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CMSD accountability rating improves slightly

Posted just a minute ago in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.

Vacation 'wish list': Columbus Airbnb ranked among top-sought in state

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Edwards keeps separate books for her business, but there is nothing nefarious about it.

To space and back: 7-time astronaut Jerry Ross speaks at MSU to commemorate university's first Astronaut Scholar

Posted about 2 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jerry Ross can still remember well his first flight on a space shuttle. It was Nov. 26, 1985. Ross flew on STS-61B, the 23rd flight of the Space Shuttle program and the second flight ever of shuttle Atlantis.

 

OCSO searching for suspect in shooting near Blackjack Road

Posted about 2 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot at least one victim and may have fired at others in a Wednesday night incident in the Blackjack community.

 

Business Moves with Mary: New bar opening in Columbus this October

Posted about 2 hours ago in Business

Columbus will have a new "ultimate sports bar" in October on Highway 45.

 

Business brief: Massey joins Cadence

Posted about 2 hours ago in Business

 

 

Building permits 9-20-18

Posted about 2 hours ago in Business

 

 

GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility.

 

 

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.

 

 

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.

 

 

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.

 

 

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."

 

 

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Posted about 2 hours ago in National

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged.

 

First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado ripped through Propst Park Tuesday morning causing numerous fatalities and injuries. Though just a drill, local agencies responded to the scene as if the disaster happened in real life.

Grandmother rescues toddler from burning home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman escaped from her burning home Tuesday afternoon with her 2-year-old granddaughter in her arms.

CMSD announces launch of Parent University

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Partnership" was the key theme at Columbus Municipal School District's annual Title I meeting at Brandon Central Services Tuesday night.

Columbus appoints five to joint city-county committee

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday appointed five members to an intergovernmental relations committee of city and Lowndes County leaders.

Board approves $22 million in revenue bonds for Starkville Utilities

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville board of Aldermen on Tuesday authorized Starkville Utilities Department to issue up to $22 million in revenue bonds to fund major electric and water system projects.

 

Unity Park Committee seeks nominations for new honorees

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Unity Park Advisory Committee has started the nomination process for 2019 Unity Park honorees.

 

 

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