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Lowndes County schools discuss drug testing and security

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.

 

 

Nothing foggy about mosquito control

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.

 

 

Columbus and Lowndes renew Metro drug unit

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.

 

 

Spain House fate remains in limbo

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.

 

 

Thousands of ducks to float the Tombigbee River Saturday

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.

 

State Sen. Terry Brown: CAFB vulnerable

Posted 6/6/2012 in State

Two decades ago, Columbus Air Force Base was threatened with Base Realignment and Closure, a process by which the United States Department of Defense strategically divests itself of military bases and reassigns personnel as a cost-saving measure.

Forensic expert Hayne settles defamation suit

Posted 6/6/2012 in State

Dr. Steven Hayne, once the state's most active forensic expert, has a reputation of being both something of a Svengali and an expert criminal witness. Hayne recently agreed to a $100,000 out of court settlement from the New York-based judicial advocacy group, The Innocence Project. Hayne filed a defamation of character suit against the group in April 2009 in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

 

Columbus City Council debates use of paving funds

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.

 

 

Caledonia citizens protest new water bills

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

Starkville Aldermen approve plans for municipal complex

A new Starkville municipal complex is one step closer to becoming reality.

 

 

Apartment complex shooting suspect turns himself in

The suspect in a Monday shooting at a Starkville apartment complex Tuesday turned himself into authorities and now is being held at the Oktibbeha County Jail.

 

 

Shooting suspect still at large

The Starkville Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting that led to one injury. About 8 p.m., SPD officers responded to a shooting at Camelot apartment complex, located at 1040 N. Montgomery St.

 

 

City Council sticks by its redistricting plan

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is one step closer to submitting its redistricting plan to the Department of Justice after hosting as public hearing Monday night.

 

Brooks, Sanders feud dominates supes meeting

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of adhering to a proverbial peace treaty, tensions again mounted and tempers flared Monday between Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders and District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Fighting a car fire

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 1 Fire Department volunteers extinguished a car fire Friday night in Caledonia.

 

KiOR to research bamboo as biofuel

Posted 6/5/2012 in Area

Alcorn State University, in Lorman, is partnering with Pasadena, Texas-based KiOR, researching bamboo as a biofuel. Mississippi Development Authority legislation that brought KiOR to Columbus also included funding for Alcorn and Mississippi State University.

 

Oktibbeha County supes discuss 16th Section property

During a public hearing Monday, District 3 Supervisor Marvel Howard noted many options should be considered for the Oktibbeha County Lake lease. "If the school board gets a proposal then great, but we have to look at our other options just in case," he said.

Sisters want brother who killed their kids spared

Posted 6/5/2012 in State

Two women are asking Mississippi's governor to spare their brother from execution, even though he killed four of their children, paralyzed another and stabbed one of the sisters.

 

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