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MUW rape suspect arrested

Posted 9/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department arrested a man yesterday believed to be responsible for raping a woman on the Mississippi University for Women campus in August.

 

Commission denies Facebook 'Like' appeal

Posted 9/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a unanimous vote, the Columbus Civil Service Commission voted to uphold the suspension of a Columbus Police Officer who was reprimanded for "liking" a post on Facebook. The commissioners voted 3-0 that chief of police Selvain McQueen, mayor Robert Smith and the city council voted to suspend officer Lance Luckey on good faith and therefore denied his appeal.

 

Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

Posted 9/25/2012 in National

Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

 

Short says complex a success despite parking, restroom issues

Posted 9/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although official numbers aren't available, organizers for the opening of the Columbus Soccer Complex estimate more than 2,000 people attended Saturday's festivities. And for Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short, the grand opening was a major success.

Harper to speak at Starkville High's Promote the Vote event

Posted 9/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will talk civic responsibilities and the importance of voting with students at Starkville High School on Wednesday.

 

Youth council helps students sharpen relational skills

Posted 9/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You never know what the Mayor's Youth Council is going to be doing. One minute, they may be sitting in on a Columbus City Council meeting and by nightfall, they may be dancing the night away to raise money for children with cancer.

 

Holmes Foundation helps veterans adjust to life after service

Posted 9/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Richard Earl Holmes II had been out of the United States Army for roughly two months when he went to his parents and told them he needed help.

Man who killed girlfriend escapes from Parchman

Posted 9/24/2012 in State

A man serving life in prison for killing his girlfriend in 1996 has escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, and visitation there was closed.

MSU professor getting rave reviews for debut novel

Posted 9/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Music, Michael Kardos decided not to leave the Garden State. It was home, Kardos was raised on the Jersey Shore, and he could keep doing what he was doing: playing music.

 

Miss. payrolls fall, signaling shrinking economy

Posted 9/24/2012 in State

Payrolls fell in Mississippi for the fourth straight month in August, reinforcing economists' judgment that the state is back in recession.

 

 

Blood drive planned for highway patrol trooper battling cancer

Posted 9/24/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is encouraging citizens to come to the Starkville Substation tomorrow and donate blood.

 

Kick-start: Overflow crowd celebrates opening of complex

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cloudless, sun-drenched day was the perfect setting for the sea of jerseys that descended on the new jewel of Columbus on Saturday morning. The Columbus Soccer Complex at Tanyard Park hosted more than a thousand players, coaches, parents and local dignitaries for the opening ceremonies of the state-of-the-art soccer and football complex.

Unforgettable: CAFB ceremonies honor POW/MIA

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dark shapes against a field of blue: Four aircraft roared overhead, flying low. Slowly, agonizingly graceful, one pulled away, concluding its journey alone. White words on a field of black: "You are not forgotten." Gently, the flag waved as Columbus resident Jo Shumake stared up at the sky, at the aircraft growing distant in the summer sun, and thought of her father.

 

Web-based system helps parents track student progress

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District will launch its new student information system on Monday and will hold orientation sessions at each campus throughout the week.

 

 

Silicor on schedule after first progress report

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the first of three monthly meetings out of the way, county officials are breathing a sigh of relief, saying plans appear to be on track and going well with the two-phase construction of a silicon metal production and purification facility.

 

Romney gives Dem support for tax deductions claim

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes.

 

Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet

Posted 9/22/2012 in National

 

Area farmers markets winding down as fall approaches

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.

 

SPD: Think twice before buying pet snakes

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.

 

 

Bryant blocks $3 million for Miss. Grammy museum

Posted 9/22/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant has blocked lawmakers' attempt to send $3 million from the Mississippi Development Authority budget to the proposed Grammy museum in Cleveland.

 

 

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