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Building permits 2-16-12

Posted 2/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building permits for Feb. 7-13, 2012

 

 

Severstal receives safety award

Posted 2/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal North America has received a Steel Manufacturers Association safety award for zero lost time accidents at its Columbus facility.

 

 

Skeletal remains found in Adaton community

Posted 2/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Partial skeletal remains of an adult were found in a heavily wooded area in the Adaton community Tuesday. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the remains were found a quarter mile from Reed Road after receiving a call about a death in the area.

 

 

Walmart employee robbed in store's lot

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a Walmart employee in the store's parking lot this morning.

 

 

Family makes tradition of donating blood

Posted 2/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The love -- and the blood -- kept flowing Tuesday in Starkville. United Blood Services parked its mobile blood donation bus in the OCH Regional Medical Center parking lot hoping to collect 35 pints of blood. It was an optimistic goal, considering they collected just 18 in December.

 

 

Depraved-heart murder on Lowndes court docket

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

COLUMBUS -- Columbus woman accused of murdering her unborn child is slated to stand trial in Lowndes County Circuit Court this term. Rennie Taria Gibbs, 20, of 300 S. Lehmberg Road in Columbus, No. 25, was 15 when she got pregnant.

 

Magnolia Film Fest: An 'illuminating' experience

Posted 2/15/2012 in Area

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will feature filmmakers from Tupelo to Bangladesh, but one Golden Triangle participant will be front and center Friday night.

 

Training Days, Lawmen settle into new roles at sheriff's office

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between them, they have more than five decades of experience in law enforcement. But they're settling into new roles and working within the confines of a predetermined budget.

 

 

Columbus schools delay decision on sex ed

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An exploratory committee formed to examine which method of sex education should be taught in Columbus schools presented its findings to the district's board of trustees Monday night. The Starkville School District in October decided on an abstinence-plus curriculum for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

 

How do I love thee? Love letters and Valentines through the ages

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night could keep local vendors from hawking giant teddy bears, roses and other mass-produced tokens of love Monday evening, and a few determined stragglers were seen shuffling through the soggy twilight, trying to find last-minute gifts.

 

Rhea awaits bond hearing in Picayune

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville woman arrested for aiding a prisoner escape custody is awaiting a bond hearing in Pearl River County Jail.

One dead, three injured in Lowndes wreck

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One person died and three others were injured after a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon.

Columbus schools hold off on firing more than 50 teachers

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposal to cut several positions within the Columbus Municipal School District hit a stumbling block Monday night, buying some needed time for those whose jobs are on the chopping block. But the delay is only temporary.

Coroner: MSU student died of cocaine, heroin overdose

Posted 2/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University student found dead in an off-campus apartment more than a week ago died from an accidental drug overdose, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said. Hunt received toxicology results from the state medical examiner, which showed Teresa Ann Veal, 20, died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin.

 

Caledonia Aldermen vote against Cal-City Grocery

Posted 2/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Jeff Doty was careful to preface his case to reopen Cal-City Grocery with a simple and to-the-point statement. "I am not here to cause animosity among the community," Doty told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen Saturday. "I am here to run a legitimate business." Still, the board voted against conditions for Cal-City Grocery to sell cold beer, either under a grandfather clause or a variation to a city ordinance.

 

 

Survivor of European cruise shipwreck thankful to be alive

Posted 2/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She got a brief phone call from her son before she started watching the tragedy unfold on the news. Eventually, Lillian Evans, of Columbus, just turned the TV off.

 

 

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