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Mississippi State University celebrates its 134th birthday

Posted 2/29/2012 in State

The rain may have silenced the band, but the party didn't slow down. Mississippi State University celebrated the 134th birthday of the school on Tuesday with food, drinks, music, giveaways and a four foot tall cowbell cake in the Junction.

 

Routine traffic stop leads to arrest of three

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop Tuesday by officers with the Columbus Police Department led to the arrest of two Columbus men and a juvenile.

 

 

City seeks solutions to neighborhood blight

Posted 2/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When City Planner Christina Berry presented her ideas for the year to Mayor Robert Smith and members of the city council in January, one of her goals was to revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Berry took her vision one step further during a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon at Trotter Convention Center.

 

 

Tupelo schools hire Amory superintendent

Posted 2/29/2012 in State

Gearl Loden, in his third year of leading the Amory School District, has been hired as superintendent of the Tupelo Public Schools.

 

 

Counterfeit bills on the rise

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since the beginning of the month, the Starkville Police Department has had nearly 10 incidents of counterfeit bills passed at city businesses.

 

 

Suspect sought in Monday burglary

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects involved in an apartment burglary Monday night.

 

 

Natchez home tours to change?

Posted 2/29/2012 in State

A consultant will work with the owners of historic homes in Natchez to improve the local home tours.

 

 

CVB caps credit card expenditures and hires attorney

Posted 2/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After numerous debates and arguments, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday night to enforce a cap on unapproved credit card spending. The subject has been a hotly-contested topic in recent months, especially between board member Whirllie Byrd and Executive Director Nancy Carpenter.

 

 

Nissan annexation case moved to 2013

Posted 2/28/2012 in Area

A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton's petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June of 2013.

 

 

Gunshot victim leaves trail of questions

Posted 2/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A weekend shooting has left Columbus Police with a tangled tale to unravel, beginning with the identity of the victim.

 

MUW nursing graduates prepared for an eager job market

Posted 2/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Ty Walton, 33, started looking for a college last August to pursue her master's degree as a nurse practitioner, she knew she needed a unique program.

Stalled hotel project set to resume

Posted 2/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Continuation of a new hotel development is on the horizon for Columbus. The neon green wrapped structure on Highway 45 next to Belk has sat dormant for months; however, Sunny Sethi, an owner of the property, said major changes are in store for the hotel and that construction of the project will soon resume.

 

Group seeks to improve city, one tweet at a time

Posted 2/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's sidewalks and paths were a hot topic, as was the debate between local shopping and chain retailers.

 

FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP: Local inventor, businessman plans movie based on his life

Posted 2/25/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Starkville inventor and businessman John Campbell's trajectory from poverty to successful entrepreneur wasn't easy, but with imagination, hard work and a little common sense, he made it to the top. He's an inventor, with Shaver's Choice skin therapy system and Ram-Lock protection systems to his credit. He's a businessman, as founder of Yo' Transportation, a car service for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Now, he's looking ahead to his latest endeavor: A movie based upon his life.

 

Thieves take electronics, jewelry from Ponderosa Drive home

Posted 2/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for suspects involved in a home burglary Friday off Highway 69. The Columbus Police Department responded to 367 Ponderosa Drive at 1:37 p.m, where the homeowners reported a bevy of electronics and jewelry stolen from their residence.

 

 

Tuskegee Airmen exhibit to highlight Catfish in the Alley

Posted 2/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the sight of 18-wheelers rumbling down Highways 82 or 45 isn't unusual, seldom do the big rigs roll into downtown Columbus. But from Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 29 to March 3, one uniquely customized semitrailer will be the center of attention at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market site at Second Avenue and Second Street North.

 

Harvey working to make pine car derby a staple

Posted 2/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You usually don't associate church with competing in a pine car derby, but those two things are exactly what John Harvey, youth minister of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Columbus, has combined. Harvey, along with his wife, Raeann, and children, Michael, Emerald, Gabriel and Pricila, moved from Colorado to Columbus in August. Harvey has since started work on the first annual pine car derby through Lighthouse.

City to decide next path for bridge restoration

Posted 2/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials opened sealed bids Thursday for the old Highway 82 bridge restoration, but now they face a quandary: Adjust their budget, alter the plans or re-bid the project. Two companies placed bids, with both exceeding the budgeted cost of $2.2 million.

 

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