Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols on Wednesday called his department's decision to let off a Columbus police officer pulled over for drunk driving without a ticket "a bad judgment call."
Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay for "conduct unbecoming" after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
Columbus Municipal School District parents and other community members at a public meeting on the search for a new superintendent Tuesday night agreed the biggest challenge the district currently faces is involvement -- or lack thereof -- from all areas of the community.
Since its founding almost 150 years ago, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) has grown, with 20,000 members in 700 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, raising more than $300 million in grants, scholarships and loans, mostly through small fundraising such as bake sales.
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