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Susan Estrich: The morning after debate

Posted 6/8/2013 in National

If you're having trouble following all of the twists and turns in the saga relating to the availability of what is commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill," you're not alone.



DNA ruling: Effective tool or infringement on rights?

Posted 6/8/2013 in Area

In a landmark decision announced last week, the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officials in Maryland could legally obtain DNA from people suspected of serious or violent crime.


Air force base runway work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials report two thirds of construction on its center runway is done, making it on target and slightly ahead of its projected August 29 completion date. Work on the project began in March.


Mississippi wildlife officials say bear sightings up

Posted 6/8/2013 in State

Wildlife officials say coastal Mississippi is seeing higher than normal black bear activity this year and residents should remove attractants if one's spotted in a residential area.


Columbus air base economic impact soars to $343 million

Posted 6/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How much does Columbus Air Force Base mean to the local economy? $900,000. Every day.


Miss. creating driving trail of Indian mounds

Posted 6/8/2013 in State

Tourists will soon be able to follow a driving trail of Mississippi's Indian mounds.



Early deadline could push up merger report

Members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure introduced the idea of setting a self-imposed, early merger report deadline which would allow state lawmakers more time to address consolidation issues during the 2014 legislative session.


Eurocopter lands deal to build six helicopters

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

American Eurocopter officials announced earlier this week that Arizona-based aviation company Pylon Aviation has placed an order for six new AS350 helicopters.

Robbery suspect changes mind, will go to trial

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The saga of six Columbus teens charged with robbing a woman at gunpoint will continue to the next Circuit Court term in August. Tevin Oglen, 18, who was expected to plead guilty last Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court, has decided to go to trial. His trial date was set for August 7.

MUW honored to host Arts & Letters event

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artists from around the state will descend on the Mississippi University for Women campus Saturday to attend the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Awards. The prestigious awards will be presented to eight artists from throughout the state at the Hogarth Center on the MUW campus.


Miss. economy grew 2.4 percent in 2012

Posted 6/7/2013 in State



Republicans: Give governors more school say

Posted 6/7/2013 in National

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would be put in charge of classrooms under companion bills Senate and House Republicans introduced Thursday.



Deborah Bryant joins Community Bank board

Posted 6/7/2013 in State



IRS official apologizes for $4M conference

Posted 6/7/2013 in National



Man tries to slit his wrists outside 'Today'

Posted 6/7/2013 in National



Interior allows more time for fracking comments

Posted 6/7/2013 in National


Board holds heated closed-door meeting on Liddell

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board met in an often-heated three-hour executive session Tuesday night during a special meeting to discuss personnel matters involving Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell.

Local couple arrested for baby smuggling

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope woman and her husband were arrested Monday on suspicion of smuggling a baby across the Mexican border.

LCSO seeks grant for new camera systems

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have authorized the sheriff's office to apply for a grant that would fund purchasing new audio/video systems for up to 35 patrol cars.


Court: Girls can buy morning-after pill for now

Posted 6/6/2013 in National

Girls of any age can buy generic versions of emergency contraception without prescriptions while the federal government appeals a judge's ruling allowing the sales, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.



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