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Fisher out as school board president

Posted 6/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In unprecedented back-to-back special meetings of the Columbus Municipal School Board Thursday, Edna McGill was named temporay interim superintendent and Currie Fisher was removed from her position as board president.

Officials point to workforce retraining as Navistar idles

Posted 6/21/2013 in Area

Ten years ago, Alan Nunnelee faced a similar situation now looming over about 80 employees at West Point's Navistar Defense plant: job loss at no fault of their own.

MDOT's Tagert gives updates on county projects

Posted 6/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert updated members of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday on state road projects that will make for safer traffic flow in the city and Lowndes County.


Insurers may skip health plans in much of Miss.

Posted 6/21/2013 in State

People in 36 of Mississippi's 82 counties may not be able to buy health insurance through the new federal online marketplace when it starts enrolling customers in October. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says two insurers have announced offerings so far, planning to serve 46 counties.


Second power outage scheduled for Sunday

Posted 6/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's lights will go dark Sunday for the second time since May as Tennessee Valley Authority workers wrap up a project which will improve the city's power grid.


Navistar idling West Point plant

Posted 6/20/2013 in Area

Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point.


Council to mull 2-hour parking extension

Posted 6/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council has agreed to take under advisement a request to extend two-hour parking to two rows of spaces located in a lot behind the Front Door/Back Door restaurant on Main Street.

Governor's School offers blend of fun, study

Posted 6/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past three weeks, the campus of Mississippi University for Women has been filled with 122 upcoming high school juniors and seniors for the annual Mississippi Governor's School. While most teens may be spending the summer relaxing or working part-time jobs, the students at MGS are earning college credit.

Aldermen pass issues on to new board

Posted 6/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although Tuesday marked the last official meeting for current Starkville board of aldermen, city officials declined to take action on numerous issues, leaving them for the new board to deal with when it convenes for the first time in July.


Dolce and Gabbana convicted of tax evasion

Posted 6/20/2013 in National



Compromise reached on variance request

Posted 6/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Installation of a new water main near a mixed-use property on Main Street will soon provide property owners in the area a closer outlet to tap into when installing sprinkler systems.



Fitch: 2014 earliest to open prepaid college plan

Posted 6/20/2013 in State



Marriages and divorces 6-20-13

Posted 6/20/2013 in Business



New MERS virus deadlier than SARS

Posted 6/20/2013 in National



Some points to know about the coming health care overhaul

Posted 6/20/2013 in National



Hospitals sue Blue Cross Blue Shield over payments

Posted 6/20/2013 in State



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