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Lowndes County Building Permits Aug. 12, 2020

Posted yesterday in Public Records



City of Columbus Building Permits Aug. 3-7, 2020

Posted yesterday in Public Records


CMSD student, teacher test positive for COVID

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A student and teacher in Columbus Municipal School District have tested positive for COVID-19 while 11 others have been asked to self-isolate, Superintendent Cherie Labat confirmed Tuesday morning.

Community leaders encourage talks to mend race relations

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following months of national and local protests against racial inequality, a cadre of community leaders in the city of Columbus and Lowndes County gathered Tuesday night at the Municipal Complex for a discussion about the racial dynamics in the nation and, in response, how to improve race relations within the community moving forward.

More than 2,600 students opt for traditional school, 1,700 for virtual at SOCSD

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With less than two weeks until school starts back for students in Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, questions about virtual versus in-person learning dominated discussion at Tuesday evening's board of trustees meeting.


Mississippi governor: 'College football is essential'

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves described college football -- even amid the coronavirus pandemic -- as "essential" Tuesday, his comments echoing a tweet President Donald Trump posted the day before and coming on the same day his Republican counterpart in Florida also pushed for games to be held this fall.



Agency swats down prospect of mosquito flag for Mississippi

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi will not put a huge mosquito on its new state flag.



Reeves: Mississippi can't afford jobless benefit supplement

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, the Republican governor is praising President Donald Trump for proposing that states provide the money.



Mississippi lawmakers leave without Marine Resources budget

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi legislators left the Capitol on Tuesday without setting a budget for the state Department of Marine Resources.



Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Posted yesterday in National

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.



Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris

Posted yesterday in National

In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women's groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and "brutal" attacks from internet haters.



What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Posted yesterday in National

Parents have weighed in on reopening schools. Teachers have weighed in. Public health experts, too, along with cities, states and President Donald Trump.



Over 500 people tested for COVID in experimental initiative

Posted yesterday in State

More than 500 people in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi were tested for the coronavirus by the state Department of Health over the past week as part of a new experimental initiative to slow the spread of the virus by community transmission.



Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Posted yesterday in National

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.



March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Posted yesterday in National

Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia.



TVA board to review CEO pay amid Trump complaint

Posted yesterday in National

A federal utility's board plans to review its CEO pay amid ongoing criticism from President Donald Trump, the board's chairman said Monday.



States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Posted yesterday in National

Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump's executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy.



'Poor People's Campaign' eyes low-income voters in 13 states

Posted yesterday in National

A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.



Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costs

Posted yesterday in National

Congress' failure so far to pass another round of coronavirus aid leaves state and local officials on their own to deal with the soaring costs of holding a presidential election amid a deadly pandemic.



White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Posted yesterday in National

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.



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