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CMSD board approves bus contract

Posted 7/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a special meeting Tuesday night, the CMSD school board voted 4-1 to approve Ecco Ride's contract for the upcoming year. Ecco Ride is a Rhode Islan-based company that recently outbid local company, Waters Truck and Tractor, for a four-year bus contract with the district.

LCSO responds to two cases of unattended children found on roadways

Posted 7/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County toddler has been reunited with his mother after he was discovered wandering alone on a road near Highway 69 South Tuesday morning.


Chechen rebel calls for attacks on Sochi Games

Posted 7/3/2013 in National


Aldermen fire Spruill, Wiseman promises veto

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted 5-2 Tuesday to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill without holding any public discussion on her job performance. Mayor Parker Wiseman said he will veto the board's resolution as soon as possible, but aldermen can override his action with the same 5-2 vote which yielded Spruill's termination.

Council creates new city position, makes hire

Posted 7/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted to create a new position Tuesday night for project manager and staffed that position with local construction firm J5 Broaddus. The council also appointed a new prosecuting attorney, Scott Colom, to replace Shane Tompkins.

Miss. Supreme Court won't undo block on gun law

Posted 7/3/2013 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday said it won't undo a circuit judge's order that's blocking an open-carry gun law from taking effect.


Lawyer wants delay in ricin poison letters trial

Posted 7/3/2013 in State

A federal public defender has asked a judge to delay the trial of man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.


Overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

Posted 7/3/2013 in National

Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.


White House delays key element of health care law

Posted 7/3/2013 in National

President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.



Snowden case: France didn't block Bolivia plane

Posted 7/3/2013 in National

Bolivia's president left Europe for home on Wednesday amid diplomatic drama, a day after his flight was rerouted and delayed in Austria amid suggestions that he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.



Prosecution rests in Manning's WikiLeaks trial

Posted 7/3/2013 in National



TVA says power rates down due to wet weather

Posted 7/3/2013 in Area



In Africa, Obama's ventures competed with history

Posted 7/3/2013 in National



More air passengers show up with guns

Posted 7/3/2013 in National



Two face terror charges after Canada Day bombs found

Posted 7/3/2013 in National



Drone kills 16 suspected militants in Pakistan

Posted 7/3/2013 in National


Supervisors consider open carry ban

Posted 7/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors authorized attorney Tim Hudson to draft an order that would prohibit open carry weapons of any nature in county facilities Monday.

'New' council to select vice mayor, dept. heads

Posted 7/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the city council that convenes for the first time tonight will include just one new council member, it doesn't mean there won't be some new faces and new roles.

KiOR reaches a milestone

Posted 7/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR officials announced Monday that the Texas-based alternative fuel company's Columbus plant's Biomass Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit recently completed its first uninterrupted 30-day run.


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