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All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.


College Board mulls seeking big increase

Posted 6/19/2014 in State

The College Board is likely to decide today how large of a budget increase it will seek from Mississippi lawmakers.



Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.



Marriages and divorces 6-19-14

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Cheese! Small businesses get sales off Instagram

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business

A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions.



Building permits 6-19-14

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business


Business brief: Nissan celebrates 35 years

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business

David Lee, with Nissan motor corporation, presents Columbus Nissan president Charles Rigdon and vice-president Russell Street with a 35th anniversary award.


Business brief: BMH-Golden Triangle recognized

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Business brief: GSM awarded

Posted 6/19/2014 in Business



Religious conservatives to judge top Republicans

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Some of the Republican Party's most ambitious leaders are courting religious conservatives as evangelical officials claim new momentum in their fight for the GOP's soul.



Social Security closes offices as baby boomers age

Posted 6/19/2014 in National

Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.



New salary scale will cost Lowndes County School District $1.3 million

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Business Office released details on the salary scale the board approved last week.


Council appoints Tate to CL&W board

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen appointed Micheal Tate to the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors in a 3-2 vote during their meeting Tuesday. He will replace David Shelton, whose term expires June 30. Shelton, who currently serves as the board's president, has been a board member since 1999.


Starkville approves planning items for chain restaurants

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen unanimously passed planning items Tuesday that will allow national fast food chains Panda Express and Sonic to offer new or more services in Starkville.


Starkville police chief graduates from FBI academy

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police Chief Frank Nichols was among 220 law enforcement agents to graduate Friday from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.

Columbus school board begins superintendent interviews

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is conducting face-to-face interviews this week with candidates hoping to be the district's next superintendent.

New citizen input policy passes

Posted 6/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen approved a new policy Tuesday requiring residents fill out a form six days in advance of a council meeting if they want to speak at council meetings.


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