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Man in custody after shooting girlfriend

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in the hospital and her boyfriend is behind bars after he allegedly shot her in the throat Monday.

CVB tables proposed ethics policies

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to table two items related to the establishment of a conflict of interest policy and a new policy regarding teleconferencing as a means of attending meetings.

Ward 4 seat expected to be set tonight

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Finality on who will lead Ward 4 for the next four years should come this evening after voters choose between incumbent Fred Stewart and challenger Marty Turner in today's run-off election.

Weeks named Mississippi's Parent of the Year

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman has been named Mississippi's Parent of the Year by the state Department of Education. Roberta Weeks was awarded the designation late last week and received the letter in the mail informing her of the award on Saturday.

 

Judge denies West Point alderman suit

Posted 5/21/2013 in Area

 

 

Sistrunk, Wynn concluding campaigns for Ward 2

Posted 5/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in two weeks, Ward 2 residents are heading back to the polls to pick their next city representative.

 

 

Court won't get involved in Miss. redistricting

Posted 5/21/2013 in State

 

$1 million bond set for accused teen

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Municipal Court Judge Nicole Clinkscales set Derrick Nelson's million dollar bond Monday afternoon.

 

Former IRS commissioner heads to Hill

Posted 5/21/2013 in National

 

 

Senators require fingerprints at 30 airports

Posted 5/21/2013 in National

 

 

Kemper costs claim Miss. Power's president

Posted 5/21/2013 in State

 

One child found dead, search continues for brother

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of a six-year-old child was pulled from Luxapalila Creek Sunday afternoon following an ATV accident Saturday in which he and his older brother were swept away by the rushing current.

 

Suspect sought in morning shooting

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was shot in the throat early this morning at a North Columbus apartment complex, and the Columbus Police Department is continuing to search for the male suspect.

 

Columbus sales tax collection slump continues

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's sales tax collections for the month of May were $781,624.11, down $28,075.88 from the $809,699.99 collected in May 2012. That brings the eight-month fiscal year total so far to $4,985,880.44. By this point last year, the city had collected $5,120,771.57.

Honeybees trained to find land mines in Croatia

Posted 5/20/2013 in National

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.

 

Restaurant Week's effect felt in 2 percent tax returns

Posted 5/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax returns improved in March, a sign the city's first Restaurant Week helped stimulate the local economy, organizers said.

 

 

MSU to welcome Boys State May 26

Posted 5/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Crop planting lags behind schedule

Posted 5/20/2013 in State

 

 

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