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Columbus charter school group wants to provide options

Posted 11/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus organization is one step closer to submitting a charter school application to the state. Columbus Coalition for Educational Options hosted a public information forum Tuesday night to talk about their plans for a public charter school and answer questions from citizens about what a charter school could mean for local students.

Columbus man facing sexual battery charge

Posted 11/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnathan Keaton, 27, of 24 Priscilla Circle, was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Monday morning and charged with one count of sexual battery. Keaton allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14, according to law enforcement.

Momentum grows for unified school system as a demonstration district

Posted 11/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Talks with Mississippi State University officials about the school's partnership with the upcoming consolidated school district are leaning toward the possible construction of a demonstration site located on the campus' intramural fields, Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told school board members Tuesday.

Arrest report: 11-13-13

Posted 11/13/2013 in Area


Gov. Bryant unveiling budget proposal today

Posted 11/13/2013 in State



GOP blocks key Obama court nominee

Posted 11/13/2013 in National



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.



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