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CMSD improves scores for second straight year

Posted 8/15/2019 in Area

For the second year in a row, Columbus Municipal School District students' spring assessment scores increased compared to the previous year's.

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library receives NEH grant to restore photos

Posted 8/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The photographic negative Mona Vance-Ali held in her hand was stiff and crinkled, tinted bright blue from chemical off-gassing. She said it was from around the 1940s or '50s. Nearly 70 years after it was made, on Wednesday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, the image wasn't even visible.

Ward 1 special election set for Sept. 24

Posted 8/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A special election for the Ward 1 council position is officially slated for Sept 24.

Ward 4 candidate forum Sunday afternoon

Posted 8/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The six candidates vying for the Ward 4 council seat will have one last chance to speak to voters Sunday night before the special election on Tuesday.


Business brief: Baptist Golden Triangle receives award

Posted 8/15/2019 in Business


Arrest report for 8-15-19

Posted 8/15/2019 in Area


Building permits for 8-15-19

Posted 8/15/2019 in Business



ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted.



White sheriff's text: Lawmaker 'worse than a black person'

Posted 8/15/2019 in State

A Mississippi sheriff said in a text message to another white elected official that a Hispanic state lawmaker is "worse than a black person."



Mississippi could drop high school history exam

Posted 8/15/2019 in State

One of the four tests that Mississippi public school students take in high school may be going away. A testing task force voted by email last week to recommend that the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test.



Oxford becomes latest Mississippi government to ban kratom

Posted 8/15/2019 in State

Another north Mississippi government is banning the sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product.



After 1 death, heat wave eases slightly with front

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures.



Government moves toward easing drive-time rules for truckers

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward relaxing federal rules that govern the length of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes.



Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.



AP source: Hickenlooper to end 2020 presidential bid

Posted 8/15/2019 in National

John Hickenlooper will drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, according to a Democrat close to him.


'Who we are as a state': Meridian's The MAX celebrates 600 plus Mississippians who made world-famous contributions to the arts

Posted 8/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerome Trahan can still remember when students from Carver Middle School in Meridian visited the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, also known as The MAX, in downtown Meridian.

LCSD board votes to raise taxes

Posted 8/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's board approved raising the tax millage rate Tuesday night, though the hike was only about half of what members originally projected.

Wright accused of holding vo-tech post for himself

Posted 8/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright is looking for job security at Lowndes County School District one way or the other. During a special-call school board meeting Tuesday night, board member Brian Clark called out Wright for leaving open the position of district level vocational director, which oversees LCSD's Career Technology Center, so Wright could take the job if he is not hired as superintendent at the end of the year.


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