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Health overhaul debate snags Senate pharmacy bill

Posted 11/12/2013 in National


Photo: Saluting our veterans

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Howard Ferguson, left, and Al Cummings, right, both of Columbus, salute the American flag in front of the Lowndes County courthouse on Second Avenue North during the Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday.


City wants county help with Island clean-up

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County recently gave a 4-to-7-acre parcel it owned in the Island to the city of Columbus but the city is asking county road crews to assist in clearing out the area.



Lowndes County receives drug prevention grant

Posted 11/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drug prevention classes will soon be offered in the Lowndes County area. The Lowndes County Office of Community Counseling Services was recently awarded a drug and alcohol prevention grant by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.



Education, government finances tightly linked

Posted 11/11/2013 in State

Grab the nearest kindergartner and tell her this: Stay in school and study hard because Mississippi's long-term economic outlook depends on you. If you slack off and drop out before getting a decent level of education, your state government -- that is, your fellow citizens -- might have to pay higher interest rates to retire long-term public debt 20 years from now.



WWII reunions poignant for veterans

Posted 11/11/2013 in National

Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II -- about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 57 missions, about the dangers he faced or the fears he overcame. "Some things you just don't talk about," he said.



Israel leader: Rest of world soft on Palestinians

Posted 11/11/2013 in National



Automatic spending cuts coming in 2014

Posted 11/11/2013 in National



3 Civil War markers added to Heritage Trail

Posted 11/11/2013 in Area



Capuchin monkey born at Tupelo zoo

Posted 11/11/2013 in Area



Ole Miss students recovering from wreck

Posted 11/11/2013 in State



Many Miss. districts miss out on security grants

Posted 11/11/2013 in State



County schools move forward with expansion plans

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is moving forward with plans to expand their school campuses.



Architect says $5M needed for elementary school renovations

Posted 11/9/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Renovations needed to bring Oktibbeha County School Districts' two elementary schools up to par for 2015's state-mandated consolidation could cost the county about $5 million, an architect confirmed Friday, but how to finance those repairs remains an unanswered question.


Coyote sightings keep city residents on edge

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several residents inside the Columbus city limits have recently spotted coyotes in their backyards. Beth Ferguson lives at the corner of Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue North and has had two separate coyote sighting in the last week.

City loses grant due to error in its application process

Posted 11/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials are pursuing other avenues for city hall renovation funding after a grant application to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History was declared ineligible.


Twitter stock slides on second trading day

Posted 11/9/2013 in Business



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