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West Lowndes County to enter GAP program

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have passed a resolution paving the way for a portion of west Lowndes County to take part in an incentive program that will give businesses that locate to the area a tax break.


Golden Triangle sends crew to help with east's weather storm

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The winter weather experienced across the Golden Triangle last week paled in comparison to a devastating ice storm that crippled several East Coast states.

Thunderbird pilot visits CAFB in prep of April show

Posted 2/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the base in April.


County administrator interviews set for Monday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors will continue their search for a new county administrator Monday by interviewing five finalists but it is unknown if the board will either make a selection or continue narrowing the field.



Myles seeking school board reappointment despite missing deadline

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles says he wants to continue serving on the city's school board despite missing a deadline to submit his letter of intent to aldermen.



Prison for adult performer in buttocks-shot death

Posted 2/15/2014 in State

JACKSON -- An adult entertainer was sentenced in Mississippi Friday to seven years in prison for helping set up an illegal silicone buttocks injection that killed an Atlanta woman.



Search underway for missing plane near Birmingham

Posted 2/15/2014 in Area

Federal aviation officials say they are searching for a small plane that lost contact with air traffic controllers during its approach to Birmingham's airport.


MUW alumna's 'Mississippi Remixed' to air Sunday

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An alumna of Mississippi University for Women is the creator of a documentary about race relations in Mississippi that will broadcast nationwide on more than 60 Public Broadcasting Service stations.

Main Street Columbus announces awards winners

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus recognized its annual awards winners Thursday during a reception and the Rosenzweig Art Center. Main Street director Barbara Bigelow recognized five groups and individuals for their contributions in the growth and success of the city's downtown.

Valentine's Day: The business of love

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The weather this week broke in time for the business of love. Curbside Valentine's Day gift sellers popped up as fast as a spring fling in Columbus on Thursday. Most offer goodies in baskets wrapped in clear plastic. What goodies? The ones that signal affection, which is what we do today.

Columbus man, 23, faces shooting charge

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged in a shooting that left another man injured.


Seven apply for spot on Columbus school board

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven people have applied to be on the Columbus Municipal School Board. The Columbus City Council will make the appointment at Tuesday night's council meeting.


County gained $765K in 3 months from hospital sale investments

Posted 2/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trustees of Lowndes County's $30 million hospital sale fund officially handed off $15 million apiece to two financial firms in October to manage and invest the money.

SHS Principal Fennell leaving for JSU job

Posted 2/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School Principal Keith Fennell will leave his position for a job as Jackson State University's director of student academic services, school officials announced Thursday Fennell's last day as SHS leader is Feb. 28.

House, Senate pass individual school consolidation bill substitutes

Posted 2/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One area lawmaker says he will fight for an amendment naming Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway the county school system's conservator a year ahead of schedule after lawmakers passed two bill substitutes Thursday that stripped out the provision from original legislation.


Bills aim to restrict union organizing, picketing

Posted 2/14/2014 in State

Mississippi senators want to restrict some union organizing and picketing practices, as well as local laws that might benefit workers.



Mississippi Senate approves special education vouchers

Posted 2/14/2014 in State

Proposals to create a state voucher worth more than $6,000 for parents who withdraw their special education student from a Mississippi public school are making progress in the state House and Senate.



Miss. jury finds Tex. minister guilty in drug case

Posted 2/14/2014 in State

A Mississippi jury has found a 71-year-old Texas minister guilty of possession with intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana.



Miss. Supreme Court denies appeal in 2008 slaying of Columbus city worker

Posted 2/14/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a Lowndes County man convicted in the death of a Columbus city employee.



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