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Stolen goods recovered from pawn shop

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus pawn shop was an unwitting participant in a sale of stolen goods, according to Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter.


Caledonia pre-K program draws rave reviews

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday dawned dark and dreary, but Caledonia Elementary School's new pre-kindergarten class was awash in primary colors and big grins from the four-year-olds, who have no idea they're making history.


Columbus schools finish year with surplus

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Columbus Municipal School District is ending its fiscal year in the black.


Hotel Haven: Developer gets approval for third hotel

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to Columbus will soon have another option for overnight lodging as a national chain is once again coming to the Friendly City.

Starkville nutrition store owner helps clients find their 'want to'

Posted 8/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If you had asked Chris Williams where he thought he would be at 23 years old, he probably would have told you he would be in law school or working in the political arena. Instead, the former football player turned entrepreneur has opened his own nutritional shop in Starkville.


An app for that: Starkville Electric will offer new way to pay bills

Posted 8/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Next month, the Starkville Electric Department hopes to unveil a more convenient way for customers to pay their bills.


Ryan's Medicare plan hard to pull off

Posted 8/14/2012 in National

The idea behind Paul Ryan's Medicare plan is to slow growing costs and keep the program more affordable for the long haul.


Looming spending cuts hit more than defense

Posted 8/14/2012 in National

It's not just the Pentagon and defense contractors that face a funding crisis from broad government spending cuts in January. Domestic programs are on the chopping block too, in ways that could affect average Americans more.


House sues Holder over 'Fast and Furious' records

Posted 8/14/2012 in National

The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Tea party gets its man in VP pick

Posted 8/13/2012 in National

The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot.

Lake in limbo: Tougher rules governing leases mean uncertainty for future of Oktibbeha County Lake

Posted 8/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School Board has yet to receive a proposal even in the neighborhood of the appraised value of vacant 16th Section land that includes Okitbbeha County Lake, which has been closed to the public since April.


Analysis: Bryant seeks to limit role of government

Posted 8/13/2012 in State

First-term Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes no apologies about his belief in small government and his pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps philosophy.


Monday profile: Maloney throws himself into new position

Posted 8/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mere weeks into his new position, Ron Maloney, the new vice president for economic development for Clay County, is convinced he's the right man for the job and has found a good fit with Clay County and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.


Inmates released early to save state money

Posted 8/13/2012 in State

Former crematorium owner Mark Seepe is out of prison after serving less than two years of a ten-year sentence for personal use of advance funeral payments.



Olympic gold medal back home in Miss.

Posted 8/13/2012 in State

About a thousand people welcomed Olympic long-jump champion Brittney Reese back to south Mississippi, and she gave them credit.


Looking ahead: EMCC plans for the next 25 years

Posted 8/11/2012 in Area

A century ago, no one could have predicted Kemper County Agricultural High School would become East Mississippi Community College. And certainly no one could have imagined a scenario in which the school would spill beyond its humble beginnings in Scooba, enrolling nearly 5,000 students at two campuses and four branches.


EMCC submits bid for Columbus Country Club

Posted 8/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for East Mississippi Community College may be on the horizon. As the Columbus Country Club heads to the auction block after more than a year of toiling in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, EMCC is one of the potential buyers with an offer on the table.



Start of college means more underage drinking

Posted 8/11/2012 in Area

In a college town, the beginning of school usually means an increase in population, as thousands of students return from summer vacation. Increasingly, the return of students also means the return of underage drinking.



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