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Officials optimistic after Lawrence Transit visit

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.


Thousands expected for Relay for Life

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.


Legislators to vote on $1.2 billion West Point project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.


Tax-free Internet shopping in jeopardy

Posted 4/26/2013 in National

Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.



Man named in ricin mailing case goes into hiding

Posted 4/26/2013 in State

As investigators searched a Mississippi man's house earlier this week as part of their probe of poisoned letters sent to the president and others, Everett Dutschke answered reporters' questions but remarked, "I don't know how much more of this I can take."



Officials provide update on projects

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.



May 7 execution date set for Manning

Posted 4/26/2013 in State



Boston victims face huge bills; donations pour in

Posted 4/26/2013 in National



Tsarnaev out of civilian hospital

Posted 4/26/2013 in National



Authorities say bomb suspects planned attack on Times Square

Posted 4/26/2013 in National



38 die in mental hospital fire outside Moscow

Posted 4/26/2013 in National



Mexican newspaper photographer found dead

Posted 4/26/2013 in National


Columbus firefighter charged with exploitation of a minor

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus firefighter turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department today after he was accused of having child pornography in his possession.

Public's help sought in search for missing man

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing Monroe County man. William Harold Wright, 69, was last seen in Caledonia on April 11 on Cal-Vernon Road.

Schools taking different approaches to drop-out problem

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local school districts are implementing new programs in hopes of encouraging students to complete their high school educations.


Industry leaders saluted at EMCC

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area manufacturers and economic developers packed the East Mississippi Community College Mayhew Campus' Lyceum Center for the school's 24th Annual Salute to Industry.


Special session stirs hopes in West Point

Posted 4/25/2013 in Area

Specifics on an incentive package designed to bring an automotive parts manufacturing plant to Mississippi remains under wraps, but a time and date for state leaders to meet and discuss the project was made public Wednesday after governor Phil Bryant called for a special session.

Teen charged after crashing stolen car into house

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was charged with felony fleeing of a motor vehicle after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a home Thursday morning.

Starkville man in custody after brawl

Posted 4/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is in custody and other arrests are expected after a Tuesday night fight at a Starkville apartment complex sent two to the hospital and left several others injured.

Pro-Kremlin youth hunt down 'spice' pushers

Posted 4/25/2013 in National

Two men in their early twenties lie face down in the snow, hands tied behind their backs, heads doused with dark red paint.


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