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Judge attacks school board member on Facebook

Posted 10/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Municipal Judge took to her Facebook page to portray a member of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees as an Uncle Tom. Screen shots from Judge Nicole Clinkscales' Facebook page reveal comments suggesting that Columbus Municipal School Board member Aubra Turner was guilty of "tom" foolery.

Brown optimistic as cancer fight continues

Posted 10/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State senator Terry Brown begins his second round of chemotherapy today and will head to Jackson next week to fulfill his legislative duties.

New vacuum truck will supplement drainage work

Posted 10/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By day, Jimmie Nance is typically busy shifting gears on an excavator, demolishing dilapidated houses. On Thursday in the Northaven Woods community, Nance was lowering the boom and opening the thumb and bucket on the large apparatus to uproot a small, stubborn tree.

Judge blocks Gov. Bryant in insurance dispute

Posted 10/29/2013 in State

A federal judge Monday blocked Gov. Phil Bryant from compelling Mississippi's largest health insurer to resume paying its in-network rate to a chain of 10 hospitals. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read a temporary restraining order from the bench saying Bryant didn't provide enough proof to justify an executive order he issued last week.

SA head, elementary principal to resign at the end of the academic year

Posted 10/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Academy Board of Directors will soon begin discussing two upcoming vacancies after Head of School John "Doc" Stephens and Elementary Principal Cherie Maynard announced their intentions to resign at the end of the academic year for family reasons.


Three murder suspects bound over to grand jury

Posted 10/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three people charged with a July capital murder in Starkville were bound over last week to the county court system, Starkville Municipal Court Administrator Tony Rook confirmed Monday.



Man survives two lightning strikes

Posted 10/29/2013 in National



ABC apologizes for child's joke on Kimmel's show

Posted 10/29/2013 in National



White House OKs limited waiver on health insurance penalty

Posted 10/29/2013 in National



Three arrested for cemetery thefts; planned to open florist shop

Posted 10/29/2013 in State


Local woman offers breast cancer survivors 'emotional healing'

Posted 10/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than 25 years, Sandra Camp has been giving breast cancer survivors a new lease on life. Camp fits women with "breast forms," bras that are worn by women who have undergone mastectomies. It's a venture her mother started in the 1970s at The Uniform Center in Columbus, the family-owned business.

Eutaw-McShan aquifer means good water for Columbus

Posted 10/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mitchell Brown makes sure Columbus residents have clean water to drink. He does this by overseeing the city's two water treatment and distribution plants and the equipment that processes raw water from 1,000 feet underground into something fit for consumption.

Merger issues remain as legislative session approaches

Posted 10/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the start of the state's next legislative session approaches, consolidation committee members say two key November dates will help give clarity to the group's almost yearlong efforts.

GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

Posted 10/28/2013 in National

Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled start for its health care website to buy insurance, and are raising concerns about the privacy of information that applicants submit under the new system.


Gulf Coast tourism director resigns

Posted 10/28/2013 in State



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