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JACKSON – The state Senate approved a bill Thursday allowing West Point to turn over city-owned land for a steel company to relocate there.
John Calvin Harris Sr. has been named chief of police of Mississippi University for Women’s Police Department. He will join MUW in April.
JACKSON — The Senate will try to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of the eminent domain bill, but it appears it won’t be as easy as it was in the House.
First, a correction and some amplification on my last column: Thank you to Scott McKenzie, of the Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute, and local restaurateur Sarah Labensky for noticing my mistake on the author of “Larousse Gastronomique.” It was Prosper Montagne who penned the first edition of this work.
As Mother Nature does her part to beautify our lovely corner of the world, humans are organizing to do likewise.
Once upon a time, decades ago, mothers were able to let their elementary-aged children roam free and alone.
On March 20th, Mel Brown passed away in Kitchener, Ontario. He had lived in Canada for several years and was considered the “BB King” of Canada.
Prior to the start of the season, Courtney Gordon believed the University of West Alabama had the potential to have a good softball team.
Gordon must have known something.
West Alabama (27-5) is off to its best start in school history after sweeping a doubleheader at Stillman College, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers won the opener 18-0 and the nightcap 17-2.
Gordon, a 2005 graduate of New Hope High School, is a senior shortstop for the Lady Tigers who has played an instrumental role in the team’s fast start.
Local residents tonight will have a chance to improve their self-defense techniques while battling cancer.
Lowndes County residents attempting to abuse the system will quickly learn to try their scams elsewhere.
Absentee ballots for the May 5 primary election in Columbus now are available at the city registrar’s office in City Hall, located at 523 Main St.
Thousands of Columbus Light and Water Department customers last week began receiving electrical power from a “new and improved” source, according to CL&W General Manager Todd Gale.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol released new details today about an accident which claimed the lives of two Mississippi State University students.
A young Columbus man had to be airlifted to a Tupelo hospital this morning after a single-car accident.
BROOKHAVEN — Officials at the Mississippi School of the Arts say the recent appearance by junior Jasmine Murray on “American Idol” has raised interest in the school.
JACKSON — The House and Senate still haven’t agreed on a cigarette tax increase as negotiators face a Wednesday deadline to find a compromise or let the bill die.
JACKSON – The House voted today to override Gov. Haley Barbour’s veto of a bill that would restrict government power to force landowners to sell their properties so private industries can locate there. It’s now up to the Senate to decide whether the bill becomes law over Barbour’s objection — and become the first veto override of his five-year tenure as governor.
A teen who lost her life in a car wreck March 15 will be remembered by friends and family during a memorial service at her former school.