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Lowndes County Arrest Reports 1-5-12

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

 

 

University of Mississippi Medical Center to lay off 115 employees

Posted 1/5/2012 in State

JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.

 

 

Police investigate damages at Columbus Marble Works

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a possible arson and vandalism that occurred at Columbus Marble Works. Investigators believe the incident happened some time this week, but it is unknown exactly what day or time. Police were called to the business Tuesday morning.

 

 

Bryant names Barksdale as interim development head

Posted 1/5/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen put skids on sewer rate increase; wait for state

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents of Caledonia can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now. A new sewer rate structure is in the works, but the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to wait until $637,000 in state revolving funds are made available or until June 1, whichever comes first.

 

 

BP oil spill payments to resume after fee wrinkle

Posted 1/5/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- Payments to those damaged by BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed Wednesday, a day after administrators of the $20 billion fund stopped the flow of money, saying they were unclear on how to assess a 6 percent fee for lawyers handling claims.

 

 

Woman who hit cyclist appeals $50 fine

Posted 1/5/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The Clay County woman found guilty of negligence and fined $50 for running over Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan has filed an appeal.

 

 

Downtown Starkville Christmas lights now permanent

STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

Rescued Macon dogs ready for adoption

Posted 1/5/2012 in Area

It's been a difficult month for the neglected herd of dogs and the volunteers who rescued them from a residence on Firetower Road in Macon and took them to a makeshift shelter for medical treatment and eventual adoption.

 

Retired police officer loses home to fire

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire broke out in Lowndes County on Tuesday night and destroyed the home of a former Columbus police officer.

 

 

Slain Starkville High student's funeral Sunday

STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.

 

Teacher of the Year Rashean Hyde: It's all about the children

Posted 1/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They say good teachers are born, not made. But some teachers -- sometimes the very best -- take a circuitous route, trying everything and anything before settling on the one thing their hearts were called to do.

 

'Potter' exhibit open at community college in Jackson County

Posted 1/4/2012 in State

GAUTIER -- An exhibit that blends science and medicine with the "Harry Potter" books begins a six-week stay at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus library on Jan. 17.

 

 

Mississippi judge tosses $322M asbestos lawsuit verdict

Posted 1/4/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has thrown out a $322 million lawsuit verdict that had been hailed as the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history.

 

 

Southaven aldermen fail to justify receipts

Posted 1/4/2012 in State

SOUTHAVEN -- The Southaven Board of Aldermen said the vast majority of the $44,000 worth of receipts that they have been reviewing from Mayor Greg Davis' expenses were not city-related business.

 

 

Barbour farewell focuses on spending, collegiality

Posted 1/4/2012 in State

JACKSON -- As he bade farewell to lawmakers Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour urged them to be mindful of taxpayers as they set state budgets and be patient with each other and with new state leaders because "you can't do diddly by yourself."

 

 

Oktibbeha County supervisors keep same team

If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The first Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012 saw no changes in board officer appointments, from Board President Marvell Howard retaining his seat to Nora Goliday reprising her role as justice court clerk.

 

 

Edmonds' lawsuit to be heard by 5th Circuit

JACKSON -- A federal three-judge appeals panel has scheduled a hearing in New Orleans on Friday on efforts by Tyler Edmonds to revive his wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

 

Baby New Year arrives at Baptist Memorial

Posted 1/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ashley Williams, 25, was standing in church Sunday morning when she felt a sharp pain. Her baby wasn't due until Jan. 16, so she ignored the feeling until it became more insistent. Finally, she could ignore it no longer.

 

Sanders re-elected as supervisors president; road managers get raises

Posted 1/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sanders made a motion to reappoint Ronnie Burns as county road manager with a raise of $3,460. Burns' salary was $68,540; it is now $72,000. Brooks said Burns has done a great job but he didn't think it appropriate to give raises other than during new budget adoption.

 

 

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