins its 2014 season with a limited, early season produce market 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a new, mid-week supplemental market 4 p.m. Tuesday.


Building permits 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 5-1-14

Posted 5/1/2014 in Business



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