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Cowart urges county to explore all options

Posted 7/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ten minutes before Monday night's public education session on the future of the Oktibbeha County Hospital, district supervisors and other city officials scrambled to find extra seats in the overflowing county courthouse, moving people into the jurors box and eventually allowing citizens to pool at the doors and in the hallway.

CAFB runway work set for 2013

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Clay County construction company will begin work on runway project at Columbus Air Force Base in 2013.

Columbus Police ready for Glitz ball

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Community Neighborhood Watch are hosting the 2012 Columbus Community Glitz Ball July 20 to raise money for the CPD's annual Christmas toy drive, the Columbus Police Explorers and National Night Out On Crime events.

 

New settlement aims to prod Miss. on foster care

Posted 7/10/2012 in State

Mississippi officials have agreed to a revised settlement in a lawsuit alleging that the state was not doing enough to care for minors in the foster care system.

 

 

Planning commission approves new permits

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission recommended a permitted use request for two new businesses on Monday.

 

Starkville officials beam over handicap-accessible playground

Last fall, while Heather Carson was volunteering with the playground project at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary, Brooke Kiel was beginning to look into the possibility of installing a sensory area for students with special needs at Sudduth Elementary.

Many voters may be deterred by tough ID laws

Posted 7/9/2012 in National

As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.

Market Street Festival gains recognition

Posted 7/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 2011 economic impact study of Columbus' flagship festival has received national recognition. Main Street Now, The Journal of The National Trust Main Street Center, featured the study on Market Street Festival.

Monday profile: O'Nan thrives in role as life coach

Posted 7/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the age of 30, Meagan O'Nan is living her dream. And, in a quiet office built on serenity, she's working to help others live theirs.

Isolated thunderstorms bring little relief from drought

Posted 7/7/2012 in Area

High winds associated with some isolated thunderstorms Friday evening caused some minor damage in Lowndes County. Reports of downed power lines and trees were reported across the county, but no injuries were reported.

Controversial Trainer no stranger to facing obstacles

As the District 2 Supervisor for Oktibbeha County since 1999 and more recently the self-proclaimed "poster child" for the possible sale of the county's hospital, Orlando Trainer has been tossed into a whirlwind of rumors, emotion, speculation and misunderstandings from both sides in what has quickly become a polarizing issue.

Appeals court denies Triplett bid to suppress evidence

Posted 7/7/2012 in Area

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court's denial of a Lowndes County man's motion to suppress evidence of his possession of child pornography.

 

Scams target utility customers

Posted 7/7/2012 in Area

While telephone scams are nothing new, those behind the scams are becoming more creative in their methods. From direct phone calls to text messages, identity-theft scams are a daily occurrence.

 

One held in connection with Okitbbeha County death

An Oktibbeha County man is being held at the county jail after a July 4 altercation that resulted in the death of one Sunset Subdivision resident.

 

Attorneys feud over impact of Mississippi abortion law

Posted 7/7/2012 in State

Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a restrictive new abortion law to take effect, while those representing the state's only abortion clinic are asking the judge to extend the temporary hold he put on the law. The opposing sides filed their latest court documents Friday, a deadline set by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III.

 

Columbus Library hosts 'The Freedom Rides' exhibit

Posted 7/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is hosting an exhibit, "The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change," through August 24. The display details the struggle for racial equality through the interstate transportation system.

Piggly Wiggly stores sold to Birmingham company

Posted 7/6/2012 in Area

Piggly Wiggly is Gone With The Wind. Belle Foods, which recently purchased 57 grocery stores across the Southeast - including the remaining Piggy Wiggly franchises - will mean an end to the historic brand that ushered in the modern supermarket concept 96 years ago.

Talley hearing set; Hinton in custody

Posted 7/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with capital murder will make his preliminary court appearance in Columbus Municipal Court on Aug. 16.

 

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