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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.

 

 

TVA power expansion to aid Starkville development

Posted 2/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Expansion plans by the Tennessee Valley Authority will give Starkville a new tool to recruit businesses. TVA will build a 14-mile stretch of transmission lines that will cut through Clayton Village on Highway 182 past the Thad Cochran Research Park. The transmission lines will be completed by spring 2013.

 

Saturday Profile: Starkville Walmart's Brandon Turner's job gives new meaning to 'moonlighting'

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- For many, the world at night goes unseen. The setting sun usually signifies the end of another day and the beginning of bedtime rituals and preparations for the morning. But for Brandon Turner, a shift manager at Walmart in Starkville, the "day" is just getting started.

Local spelling champ gets ready for next competition

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This will probably come as a surprise to Caledonia Middle School sixth-grader Elise Cook's fan club, but her favorite subject isn't English, it's math. In fact, this year's countywide spelling champ is hoping to someday become an engineer.

Helping middle class the basis of Brad Morris' congressional campaign

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Democrat Brad Morris spent Wednesday in the Golden Triangle, touting his candidacy for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of north Mississippi.

 

Noxubee man gets life sentence for rape, murder

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

MACON -- The girls lived only three miles apart. They were only three years old. Both were snatched from their homes in the middle of the night, raped and strangled.

 

 

Colleagues tout superintendent's many assets

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.

 

 

Officer suffers broken arm in burglary arrest

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.

 

 

Port director eyes grant money for project funding

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, the Mississippi Legislature earmarks $3.8 million for the state's 16 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

 

Brigham named VP of university relations and advancement at MUW

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham of Columbus is returning to the MUW campus as interim vice president for university relations and advancement, according to Dr. Jim Borsig, president of the university.

 

 

Holloway ready to get to work in Starkville

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway has a busy summer ahead of him. That time of the year is typically the busiest for school administrators, as they work to prepare for the next school year.

 

 

Caledonia to decide fate of cold beer sales at grocery store

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An issue that was hotly-contested in 1945 and 1982 will be up for debate again Saturday morning at Caledonia Town Hall.

 

Columbus Civil Service Commission approves police hiring policy

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A controversial policy change which has pitted Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen against officers within the police department was approved by the Civil Service Commission 2-1 Thursday following a meeting in executive session.

 

Democrats vent displeasure over GOP tax claims

Posted 2/9/2012 in State

Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year's Mississippi legislative elections erupted Wednesday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill.

 

 

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