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CPD policy would require officers to repay city for training if they leave in less than two years

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is looking to implement a training reimbursement agreement for officers trained to repay back the department for the cost of training if they resign within two years to join another law enforcement agency.

Feeding the mind: $900K grant to fund garden project at new Partnership school

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The vegetables that Overstreet Elementary School students grow and harvest in their garden become part of their dinners, and they are always excited to tell their teachers about it the next day, science teacher Summer Buntin said.

CMSD patrons 'gather at the river'

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past few years, Jason Spears, Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees president, said he has seen more district patrons "gathering at the river."

Law enforcement agencies promote Crime Stoppers tip app

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area law enforcement agencies are encouraging citizens to use a new app to send tips to Crime Stoppers.

Kimley-Horn tapped as project consultant for Hwy 182

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously chose Kimley-Horn on Thursday as the consultant for the implementation of the $12.66 million grant the city received in November to revamp a mile of Highway 182, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Gordon seeks reappointment to SOCSD board

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wesley Gordon has submitted a letter of interest to be reappointed to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees, he said Thursday.

LCSO releases video still shot of armed robbery suspect

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigators have released images from surveillance videos of the suspect in an armed robbery at Dollar General on Highway 45 North Sunday.


Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Posted yesterday in National

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing said Thursday.



US: Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

Posted yesterday in National

The seven-day "reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time.



NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

Posted yesterday in National

An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those "who had the audacity" to back the church.



Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Posted yesterday in National

Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system.


Mayor breaks tie to advance application for Southside historic survey grant

Posted 2/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second attempt for a historic survey of Southside homes narrowly passed Columbus City Council Tuesday, but it took Mayor Robert Smith's tie-breaking vote to do it.

Man faces code violations from city for damage caused by police officer crashing into house

Posted 2/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leroy Lacy has never fixed his front porch that collapsed one night last April. A police car driving by had collided with another car and crashed into the vacant house he owns on 12th Street North, he said, knocking down the brick foundation supporting the porch. The roof of the front porch lies on the ground, detached from the main house. At the time, Lacy expected whoever was at fault to pay for the repairs.

Business Moves with Mary: Georgia Blue prepares for opening day

Posted 2/20/2020 in Business

Georgia Blue's Starkville location is set for a March 2 grand opening.

Two men charged with the rape of a 59-year-old woman

Posted 2/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County deputies arrested two men Monday for a sexual assault reported last week.

Steens man allegedly held woman against her will, strangled her

Posted 2/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is in jail after allegedly confining a woman against her will and choking her.

Starkville man arrested for armed robbery

Posted 2/20/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 19-year-old Starkville man was arrested Wednesday morning on an armed robbery charge, according to a Starkville Police Department press release.


Building permits for 2-20-20

Posted 2/20/2020 in Business



Flooded Mississippi residents return to soggy, smelly homes

Posted 2/20/2020 in State

Residents returned to soggy, smelly homes Wednesday to begin cleaning up as floodwaters were receding around Mississippi's capital after days of misery but with more rain on the way.



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