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Gov't reaches agreement to allow airline merger

Posted 11/13/2013 in National


Smoke 'em if you got 'em: West Point won't enact ban

Posted 11/12/2013 in Area

West Point selectmen discussed a smoke-free ordinance during a public work session last week and have decided not to go forward with one at this time, Mayor Robbie Robinson said Monday.

Charter school forum set tonight at Trotter Center

Posted 11/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options is hosting an informational forum on charter schools tonight at the Trotter Convention Center. The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public on charter schools, said CCEO spokesperson Kenneth McFarland.

Rice returns to Crawford for special ceremony

Posted 11/12/2013 in Area

A NFL Hall of Fame player and Mississippi gridiron legend will be honored this week in Crawford. Jerry Rice, a Crawford native who played 20 seasons in the NFL will be honored at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in his hometown during a special program called "Hometown Hall Of Famers" at East Oktibbeha County High School.


No progress on replacement for CVB member ousted in June

Posted 11/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks six months since the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors was reduced to a membership of eight. It's unlikely a ninth member will be named anytime soon.


Supporters unveil new veterans' monument

Posted 11/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After Jeff Donald finished his Veterans Day speech dedicating Oktibbeha County's newest memorial to fallen local servicemen, he said he couldn't help but be overwhelmed with emotions. Monday's dedication at the courthouse marked the fulfillment of a vision Donald had about five years ago.


Forecasters predict hard freeze for most of Miss.

Posted 11/12/2013 in State



Health overhaul debate snags Senate pharmacy bill

Posted 11/12/2013 in National


Photo: Saluting our veterans

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Howard Ferguson, left, and Al Cummings, right, both of Columbus, salute the American flag in front of the Lowndes County courthouse on Second Avenue North during the Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday.


City wants county help with Island clean-up

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County recently gave a 4-to-7-acre parcel it owned in the Island to the city of Columbus but the city is asking county road crews to assist in clearing out the area.



Lowndes County receives drug prevention grant

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drug prevention classes will soon be offered in the Lowndes County area. The Lowndes County Office of Community Counseling Services was recently awarded a drug and alcohol prevention grant by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.



Education, government finances tightly linked

Posted 11/11/2013 in State

Grab the nearest kindergartner and tell her this: Stay in school and study hard because Mississippi's long-term economic outlook depends on you. If you slack off and drop out before getting a decent level of education, your state government -- that is, your fellow citizens -- might have to pay higher interest rates to retire long-term public debt 20 years from now.



WWII reunions poignant for veterans

Posted 11/11/2013 in National

Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II -- about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 57 missions, about the dangers he faced or the fears he overcame. "Some things you just don't talk about," he said.



Israel leader: Rest of world soft on Palestinians

Posted 11/11/2013 in National



Automatic spending cuts coming in 2014

Posted 11/11/2013 in National



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