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GTRA lands grant for runway upgrade

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Regional Airport will be among several in Mississippi to benefit from a grant approved by U.S. legislators Monday. The U.S. Senate approved the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act, created to facilitate long-term aviation planning by the FAA.

At-need districts to receive state reading coaches

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will have to wait another two months before it learns if it will receive the help of one of the 24 reading coaches recently approved to help failing districts.

Trainer plans to resume talks with Capella on OCH lease

Posted 7/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer asked fellow supervisors Monday to come to the 9 a.m. Aug. 5 county meeting prepared to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center previously offered by Capella Healthcare.

Arrest report: 7-23-13

Posted 7/23/2013 in Area


Hood seeks to toss ruling blocking open carry law

Posted 7/23/2013 in State



BancorpSouth profits hold steady

Posted 7/23/2013 in Area



MUW named one of best colleges to work for

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The W has been named as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.



Thousands swarm Pope car in Rio de Janeiro

Posted 7/23/2013 in National


Board expected to attempt veto override

Posted 7/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend Tuesday's board agenda to include a vote on Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill's termination despite its absence from the official plan.


Sturgis to hire part-time police chief, officers

Posted 7/22/2013 in Area

Sturgis will soon hire a new police chief, assistant chief and officer to recently vacated, part-time positions, Mayor Walter Turner confirmed Friday.


CL&W board mulls possible TVA rate hikes

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale said Tennessee Valley Authority officials have scheduled a conference call for July 31 with all of its distributors -- one day before the regional power agency's 60-day deadline to announce any rate changes.

CVB to discuss strategic plan at retreat

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday to be followed by its annual retreat, where members will discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year as well as a strategic plan.

Waiting on royalty

Posted 7/22/2013 in National

Prince William's wife, Kate, is in the early stages of labor in a private wing of a central London hospital, palace officials said Monday. It is a historic moment for the British monarchy -- the couple's first child will become third in line for the British throne, after Prince Charles and William, and should eventually become king or queen.


Funding, turf issues stall emergency broadband

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Mississippi's attempt to create the nation's first statewide emergency broadband network has come to a halt. The state's Wireless Communications Commission voted last week to freeze construction on the $56 million project, which is nearly 80 percent complete.



Miss. auditor seeks clerk fee system changes

Posted 7/22/2013 in State

Every year, the Mississippi auditor's office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves.



Jackson mourns officer death in accident

Posted 7/22/2013 in State



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