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Bomb threat at Fairview Elementary

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The eighth bomb threat of the school year occurred this morning, three days after a bomb threat at Columbus High School.

 

East Columbus neighborhood organizes watch

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The catch phrase Thursday night was delivered -- with moxie -- by a silver-haired lady in the front row of a local nursing home's dining room, when Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen thrust a microphone in her face and asked what people should do when they see suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

 

Longtime Caledonia deputy marshals resign abruptly

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former law enforcement officers John Pevey and Ben Gill hired as replacements.

 

First Lady Deborah Bryant tours Smithville

Posted 3/8/2012 in State

Nearly a year after a deadly tornado left the Smithville community in shambles, Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant witnessed the process of rebuilding the town, including efforts to associate Smithville with a new image.

MSU student entrepreneur enjoys worldwide storytelling audience

Looking at Brad Overbey with his gorilla costume and his pet dog dressed like Batman, it's easy to think the Mississippi State student is just goofing around.

 

Marriages and Divorces 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Building Permits 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

$1M worth of narcotics seized in Tuesday arrests

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Destined for Columbus and other areas, about $1 million in narcotics was taken out of circulation Tuesday.

 

Beer may hit the shelves soon at Cal-City Grocery

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forcing relocation to a larger adjacent room, a Caledonia Town Hall meeting audience of about 30 Tuesday night witnessed an ongoing dispute between the Board of Aldermen and the new owner of Cal-City Grocery, Jeff Doty, of Aberdeen.

 

 

Council to rebid bridge project

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to reject all bids on a project to restore the old Tennessee-Tombigbee River bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk and to re-advertise for bids on the project.

 

Starkville business continues push for extended weekend alcohol sales

After months of indecision, a downtown nightspot seems destined for a change in ownership, if not complete closure, unless the Board of Aldermen decide to champion the venue's cause.

Services to be held for former Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook

Former longtime Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook, 82, died at her home Monday.

Aldermen clear way for Cotton District Arts Festival

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted to support the 2012 Cotton District Arts Festival, approving street closings and in-kind services.

 

Miss. lawmakers meet 1st big deadline of session

Posted 3/7/2012 in State

 

Fourth CHS bomb threat disrupts classes

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents lined up outside the gates of the Columbus High School football field this morning, waiting to pick their children up following the fourth bomb threat of the school year and the third in a little more than a month.

 

Supes approve incentives for new company

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a focus on job creation, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved incentives to bring another start-up company to the county.

 

 

Bridge, board vacancies on council agenda

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday is expected to reject all bids for a $2.2 million bridge restoration project and re-advertise for new bids.

 

Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority completes $850,000 worth of projects

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly two years of work, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority finally is closing the files on its project of renovating and rehabilitating community centers.

 

Miss. voter ID not in use for March 13 primaries

Posted 3/6/2012 in State

Mississippi voters won't have to show a driver's license or other photo identification to cast ballots in the March 13 presidential and congressional primaries, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday.

 

 

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