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Mississippi man who awakened inside body bag dies

Posted 3/14/2014 in State

A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.


Columbus Marina gears up for busy season

Posted 3/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is one thing T. Caldwell has never understood about the Columbus Marina since he became its manager: The fact that more transient boaters know about it than Columbus residents.


Search process continues for Starkville community developer

Posted 3/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nine candidates applied for Starkville's vacant community developer job, one of the last high-tier positions the city has left to fill, Personnel Director Randy Boyd confirmed.



County fills CVB board vacancy

Posted 3/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed a local sales manager to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors today in a 4-0 vote.



Sunday program explores Creek Indian War

Posted 3/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When most people think of wars fought in this area of Mississippi, they immediately think of the Civil War in the early 1860s.



Business expresses interest in West Point for public transit

Posted 3/13/2014 in Area

The operator of a public transportation system in Aberdeen has expressed interest in delivering the same service to West Point.



County soon to address four-year road, bridge plan

Posted 3/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to turn their attention toward updating the county's four-year road plan this spring once concluding their search for a new administrator. County Road Manager Victor Collins said the update could come as early as April. The board is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at the chancery courthouse to address the administrator search and hold a public hearing on the county's comprehensive planning efforts.



House passes amended school merger bill

Posted 3/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

House lawmakers passed an amended form of SB 2818, the Senate's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bill, a day after the Senate unanimously passed its own strike-all amendment to the House's legislation.


Former city employee facing more charges

Posted 3/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former city employee has been arrested for a third time for charges relating to identity theft. Katrina Porter was arrested Monday by Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigators.

Columbus man charged with aggravated assault

Posted 3/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Columbus man is facing aggravated assault charges after an incident on Strawberry Street last weekend.


State unemployment rate at its lowest mark in six years

Posted 3/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is good news in the latest state unemployment figures, which report Clay County had the highest jobless rate in the state last month.


Miss. sheriffs stand to see pay increase in July

Posted 3/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A state bill that would give pay raises to county sheriffs statewide is waiting for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's signature.

Oktibbeha County fires spark arson fears

Posted 3/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local and state investigators are looking into suspicious county fires after two recent blazes damaged abandoned structures, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.


Senate signs off changes to school merger bill

Posted 3/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's influence in 2015's state-mandated merger.


Higgins updates LINK projects, prospects

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Right now, there are five industrial or business prospects considering locations in Lowndes County, two in Oktibbeha County and two more in Clay County.

Columbus Fire and Rescue earns national accreditation

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue is now officially one of fewer than 200 fire departments nationwide and the first in Mississippi to receive Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, the department announced Tuesday.


S&P boosts city's bond rating

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standard & Poor's Rating Services raised its long-term rating on Mississippi Development Bank's series 2010A and 2010B special obligation bonds, issued for Columbus, MS to 'A+' from 'A' based on its specific criteria.


Starkville man dies in Hwy. 45 crash

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North in Columbus has claimed the life of a Starkville man. Authorities pronounced Undra Williams dead after transporting him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle shortly after 10 a.m Tuesday.


Second Starkville area qualifies for 'fiberhood'

Posted 3/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Timbercove/College Station/Polos "fiberhood" became the city's second area to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, fiber Internet service, the company announced Monday.


Crawfish supply, prices affected by cold weather

Posted 3/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In three decades of selling crawfish, Curt Crissey has never seen prices this high.


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