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Previous offender arrested on charge of suspicion of burglary

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man is being held in connection to a Friday-morning burglary. Davanta Hayden was arrested Friday morning on Mill Street after police received a stolen-property tip, Cpl. Donnie Elkin said. Charges are still pending and could be issued on Monday, Elkin said.

 

 

Columbus city officials: Uptick in crime is a reality

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith didn't mince words: Columbus has a crime problem, and he and the City Council are determined to do whatever it takes to eradicate it.

 

 

Starkville school board names finalists for superintendent job

Posted 1/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District's Walter Gonsoulin is one of four in-state semifinalists and one of five for the vacant superintendent job at Starkville. The Starkville schools board of trustees released Friday a list of semifinalists -- the first time names have been revealed during the search -- and announced its plans for interviews. "I don't want to say too much right now, but I will say I'm extremely thankful for the board's interest in me," Gonsoulin said following Friday's meeting. "I'm really looking forward to the interview process."

 

Vikings coach, Columbus native Leslie Frazier reflects on season

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adversity is going to make Leslie Frazier stronger. The Columbus native certainly experienced a fair share of setbacks and change in his first full season as head coach of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.

 

Celebrity rooster back home in Ocean Springs

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

Carl the rooster is back in Ocean Springs. Carl is one of a small band of roaming roosters who have become a quirky novelty of downtown Ocean Springs.

 

 

Improvements planned for Bluecutt Road

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bluecutt Road is expected to see $1 million in improvements in the coming months. The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to widen the turning lanes at the intersection of Bluecutt and Military roads, where Huddle House is located, and at Bluecutt and Seventh Street North, near Heritage Academy.

 

 

City of Columbus moving forward on pedestrian bridge project

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is moving forward on the renovation of the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway into a pedestrian walkway.

 

 

Supreme Court ruling confuses religious workers

Posted 1/21/2012 in National

DETROIT -- Aleeza Adelman teaches Jewish studies at a Jewish school, yet she considers herself a teacher whose subject is religion, not a religious teacher. She's rethinking how to define her job after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling left her wondering what could happen if she ever needed to defend her right to keep it.

 

 

Police to meet with subject in BCS video

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- An Alabama sheriff says a relative is on his way to New Orleans to meet with police in connection with a video taken after the BCS football championship game that appears to show an unconscious LSU fan being abused by someone in Alabama attire.

 

 

Two Pascagoula teens arrested, accused of vandalism

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

PASCAGOULA -- Two teenagers have been arrested, accused of setting fires at Pascagoula's recreation complex.

 

 

DA seeks home of doctor nabbed in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

VICKSBURG-- The Vicksburg home of a Tallulah, La., doctor who was arrested on 300 counts of prescription fraud is the target of a forfeiture civil suit brought by Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith.

 

 

Four sentenced in drug case

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

HATTIESBURG -- A federal judge has sentenced four people who authorities say were involved in a south Mississippi methamphetamine distribution ring.

 

 

Governor's Mansion trusties booted in Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has ended a decades-long practice of state prison trusties working at the Governor's Mansion.

 

 

Report backs changes to college employee plan

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- A study of a special retirement savings plan for Mississippi public university employees recommends changing how the state's contribution levels are set.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

Judge dismisses challenge to uniform policy

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

TUPELO -- A federal judge has upheld a uniform policy in Lee County that requires detention center officers to wear pants furnished by the sheriff's department.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Business

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

Starkville man wanted in purse snatching incident

Posted 1/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at a restaurant Thursday.

 

 

CMSD students raise $1,700 for Caps for Kids

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from Columbus Middle School and Columbus High School raised $1,700 last week to bring cheer to children fighting cancer.

 

 

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