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Brigham touts county's accomplishments at Exchange Club

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newness of the job -- and his enthusiasm for it -- was foremost on Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Bill Brigham's mind Thursday, as he spoke to the Columbus Exchange Club.

 

Kemper plant reversal 'major victory'

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley called the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday reversal of a lower courts ruling approving construction of a Kemper county coal plant a "major victory" for Mississippi Power Company customers.

 

End of an era: Stansbury retires

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Bulldog coach leaves after 22 seasons, 293 victories

More than 1,000 Mennonites gather at Trotter for North American convention

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from as close as Macon and Brooksville and as far away as Canada. By Thursday afternoon, nearly 1,000 people -- mostly men -- had converged upon Trotter Convention Center, and as many as 1,600 are expected today and Saturday.

Law enforcement seek solution to bomb threats

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After eight bomb threats were called into area schools within the past year, local and federal agencies are anxious to stop the threats, which come at significant cost and expenditure of resources.

 

Cadence Bank acquires Encore Bancshares

Posted 3/16/2012 in Area

Last week, Cadence Bancorp LLC -- the parent company of Cadence Bank -- announced the acquisition of Encore Bancshares, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets.

 

Two arrested for Starkville burglaries

Posted 3/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police Wednesday made a pair of arrests for weekend car burglaries around University Drive, near the Mississippi State University campus.

Traffic stop leads to 15 pounds of marijuana

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of approximately 15 pounds of marijuana for the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit.

'Blues for Willie': Tribute held for late elder statesman of the blues

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

On Friday, the Columbus Arts Council presents "Blues for Willie," a tribute to honor this elder statesman of the Black Prairie blues, a man who preached a consistent message of peace, love and social justice.

Ardillo appointed to state military council

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday re-established and appointed a Columbus man to the Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was formed to help promote and protect the state's military interests.

Growth Alliance names new director, plans for Link partnership

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

The West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance has suffered its share of growing pains over the past few months, with staff changes, a new partnership and a new direction.

 

Marriages and Divorces 3-15-12

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

Marriages and divorces for the week of March 12, 2012.

 

 

Building permits 3-15-12

Posted 3/15/2012 in Business

Building permits for week of March 12, 2012.

 

Waters Truck and Tractor awarded

Posted 3/15/2012 in Business

For the 31st consecutive year, Columbus-based Waters Truck and Tractor was awarded the International Circle of Excellence Award. The award was given through International Trucks.

 

Body found near Oktibbeha County Lake

Posted 3/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Foul play is not suspected in the death of an Oktibbeha County man found dead March 14.

 

Santorum sweeps south; Romney takes Hawaii

Posted 3/14/2012 in State

A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination yet again and nudging Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.

 

Local voter turnout light

Posted 3/14/2012 in Area

Lowndes and Oktibbeha County voters turned out primarily to vote for candidates on the Republican ticket.

 

 

Wicker, four congressmen turn to general election

Posted 3/14/2012 in State

Fresh off triumphs over primary contenders Tuesday night, Mississippi's congressional incumbents turned their focus to November.

 

Clean Sweep Columbus planned for March 24

Posted 3/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clean Sweep Columbus organizers are recruiting volunteers for their fourth annual community cleanup, which will kick off March 24 at 9 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market.

 

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