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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Posted 3/2/2015 in National

In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" -- an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.

 

Barbour to lead Butler Snow economic development firm

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is among the leaders of a new economic development firm formed by Ridgeland-based Butler Snow LLP.

 

 

Lawmakers squabble over election-year tax cuts

Posted 3/2/2015 in State

It's election year, and Mississippi policymakers are engaged in an escalating debate over who can offer the biggest, juiciest tax cut.

 

Columbus council expected to make two CMSD board appointments

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus City Council are expected to make two appointments to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees in coming meetings. Below is a summary of applicants for the two available positions.

 

Man dies after Saturday shooting in Holly Hills

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old man is dead after being found shot in a vehicle parked in front of a Holly Hills home in Columbus early Saturday.

 

Allgood, Colom face off for DA

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forrest Allgood and Scott Colom are both vying to be the district attorney that oversees the Golden Triangle.

 

Brooks squares off with Smith in District 4 race

Posted 3/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candidates making a late push to qualify for county races before Friday's 5 p.m. deadline added interest and surprised incumbents in a few developed races.

 

The Mill: 'It's really coming together'

For long-time developer Mark Castleberry, The Mill at Mississippi State University represents the most challenging project of his career.

 

Oktibbeha elections set as last-minute qualifiers enter races

Twenty-four Democrats, 14 Republicans and two independents tossed their hats into the races for 18 elected Oktibbeha County positions before Friday's qualification window closed.

 

 

Mississippi court sets arguments in rape conviction appeal

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford will argue before the Mississippi Supreme Court March 23 that the man's 1994 rape conviction should be tossed out because he received poor legal representation at his trial.

 

 

Power restored to all of Lowndes County

Posted 2/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Power has been fully returned to Lowndes County.

 

 

Former Mississippi House Speaker Tim Ford dies

Posted 2/28/2015 in State

Former longtime Mississippi Speaker of the House Tim Ford has died of a heart attack.

 

Historic Friendship Cemetery is still open for business

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One hundred and seventy-two years and one day ago, Friendship Presbyterian Church opened its doors in Columbus. They began burying their dead there, too.

Family rescues baby squirrels

Posted 2/27/2015 in Area

On Jan. 29, Donna Bain of Carrollton, Alabama, was in her home cooking supper when she got a text from her 10-year-old son, Clark, who was out hunting with Donna's husband, Keith.

Mullen receives pay bump, extension

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What does being No. 1 mean for a football coach at Mississippi State? For Dan Mullen, it means more than $4 million dollars per year.

SPD eyes camera at high-traffic Cotton District intersection

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Recently acquired grant funding will give Starkville Police Department an unblinking watchman at one of Starkville's busiest intersections.

CL&W finishing meter project itself

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A roughly $3.5 million project to upgrade water meters in Columbus is still incomplete.

 

Registration open for Exchange Club Leprechaun Chase

Posted 2/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Exchange Club of Columbus will sponsor The Leprechaun Chase, a 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run, Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m.

 

 

Chick-fil-A will host race to benefit children's home

Posted 2/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chick-fil-A in Starkville will host the "Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Starkville" to benefit The Palmer Home for Children.

 

 

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