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Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Area

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Reports 1-20-12

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff's office.

 

 

Triangle governments launch joint initiative

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first meeting of a proposed approach to regional government included ideas on pooling resources to benefit the three counties and county seats in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Police looking for two for failing to register as sex offenders

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. marshals and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for two convicted sex offenders wanted for failing to register with the state's sex-offender registry.

 

 

Planner, council map strategy for next 12 months

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is discussing ways it can improve its growth and aesthetics during the next year. At a city work session Wednesday morning, City Planner Christina Berry shared with Mayor Robert Smith and city council her vision for 2012.

 

 

Columbus officers say they can fill upper ranks

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission tabled action Thursday on proposed changes to allow lateral hiring after police officers assured them they have the education and experience to fill the department's upper ranks.

 

 

Read his lips: New taxes proposed for Oktibbeha County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.

 

 

Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

Taking control: Sheriff's office encourages citizens to be its eyes and ears

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- At night, it's easy to miss the driveway leading to the red brick church. It's dark along Highway 12 East, heading into Caledonia. There are clusters of houses and then there are none.

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Reports 1-20-12

Posted 1/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, according to the Oktibbeha County jail. Unless otherwise noted, the sheriff's department made the arrests.

 

 

Starkville Northside residents: Snakes alive!

Posted 1/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

St. Patrick and his power to banish snakes are needed after the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday against a measure that would have resolved flooding and creepy-crawly issues along Northside Drive by the end of this year.

 

 

Southerland promoted

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

BankPlus announced that Ann Southerland was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

 

 

McRae named Top 50 Bank Rep

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Bank Investment Consultant magazine named John McRae to its 2011 list of Top 50 Bank Reps. The magazine chose the honorees based on five variables: assets under management, production, asset growth, percentage of fee business and production-per-assets.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 1-19-12

Posted 1/19/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 12 - 18

 

 

Former trailblazer Kodak files for Chapter 11

Posted 1/19/2012 in National

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Kodak's moment has come and gone. The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn't capitalize on. Now comes a wistful worry that this icon of American business is edging toward extinction.

 

 

Mississippi hospitals won't try to kill tax for Medicaid

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The leader of the Mississippi Hospital Association says his group won't fight renewal of a tax his members pay to help fund Medicaid.

 

 

Cellphone crackdown in Mississippi prisons

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Beginning in February, Mississippi inmates caught with cellphones will lose all privileges.

 

 

Feds claim most of state's $20M settlement

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the federal government to give him until Jan. 30 to file documents supporting Mississippi's effort to keep $17 million from a settlement with pharmaceutical companies accused of inflating wholesale prices.

 

 

Ocean Springs talks noise with businesses

Posted 1/19/2012 in State

OCEAN SPRINGS -- City leaders in Ocean Springs say establishing a noise ordinance to shield downtown neighborhoods from bustling late-night businesses will require negotiation.

 

 

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