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School district sues Lowndes supes over tax dispute

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District is suing the county's board of supervisors over $3.4 million in property tax revenue the district claims it was unlawfully denied.

West Point resident's 'warrior spirit' tackles breast cancer three times

Posted yesterday in Area

In her role as regional community development manager for the American Cancer Society, Jennifer James has detected something in the breast cancer survivors she works with that is hard to quantify, but always present. "Cancer is a scary thing," James said. "But I think what it does, for all the bad and negative things that are part of it, is brings something up from within you, a spirit that says, 'I'm going to whip this.' It's a warrior spirit. They all have it." Among the women James works with, there is no greater warrior than Josetta Jefferson.

WPCSD sees 42 positive COVID cases, quarantines 115 over the past month

Posted yesterday in Area

Area school districts have reported a total of at least 187 positive cases of COVID-19 since school began, according to the latest data from Clay and Noxubee county school districts.

Make-A-Wish child surprised with own Halloween 'parade day'

Posted yesterday in Area

Dressed for Halloween in his green dinosaur costume and matching beanie, Liam Lamb, 5, waited at the end of his driveway Thursday in Starkville. "There they come!" he shouted excitedly after a few minutes.

Man arrested for Wednesday shooting in North Columbus

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has arrested a suspect for a North Columbus shooting Wednesday morning that hospitalized a man.


Biden Iowa trip shows Democrat confidence as Trump plays defense

Posted yesterday in National

When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior.



Falwell sues Liberty University, saying school damaged his reputation

Posted yesterday in National

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.



Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges

Posted yesterday in National

Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday.


'Billing error' from AT&T leaves Clay County sheriff without national crime database access for a month

Posted 10/29/2020 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office and E911 Office were without access to a national database of crime information for a month after AT&T cut off the offices' services due to what a company spokesperson said was a "billing error."

Local officials claim 'potential for problems' if Initiative 65 passes

Posted 10/29/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officials voiced their opposition to the proposed Initiative 65, a state constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana, in a meeting at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

Business Moves with Mary: Boardtown Pizza and Pints opens in Starkville

Posted 10/29/2020 in Business

For Tyler Klaas it's been busy lately. He tied the knot with his wife and opened a restaurant in Starkville, all in two weeks. "All during a pandemic and a hurricane," he laughed.

Supes to consider changes to garbage billing, vicious dog ordinance

Posted 10/29/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will consider a proposed policy for collecting unpaid garbage bills at Monday's meeting after discussing it at length during a work session on Wednesday.


Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.5 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths.



Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch "on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch." President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in more than a century, breezily pledged on his final-week swing to "vanquish the virus."



Trump paints apocalyptic portrait of life under Biden

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist. Even America's older adults would be left to figure out how to get by without heat, air conditioning or electricity.



Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police -- with subsequent unrest -- has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days.



Media election planners prepare for a night of mystery

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

This coming weekend, CNN's Sam Feist will distribute to his staff copies of the testimony news executives gave to Congress when they tried to explain how television networks got 2000's disputed election so spectacularly wrong.



What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

Posted 10/29/2020 in National



Tupperware profits soar as pandemic shut-ins store leftovers

Posted 10/29/2020 in National

Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century. In the 21st century, it is social distancing that is fueling sales.



Lowndes County Building Permits Oct. 28, 2020

Posted 10/28/2020 in Public Records



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