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'Stan the Man' retires

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They call him "Stan the Man." Stan Glover, surrounded by friends and family, retired Friday from his work at the Columbus ACT Center after more than 50 years.

Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late Friday afternoon, eight kids were gathered at a clubhouse at Cypress Park Apartments on South Lehmberg Road in Columbus, six of whom were playing a game of musical chairs under the direction of Natasha Morris.

Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

K.B. Turner has made law enforcement his life.

2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat

Posted 2/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner's seat is expected to be filled by a Mississippi State University-affiliated resident Tuesday.


Revenue boss says he's fighting law by taxing internet sales

Posted 2/18/2017 in State

Some tax experts and conservative groups are questioning a proposed Mississippi regulation that would require large sellers to collect taxes on internet sales.



Former Navy Secretary Mabus questions Russia's role in election

Posted 2/18/2017 in State

A former secretary of the Navy said during a speaking appearance Friday that he has questions about Russia's involvement in the presidential election.



Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.



McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday.



Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday.



Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them.



Vice President offers 'unwavering' NATO pledge, leaves open questions

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.



Trump interviewing candidates to replace the ousted Flynn

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

As he seeks to get his struggling administration back on track, President Donald Trump is interviewing potential candidates this weekend to serve as his new national security adviser.



AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups

Posted 2/18/2017 in National

The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration's internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration.


City engineer: Phase 1 of amphitheater going well

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another three months or so, a new amphitheater in Columbus could be open for business

Water department financials improving

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's financial troubles in the water department seem to be turning around, according to a financial report from the utility's general manager Todd Gale.


West Point plant to make 40 armored trucks for Pakistan

Posted 2/17/2017 in Area

Navistar International Corp. has been awarded a $35 million contract to deliver 40 armored vehicles to Pakistan from its Mississippi plant.


Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder victim's attacker has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Man arrested for wedding day melee

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in jail after he allegedly broke a family member's jaw during an altercation on his wedding day.

SOCSD assistant superintendent vying for boss' job

Posted 2/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The pool of applicants to succeed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway includes at least one internal candidate, as Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Operations Toriano Holloway confirmed Thursday he applied for the upcoming vacancy.

Carpenter named MBJ Business Woman of the Year

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nancy Carpenter, executive director for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, was named Mississippi's Business Woman of the Year for 2017 on Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal.


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