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State community college fight attracts little attention

Posted 5/4/2015 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi's Community College Board should be thankful that the state's College Board got crossways with University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.

 

Columbus street paving progressing

Posted 5/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will consider the first project in an expected expansion to Phase 1 of the city's street improvement program during its regular meeting Tuesday.

 

$3M SPD financing package up for discussion

Shortly after approving a $2.7 million-maximum bond package last month for street, drainage and other infrastructure projects, Starkville aldermen could begin a process Tuesday of authorizing up to $3 million for improvements to Starkville Police Department's headquarters.

 

Slimantics: Market Street's hidden gems

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 20th Market Street Festival wrapped up early Saturday evening after being blessed with what is often called "Chamber of Commerce" weather.

A closer look at the Lowndes Co. bond issue

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents will go to the polls May 12 to vote on a proposed bond issue for the Lowndes County School District worth $44 million.

 

At Market Street, a voter registration booth

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Owen, a Columbus attorney, had a surprise for Market Street Festival attendees downtown Saturday. He helped them register to vote.

 

Golden Triangle law enforcement agencies release crime numbers

Posted 5/3/2015 in Area

Rural Lowndes County has seen a steady downtick of violent crime and property crime in recent year, according to Sheriff Mike Arledge.

First Baptist Church dedicates new children's building

First Baptist Church of Starkville will hold the dedication of its new children's building on Lafayette Street today.

Eagle on Miss. Capitol undergoes restoration

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

The eagle atop the Mississippi Capitol has a new golden glow.

 

MUW to offer degrees in health care management

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the demand for skilled and educated employees in the health field increasing, Mississippi University for Women will begin offering health care management education opportunities in the fall.

 

 

Troopers: Inattentive driver caused fatal bus wreck

Posted 5/3/2015 in Area

State troopers say an inattentive driver caused a crash that killed a west Alabama school bus driver.

 

Sheriffs question inmate shift from county programs to state

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

Mississippi sheriffs say they are dismayed and puzzled by Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher's decision to abolish a program that sends inmates to 30 county jails.

 

Wife of former prison chief hopes to keep forfeited assets

Posted 5/3/2015 in State

The wife of former Mississippi prison chief Chris Epps isn't ready to give up the Flowood house that her husband agreed to forfeit as part of a guilty plea in a bribery scheme.

 

Community unites for Nepal at MUW candlelight vigil

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 100 candles lit up the area around the Bryan Green Gazebo on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday night as students, faculty and Columbus community members held a candlelight vigil to honor the country of Nepal.

Searching for Mayweather's Amory connection

Posted 5/1/2015 in Area

Everything about the most famous boxer in the world screams "Vegas" -- the money, fame, headlines, and glitz. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s roots, though, appear to trace to Monroe County.

Residents graduate from parent training

Posted 5/1/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past two months, 24 Golden Triangle parents and community members graduated from a course that educates parents on the inner workings of public schools.

Taj Mahal ill, unable to perform Tuesday in Meridian

Grammy Award-winning bluesman Taj Mahal canceled his band's Tuesday show in Meridian after doctors ordered the 72-year-old performer to rest after he recently fell ill with the flu.

Starkville market, arts walk scheduled Saturday

Starkville residents can enjoy two outdoor events Saturday as the community market begins its summer season and the city's arts council hosts a Main Street art walk.

 

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