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Business Brief: Pilot Partners

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Two locals honored for Pilot Partners.

Business Brief: White graduates

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Firefighter William M. White of the West Point Fire Department graduated April 5 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

Business Briefs: Crawford hired

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Michelle Crawford of Columbus has been hired as marketing and public relations director at Trinity Place.

 

Building Permits 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

For the week of 4-9-12

 

 

Marriages and divorces 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

 

4-H urges Mississippians to 'Purple Up' Friday for military kids

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.

 

Speaker addresses suicide prevention at MSU

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In September of 2008, 18-year-old high school senior Jason Burnham sat on his bed, listening to his mother pound on his door and thought, "I just don't want to be here anymore." He stood up, walked a few steps across his bedroom and calmly removed the screen on his ninth-story window.

 

Columbus CVB increases festival grant fund

Posted 4/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a specially called meeting Wednesday, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board added an additional $26,250 to its local grant fund.

Voter ID law not expected by November elections

Posted 4/12/2012 in State

A controversial bill, which would require photo identification in order to vote, passed the state Senate 34-14 Tuesday, but local opponents say the fight is far from over.

Music in the air at Mississippi State

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

April's three free concerts, held by the Mississippi State University music department, make the month a busy one for music lovers.

 

CMSD hires additional security after bomb threats, fights

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It started with the bomb threats. As the Columbus Municipal School District fought to get a grip on an escalating situation -- six threats within a six-week time span -- school officials learned an awful truth: Two of the nine threats against city and county schools this year were placed by a Columbus High student, from a school bathroom.

 

 

Details emerge in Monday shooting by CPD officer

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an early Monday morning shooting by a Columbus Police Department officer in the 1100 block of Wheat Street.

 

Variance granted for new Hampton

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus developer Mark Castleberry was granted a setback variance for an upcoming hotel project.

Mississippi State's rootin' tootin' melodrama revisits the Old West

Posted 4/11/2012 in Area

Black-hearted gamblers, lily-pure maidens and stalwart heroes leap from the dime novels of the late 1800s to the McComas Hall stage at Mississippi State University April 12-14. The Theatre MSU production of Tim Taggert's "Deadwood Dick or The Game of Gold" begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Eurocopter GM speaks on success of Columbus operations

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When people think of American Eurocopter, they often think of military aircraft, but the company's Columbus facility manufactures helicopters which are used every day for a wide range of purposes, from law enforcement to corporate, commercial and business use.

 

CPD officer on leave after shooting

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer has been suspended, following a Sunday morning shooting.

 

Columbus school district hires additional security, reviews budget status

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recommendation from interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Monday voted to hire an additional security guard for Columbus High School.

 

US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Posted 4/10/2012 in National

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

 

Bryant passes law allowing brewing and sale of stronger beer

Posted 4/10/2012 in State

Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.

Wallace granted continuance

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local attorney and former district attorney candidate Steve Wallace has been granted a continuance in Lowndes County Justice Court until July 31.

 

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