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Interfaith conversation to bring together local leaders

Posted 2/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, an interfaith conversation between five local religious leaders will be held Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. The event is free and open to the public.

 

McLemore: Identity theft on the rise

Posted 2/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lt. Wayne McLemore has been on the Columbus police force for 24 years. Over the years, he has worked in drug- and gang-resistance education, criminal investigations, the SWAT team and public relations.

 

Dudy Gras celebration ushers in Bulldog baseball season

STARKVILLE -- If residents hear a commotion around 4:30 p.m. in downtown Starkville today, there's no need for concern. It's Dudy Gras 6.5, the seventh annual parade and celebration signifying the start of Mississippi State University's baseball season.

 

 

Columbus mum on settlement in police shooting

Posted 2/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Details of a settlement agreement between the city of Columbus and the mother of a young man who was fatally shot by police in 2008 will remain confidential even when the paperwork is finalized, City Attorney Jeff Turnage said Thursday.

 

 

Child porn case moves to grand jury

Posted 2/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with exploitation of children had his initial appearance in municipal court Thursday.

 

Prayer and Patriotism: Vietnam prisoner of war shares inspiring message

Posted 2/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Sundays, they knelt in their dirty prison cell and prayed. At the end of every service, they pledged allegiance to the country no enemy could make them betray.

 

Business Briefcase 2-2-12

Posted 2/2/2012 in Business

GTR Airport receives regional FAA Award

 

 

Marriages and divorces 2-2-12

Posted 2/2/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces Jan. 25-Feb. 1

 

 

Building Permits 2-2-12

Posted 2/2/2012 in Business

Building permits Jan. 24 - Jan. 30

 

 

Second suspect sought in robbery of pizza delivery man

Posted 2/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old was arrested and another suspect is sought in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Jan. 11.

 

 

Colleges respond to K-12 changes with revamped master's program

Posted 2/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and students are used to seeing student teachers in the classroom. Through revamped master's degree programs, they also will get used to seeing student administrators. Mississippi University for Women is partnering with school districts to offer K-12 administration master's degree candidates internships at local schools.

 

Lowndes County poised for more capital projects, economic development

Posted 2/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The county is in excellent shape and poised for even brighter days ahead, according to Harry Sanders, president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

No foul play suspected in drowning

Posted 2/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five days after the body of a missing Iuka man was found along an inlet of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge said his department is close to finishing its investigation.

One of the 'Fab Five' signs with Mississippi State

Posted 2/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- On the biggest day of his athletic career thus far, Caledonia High School's Cole Carter shared a lot of laughs and hugged a lot of people.

 

Superintendent candidates: Current roles prepared them for the job

Starkville School District superintendent candidates Walter Gonsoulin and Michael McInnis share a common thread: They each wear many hats in their current position.

 

New Crawford fire station on Lowndes wish list

Posted 2/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to abandon library construction in Crawford because of a lack of funding. However, supervisors will pursue grant money for a new fire station for the community.

 

Body ID'd as missing Iuka man

Posted 2/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A body discovered on Bud Price Road in Lowndes County has been identified. According to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant, Robert Paul Martindale, 55, of Tishomingo County, was found dead when he was pulled from a boat dock along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Saturday afternoon.

 

MSU student association to restore campus landmark

STARKVILLE -- College students used to spend down time together, either walking, driving or sitting on a campus bench. Long before the days of tracking friends' every movement on Facebook and Twitter, Mississippi State University students had a gathering place known as "the bull ring," a capital D-shaped bench with a shade tree in the middle.

Brigham adjusting to the demands of supervisor's job

Posted 2/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newest member of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is learning, meeting and gaining an appreciation for others who serve in public office. District 2 Supervisor Bill Brigham is new to the board and to public office after spending 40 years in Columbus' banking industry.

Generations of signees share differences between past signing days compared to 2012

STARKVILLE -- Across the country, hundreds of athletes will sign National Letters of Intent today in front of crowds that can't await to watch them play big-time college football. These 17- or 18-year-old student-athletes will be celebrated simply because they will sign a piece of paper.

 

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