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    Weather

    Reid Huskison

    Sixth grade, Immanuel

    High 76 Low 56Mostly sunny

    Full forecast on page 2A.

    Five Questions1 What word do we get rom the Bantuword nguba , meaning peanut?2 Who hires a barber in Judges16:19?3 By the words original defnition,who, specifcally, would sing a barca-role?4 On what TV show did Thom McKeelast a record 88 consecutive gamesin 1980?5 Whats the lowest card o each suit

    in a pinochle deck? Answers, 6B

    insideClassifeds 5BComics 4B

    Obituaries 5AOpinions 4A

    LocaL FoLks

    Olivia Bratcher is studying artat Mississippi State University.

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    Tues ay, Oct. 8 Jazz at Renasant: The MSUSymphony Association presents a

    ree jazz concert outdoors at Rena-sant Bank, 500 E. Lampkin St., inStarkville at 6 p.m.

    We es ay, Oct. 9 Fun. in concert : The Grammy-win-ning alternative rock band Fun.play Mississippi States Humphrey Coliseum at 8 p.m. Tickets are $31-41. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticketsor in ormation, visit msuconcerts.com or contact MSU Music Maker,662-325-2930.

    Fri ay, Oct. 11 Chilifest: Vote or the best chili as

    Starkville restaurant teams competerom 5-7 p.m. to beneft programs

    o the Junior Auxiliary o Starkville atMississippi States amphitheater.Chili tasting tickets are $10. KidsVillage entry is $5 (includes meal).All Access passes are $20. For morein ormation, visit starkvilleja.org.

    Satur ay, Oct. 12 Book signing: Adele Elliott o Co-lumbus reads rom her novel Friend-ship Cemetery at a book signing

    rom 4-6 p.m. at the North Missis-sippi Holistic Center, 140 BrickertonPlace, Columbus. Shell also signbooks at the Columbus-Lowndes Pub-lic Library Oct. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.For more in ormation, call 662-368-2211 or email [email protected]

    Supervisors, EMCC i tereste i Starkville satellBY CARL SMITH

    [email protected]

    East Mississippi Community College and Oktibbeha Coun-ty representatives say theyre

    willing to work together on a partnership that would bring a work orce training satellite a-cility to Starkville.

    Raj Shaunak, EMCC vicepresident or work orce and

    community ser- vices, told super- visors Monday that EMCC wouldrequire an almost 6,000-square- oot

    acility to bringi n t r o d u c t o r y manu ac tur ingclasses to Oktibbeha County.

    The board took no action onthe matter, but supervisors saidthey would continue to look intothe matter.

    EMCC opened a similar training acility six years agoin West Point a ter the Sara Lee plant ended operations. A

    acility used by the city and the Tennessee Valley Authority was

    donated or the project.School o cials have cham-

    pioned their work orce trainingprogram as the Golden TriangleDevelopment Link landed major industrial wins Yokohama Tire Companys Clay County investment, in particular and

    See training , 6A

    Cool MSU stroll

    Micah Green/Dispatch Sta

    A lone fgure walks by the Mississippi State University stadium early Monday morning. Temperatures have begun their slow de-cline with the lows orecast to be in the mid-50s this week.

    Columbusir ForceBaseciviliansback to workc mm y - pDISpATCH STAf f RepoRT

    Civilian workers at Columbus Air ForceBase are back on theob.

    On Oct. 1, 230 o CAFBs 1,277 civilianworkers were immedi-ately urloughed whenthe ederal govern-ment shut down over a

    unding impasse.In accordance with a memo De-

    ense Secretary Chuck Hagel re-leased on Oct. 5, the Air Force re-called most o the nearly 104,000 Air Force civilian employees placed on

    emergency urlough. At Columbus Air Force Base, 230Department o De ense civilian em-ployees returned to work Monday.

    All o our (Department o De-ense) civi lian members came back to

    work, said Col. Jim Sears, 14th Fly-ing Training Wing commander. Wehave de nitely elt the impact o themanning short all and we are happy to have our civilian members back.While this is good news, we cant or-get that we are still in a government shutdown. However, we will continueto conduct the 14th Flying TrainingWing mission to produce pilots, ad-

    vance airman and eed the ght.Columbus AFBs Commissary,which also was a ected by the gov-ernment shutdown, will reopen itsdoors today at 9 a.m. and will resumenormal operating hours. However, be-cause o the closure, the commissary has not been able to reorder and thestore might be low on certain items.

    Several Columbus AFB contract-ed unctions are still a ected by thegovernment shutdown and are stillpending ull Department o De ense

    unding.

    Sears

    Micah Green/Dispatch Sta

    DAY OF SERVICE:Zach Thomas and

    Antwann Richardson,both branch man-

    agers with RegionsBank, work to cleanup Mike and DianeTaloneys home in

    east Columbus.Regions Bank volun-

    teers teamed up withthe Alabama Missis-sippi Chapter o the

    Multiple SclerosisSociety to conductservice projects at

    two homes o peopleliving with MS in the

    Golden Triangle.

    BY WILLIAM BRoWNING

    [email protected]

    The plan moving orward or the Lowndes County School Dis-

    tricts proposed vocational schoolis becoming clearer.

    During Mondays school boardmeeting it was revealed that theschool which will be aimed at students whose career paths donot necessarily include seeking a

    our-year college degree couldopen its door in Aug. 2015.

    The school board met at Cale-donia High School.

    Earlier this year the board hired Joey Henderson, o Johnson Bailey

    Henderson McNeel in Columbus,

    Lowndes County movingalong on vocational school

    See school board , 6A

    u pl , yl l p

    a g. 2015

    City o fcials: Railroa closures likely

    BY NATHAN GReGoRY

    [email protected]

    It is unlikely that Columbus council-men will consider a proposal to closerailroad crossings on Southside this year, but options remain on the tableand the situation may be re-addressedin 2014.

    Nearly two months ago, a group o residents spoke out against a proposal

    rom Kansas City Southern Railway andMississippi Department o Transporta-

    tion o cials to und sa e-ty upgrades at six cross-ings while permanently barricading six others.KCS public sa ety direc-tor Allen Pepper told res-idents in August that hehad project unding this year that he had to spend

    or capital improvements. The propos-al was or KCS to upgrade crossings at Fourth, Fi th, Seventh, 11th, 15th and22nd streets or roughly $40,000 whileMDOT installed sa ety arms and fash-ers at those same locations or about $200,000.

    The plan also involved Second, Six th,Eighth, Ninth, 10th and 17th streets be-ing closed permanently on KCS dime.

    Pepper said that a de-cision needed to bemade by September,and that work wouldneed to begin be orethe end o this year, or the project to be eligible or unding.

    A majori ty o the locat ions in ques-tion are in Ward 1 councilman Gene Taylors territor y. On Monday, he said it would probably be next year be ore thecity and KCS could come back to the ta-ble and resume negotiations.

    I wouldnt say its dead in the water, Taylor said. As ar as Im concerned,the negotiations will never be closed...Idont think it would be smart or the city to say were not going to negotiate any-

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    f 2014

    Taylor

    InSIdE OUR VIEW: Ano-decision wasa wise decision.Page 4A.

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    See crossings , 6A

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