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CVB takes steps toward strategic plan

Posted 7/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven years after then-Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau officials first discussed the possibility and potential of a strategic plan, the current board of directors has decided it's time to get serious about putting one in place.

 

Shoppers take advantage of tax free holiday

Posted 7/27/2013 in Area

Parking lots in Columbus were filled to near capacity Saturday as parents took advantage of the annual sales tax holiday for their back to school shopping.

 

City sheds layer of transparency with Spruill's firing

Posted 7/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.

 

 

Miss. officials laud startup gun manufacturer

Posted 7/27/2013 in State

It's only 10 jobs, but that's not stopping three of Mississippi's highest officials from lauding a new gun maker.

 

CMSD's McGill says district running smoothly

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although her job as Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent is considered "temporary" and "interim," Edna McGill says she isn't simply holding down space until her replacement arrives.

CL&W offers amnesty for unpaid bills

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Water and sewer customers of Columbus Light and Water with delinquent accounts will have until August 23 to pay fees owed for the past year and avoid any penalties.

Jennings wins review of rape conviction

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from Toney Jennings, who was convicted in 2011 of statutory rape.

Island advisory group solicits public input

Posted 7/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the committee formed to brainstorm ideas for redevelopment of the Island met Thursday, committee member and county supervisor Leroy Brooks told of a conversation he had with Robert Williams, known by some in Columbus as "Uncle Bunky" from a local children's television show he used to host.

 

Feds: Halliburton to plead guilty in spill

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.

 

Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

Miss. court gives Manning OK to pursue DNA test

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he alleges will show him innocent in the deaths of two college students.

 

Saturday's Forks & Corks fundraiser challenges chefs

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville chefs will face off for bragging rights at Forks & Corks: A Taste for the Arts, a culinary challenge sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Starkville.

 

 

Miss. sales tax holiday this weekend

Posted 7/26/2013 in State

 

 

New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity or Amazon

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

 

 

Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

 

 

Juror says she owes Martin's parents apology

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

The second juror to speak publicly told ABC News in an interview made available Thursday that she feels George Zimmerman got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, but that there wasn't enough evidence at trial to convict him under Florida law.

 

 

Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

 

 

Voice of the people: Lynn Spruill

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Lowndes County unemployment rate rises

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area

According to statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Lowndes County has a 10.6 percent unemployment rate, an increase of 0.4-percent compared to June 2012.

MSU professor arrested on sexual battery charge

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yoginder Dandass, 45, of 701 Sherwood Road in Starkville was indicted by the grand jury in Oktibbeha County for one count of sexual battery earlier this month. He was arrested Monday by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department.

 

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