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Man arrested while climbing downtown tower

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An inebriated man was arrested Thursday night after attempting to climb the E-911 communication tower near the Lowndes County Courthouse.

 

 

MSU sets training for farmers' market vendors

Posted 2/24/2012 in Area

The General Food Safety Training and Acidified Canned Foods Training for farmers' market vendors will be held March 13 in Pontotoc, March 15 in Gulfport and March 20 in Brookhaven. Golden Triangle farmers and vendors are encouraged to attend the Pontotoc session as none are planned for the area in the near future.

 

 

Religious briefs for 2-24-12

Posted 2/24/2012 in Area

Area events for the week of Feb. 20, 2012.

 

Second CHS bomb threat in a week

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat of the school year interrupted classes at Columbus High School Wednesday, and a 17-year-old suspect was arrested, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said Wednesday evening. Police believe the juvenile is responsible for Wednesday's threat, as well as the threat against CHS a week ago.

 

City moves forward with redistricting

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mandated redistricting of the six wards in the city of Columbus is officially underway. At Tuesday's meeting of the mayor and city council, Chief Operating Officer David Armstrong presented bids submitted by civil planning agencies before the board. The chosen firm will assist with redistricting by creating maps and advising the city throughout the process.

 

 

Ramsey's EntreLeadership draws crowd at MUW

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few things could lure an accountant from her desk in the middle of tax season, and Janice Hudson Burris felt the same way when she heard about Tuesday's seminar by the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

 

 

Weavexx earns record rebate through TVA

Posted 2/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Weavexx has been in business in Starkville since 1955. Like any company with longevity, Weavexx has made investments to cut costs and improve efficiency. Tuesday produced the greatest return on Weavexx's most significant energy investment to date, as it received a $208,962 rebate from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

 

Woman in custody after stabbing boyfriend, Lowndes Co. arrests 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old remains in the hospital this morning after being stabbed by his girlfriend Wednesday night.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Arrests for 2-23-12

 

 

Marriages and Divorces 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Area

Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 15-22.

 

 

Building permits 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Business

Building permits for Feb. 14-20

 

 

Business Briefs 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Business

Broadcast Media Group announces staff promotions and new insurance office opens.

 

 

17-year-old arrested for bomb threats at CHS

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat of the school year interrupted classes at Columbus High School today, and a 17-year-old suspect was arrested, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said Wednesday evening. Police believe the juvenile is responsible for today's threat as well as the threat against CHS less than a week ago.

 

 

Twitter forum to generate community feedback on direction of Starkville

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If you've got ideas on how to make Starkville a more "baller" town, an interactive forum is the place to be Monday night. The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Starkville Main Street Association will host a TweetChat town hall meeting on Monday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. via the hashtag #Starkville2012.

 

 

Another bomb threat disrupts day at Columbus High

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat so far this year was called in to Columbus High School this morning.

 

Ash Wednesday: Lenten season offers a time of prayer, repentance and reflection

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The green linens that drape the Confession table have been replaced with purple. The handmade wooden crosses have been brought from storage and swathed in silken sashes. The last indulgences have been indulged, the last fetes feted.

 

Council requires board appointees live within city limits

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new policy adopted by the Columbus City Council will impact those seeking appointments to numerous city boards.

 

 

Bids for bridge renovation to be opened Thursday

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $2.5 million restoration project for downtown Columbus is one step closer to fruition. Sealed bids to begin construction on the old river bridge rehabilitation will be opened at City Hall Thursday morning. Project manager Kevin Stafford appeared before the Columbus City Council Tuesday evening and asked the board to allow the project to move forward.

 

CMSD continues search for superintendent

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District moved forward in its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night, with the board of trustees meeting to review candidate resumes. In a lengthy executive session at Brandon Central Services, consultants from the Mississippi School Boards Association presented the resumes as well as additional information they discovered while backgrounding the candidates.

 

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