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Jeb Bush to attend Egg Bowl

Posted 11/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott might not be the most heavily guarded man in Starkville on Saturday.


Columbus residents graduate with skills to cleanup community

Posted 11/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday recognized 17 graduates from a job training program giving local residents the skills to clean-up the defunct Kerr-McGee plant in Columbus.


SmartLab inspires students to learn

Posted 11/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inside a large, open classroom at Columbus High School, Chuck Mullins and Kayla Patel are building an elephant.


Tuition rise coming at MUW, other universities

Posted 11/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuition at Mississippi University for Women will be $6,065 beginning next fall, an increase of $284.


West Point woman alleges ageism, sexism

Posted 11/19/2015 in Area

A West Point woman claims she was wrongfully passed up for employment at a local community college based on her age and gender.


LCSD sells oil and gas lease, timber

Posted 11/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees approved two bids on 16th Section land and set in motion a process to change the time of their regularly scheduled meetings Monday at West Lowndes Elementary School.


HUD proposes smoking ban

Posted 11/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Shilica Rice wants to smoke, she steps outside her apartment and lights up.


Grand jury indicts shooting, hit-and-run suspects

Posted 11/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been indicted for their alleged roles in a June 2 drive-by shooting and another has been indicted for an April hit-and-run that killed a woman.


Columbus students engage with local industry

Posted 11/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Columbus Municipal School District's McKellar Technology Center are getting an up close and personal look at local industries where they may one day work.


Grand jury: After killing husband, wife tried to kill her mother

Posted 11/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has brought indictments against a mother and daughter in connection to a New Hope murder.


West Point chief warns public of fake firearms

Posted 11/11/2015 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley brought props with him to Tuesday night's board of selectmen meeting.


LCSD picks career-tech location

Posted 11/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District has chosen a spot for its $11 million career-technical center to be housed on.


CMSD to lead in national 'open learning' movement

Posted 11/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District was named one of six ambassador districts nationwide in a national program encouraging schools to use openly licensed educational materials.


West Point man says Aurora unlawfully fired him over gun

Posted 11/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court may decide a Lowndes County case that could set precedent on whether a private employer can lawfully terminate an employee for storing a firearm in a locked vehicle on company property.


Allgood prepares to leave D.A. office

Posted 11/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Forrest Allgood said his 26-year tenure as lead prosecutor for Lowndes, Clay, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties has filled him with purpose and passion.


Lowndes students score above average

Posted 11/6/2015 in Area

High school students within the Lowndes County School District and the former Starkville district scored above the state average on English and algebra assessments, while Columbus Municipal School District students scored below state averages.


Area voter turnout below 50 percent

Posted 11/5/2015 in Area

Golden Triangle voter turnout was under 50 percent during Tuesday's election.


Lowndes County School District approves $2.5M in construction bids

Posted 11/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees held a special session meeting Wednesday to approve bids for three construction efforts totaling $2.56 million.


Colom takes D.A. race

Posted 11/3/2015 in Area

Columbus attorney Scott Colom on Tuesday ousted Forrest Allgood as the chief prosecutor for Mississippi's 16th District.


Police chief resigns

Posted 11/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tony Carleton submitted a letter of resignation to Columbus Mayor Robert Smith on Sunday announcing his intent to step down as the chief of the Columbus Police Department.



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