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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.

 

Starkville Aldermen get back to redistricting

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen had gone more than three months without addressing pending redistricting until Tuesday night, when they received the first round of maps from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.

 

 

Aldermen discuss changes to peddler's ordinance

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The booming food cart industry is closer to spreading to Starkville. At least to the common areas of town.

 

 

MSMS proceeds to Science Bowl national finals

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama's efforts to help more students excel in math and science and his call in the State of the Union address for investments in a skilled American workforce, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, announced today that Mississippi School for Math and Science won the Mississippi High School Science Bowl Friday.

 

City planner beautifying Columbus one house at a time

Posted 2/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several houses around Columbus will get a fresh coat of paint just in time for spring thanks to a volunteer project that is the brainchild of City Planner Christina Berry.

 

Columbus proceeds with old river bridge plans

Posted 2/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The restoration of the historic Highway 82 bridge will take another step forward at tonight's Columbus City Council meeting. The council is slated to review project bids and discuss available funding.

 

 

Trainer's latest bond proposal falls short

Posted 2/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer Monday introduced yet another bond proposal to fix county roads and improve infrastructure. Like his last effort, it crashed by a 3-2 vote.

 

 

Grants could Help fund Oktibbeha Sheriff's Transport vehicles

Posted 2/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Monday discussed resolutions for a pair of rural development grants that would help fund two Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs for transport and a back-hoe to be used in District 5.

 

More questions than answers for victim's friends and neighbors

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An arrest was made Friday in a 14-year-old murder case which many believed had little hope of being solved. But for friends and neighbors of the victim, there remain more questions than answers.

 

Lock doors and windows say police after four home invasions

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of home invasions over the past few days led Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen to issue a public safety announcement Saturday encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked as an extra precaution.

 

 

McQueen: No promotions at this time

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen announced Saturday that he has decided not to promote any of the department's 69 officers at this time.

 

 

Charges dropped in shooting case

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charges were dropped Thursday against a 17-year-old arrested for shooting another teenager on December 29, 2011.

 

 

Holloway: SSD's strength is its people

Posted 2/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lewis Holloway is impressed with the extra curricular programs and the talented students in the Starkville School District.

 

 

Skeletal remains may solve Oktibbeha missing person case

Posted 2/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The skeletal remains found Tuesday in the Adaton community could help bring an 11-year-old missing person case to rest.

 

 

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