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Downtown post office's fate remains uncertain

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-pronged proposal, structured to help the U.S. Postal Service recoup its fiscal solvency, will affect Columbus customers, but not in the way many had hoped.

Sandfield restaurant faces zoning challenge

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4th Quarter Bar and Grill sits on the corner of College Street and 23rd Street, nestled in a neighborhood of homes that survived an F3 tornado in November 2003. The local eatery, which is located on the grounds of a former car wash, will soon be looking to have its status rezoned from a restaurant to a nightclub, bar, tavern or lounge. The owner of the business, Donald Pope of Columbus, is scheduled to bring his request before the City of Columbus Planning Commission on March 5. But Pope may be fighting an uphill battle, according to building official Kenneth Wiegel.

 

Crawford man busted for 28 outstanding warrants

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most people who receive tickets pay the fines and never have to see Columbus Police Officers Lance Luckey and Kelvin Lee.

 

City extends a friendly welcome with new sign

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be the most talked about dirt mound in recent history, and community leaders are hoping it continues to draw attention for years to come.

 

'iHeartStarkville' currently underway

Posted 2/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For volunteers, their community service usually isn't lauded by those around them. Their benefit derives from taking pride in their community and, for many, fulfilling spiritual obligations. But when there's money, a competition and a party involved, there's more than enough incentive to push volunteerism to the max.

 

 

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.

 

 

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