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Columbus to host Christmas tree bonfire next week

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of what Columbus mayor Robert Smith hopes will be an annual event will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. when the city hosts a Christmas Tree Bonfire.

Orange Bowl impact huge for Bulldogs

Posted 12/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

South Beach is a sea of maroon, and it's only going to get worse.

 

Road to Yokohama to open in January

Posted 12/30/2014 in Area

A four-mile stretch of road that provides access to the new Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is nearing completion.

 

Man charged with agg assault, attempted arson

Posted 12/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted arson.

Longtime Golden Triangle basketball coach dies at 55

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime girls' basketball coach Stan Hughey, who spent 20 years as coach at Oak Hill Academy, has died.

 

OCSD preparing $13.2M-maximum bond ahead of July's consolidation

Posted 12/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District has filed its intent to issue up to $13.2 million in bonds to help facilitate construction of new buildings needed for the consolidated school district's partnership with Mississippi State University.

 

 

2014: Lowndes Co., Columbus elected officials had a busy 12 months

Posted 12/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The year in local government and community affairs was dominated by policy changes, a major bond issue for street improvements, annexation and a pair of projects that neared completion by year's end.

 

 

County investments materialize in 2014 as Oktibbeha readies for industrial park

Posted 12/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's improving economy can be informally measured by a number of new buildings reaching to the sky and workers turning dirt at bustling projects, but the sale of bonds for the area's best bet for significant economic development -- a new industrial park -- won't occur until next year. Here's a look at five of Oktibbeha County's biggest economic development stories from 2014:

 

Return season just as busy, more relaxed than before Christmas

Posted 12/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of all the famous holiday trends and traditions, the lines for returns the day after Christmas may be among the least nostalgic.

 

Questions linger on aluminum plant project

Posted 12/29/2014 in State

The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on.

 

Family of Columbus man who died in custody holds press conference

Posted 12/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of a Columbus man who died last week after being transported from jail to a local hospital held a press conference Friday to address what they called "a great mystery concerning the death of our loved one."

2014: A year of tragedies and triumphs

Posted 12/27/2014 in Area

As it is with every year, 2014 will be remembered both for the good things that happened and the bad.

73 years later: Memories remain from MSU's Orange Bowl win in 1941

Posted 12/27/2014 in Area

For Rollin S. "Polly" Armstrong, it was an easy decision. A lifelong Mississippi State fan, Armstrong watched with great anticipation as the 1940 MSU football team finished with a 10-0-1 record -- the best in program history.

2014: Our year in pictures

Posted 12/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

We had tornadoes. Yokohama got closer to reality. We had deputies wounded. A local baseball team became state champions. And much more.

 

From two-tailed coins to sugar gliders, 2014's odd news

Posted 12/27/2014 in Area

There are many definitions of "news," among them something considered unusual, unexpected or out of the norm.

 

 

Outcry, complaints follow Starkville aldermen in 2014

Posted 12/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lot of controversy stirred up by Starkville aldermen in 2013 -- their first six months in office -- followed them into 2014.

 

 

N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."

 

 

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos.

 

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

Posted 12/27/2014 in National

It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.

 

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