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Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

Posted 6/4/2013 in National

While most people take shelter when a tornado approaches, a growing throng heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister's fury or amateurs armed with little more than a smartphone, a digital camera and a desire to sell 15 seconds of video to the nightly news.

Report: Parks Commission late with electric bill payments

Documents associated with an upcoming financial report state procedural gaps in Starkville Parks Commission's electric bill payments exist and accounts are shown beyond the 45-day legal payment window.

Hester, Wright cases go before Appeals Court

Posted 6/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments June 12 involving wrongful termination lawsuits filed by former New Hope High School principal Lynn Wright and longtime baseball coach Stacy Hester.

Portera begins recruiting role for LINK

Posted 6/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former leader of two area universities begins serving as a workforce development consultant with the Golden Triangle Development Link this month.


CAFB confirms furloughs starting in July

Posted 6/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials have confirmed that furloughs for more than 470 of its civilian employees will take effect July 8 and continue through the remainder of the fiscal year.


Monday profile: Roberts: It's what we do

Posted 6/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Major Eric Roberts has dedicated his life to helping those in a time of need. Friday, the Salvation Army director will go to Oklahoma to help assist victims of last month's deadly tornado.


GOP governors endure early trials, gird for 2014

Posted 6/3/2013 in National



Acquitted doctor seeks license for drugs

Posted 6/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus physician Dr. Michael A. White wants return of authority to prescribe controlled drugs to his patients.



Vinegar cancer test saves lives, India study finds

Posted 6/3/2013 in National


Supes to consider loan for CalStar project

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will meet 9 a.m. Monday to hold a public hearing on applying for a $5.35 million CAP loan through the Mississippi Development Authority to purchase property and build a facility that would house a sustainable building material company.


Education critical to development, says CREATE speakers

Posted 6/1/2013 in State

Correlation between education retainment levels and economic development and the importance of improving in both areas was among many issues discussed when regional community development leaders convened Friday for the CREATE Foundation's annual State of the Region meeting in Tupelo.


Three mayors races, council seat on the line this Tuesday

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After several months of outlining campaign platforms and speaking with residents, the fate of mayoral and Ward 2 Councilman races will be in the hands of voters in Columbus Tuesday.

Resources limited for growing number of homeless students

Posted 6/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 150 children in the Columbus Municipal School District do not know the comfort of sleeping in the same bed every night or the other comforts of home so many take for granted. In the 2012-2013 school year, 154 children were classified as homeless in the district.


State Board agrees on traits sought in K-12 leader

Posted 6/1/2013 in State


Photos show elected Democrats at Moreland fund-raiser

An apparent rift in the Democratic Party emerged this week after photos surfaced placing three aldermen-elects and a party executive committee member at Republican mayoral candidate Dan Moreland's Wednesday fund-raiser.


A respite for Medicare; Social Security no worse

Posted 6/1/2013 in National

Medicare's long-term health is starting to look a little better, the government said Friday, but both Social Security and Medicare are still wobbling toward insolvency within two decades if Congress and the president don't find a way to shore up the trust funds established to take care of older Americans.



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