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Stabbing victim remains hospitalized

Posted 2/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday night after stabbing another man during an altercation.



Sturgis Aldermen table rally board's offer

The Sturgis Board of Aldermen Tuesday tabled a request that would have sealed the deal on the Red Hills Motorcycle Rally returning after a one-year hiatus.



Holloway chosen as Starkville superintendent

STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent. The SSD board of trustees unanimously voted Thursday to select Holloway, who has spent the last five years as superintendent of Bulloch County Schools in Georgia.



Marriages and Divorces 2-9-12

Posted 2/9/2012 in Business

Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 1-8



Business briefcase 2-9-12

Posted 2/9/2012 in Business

The National Asphalt Pavement Association announced that APAC-Mississippi Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co. has won a 2011 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.



Building Permits 2-9-12

Posted 2/9/2012 in Business

Building permits for Jan. 30-Feb. 7


Local woman aids in inmate escape

Posted 2/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville woman is charged with aiding the escape of an inmate.

Saddle up: The pros are headed to Starkville to rodeo

On Friday and Saturday, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is coming to the Mississippi Horse Park. Hosted by the Starkville Rotary Club, this event is the club's largest fundraiser each year. The members strive to not only make it an exciting, edge-of-your-seat event, but also donate proceeds to help support local youth through the tuition guarantee program.


Starkville officials clash over legality of stormwater charges

The Starkville Board of Aldermen tabled a measure Tuesday that would expedite drainage improvements in the city.



Bond set for Dutch Village suspect

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond has been set for the man involved in a Saturday night incident which injured a county Metro Narcotics agent and landed a Columbus police officer on leave pending investigation. Marvin Dale Kyles, 25, of 75 Glynis Road in Steens, was issued a $50,000 bond on the felony charge of aggravated assault on a police officer.



Columbus school district explores fundraising foundations

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's always nice to have a little extra money in the coffers, and city school leaders are hoping they may have hit upon a partial solution to a longtime budget crisis. Many districts have organized educational foundations to serve as the fundraising arm of schools, and the Columbus Municipal School District is exploring the option.



Columbus wants more from economic development arm

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins first arrived in Columbus, his only mandate from city officials was to get the town a movie theater. Nearly nine years later, Higgins received another mandate from the City Council in a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss retail, economic and regional development.



Turner appointed to Starkville school board

Jenny Turner is the newest member of the Starkville School District board of trustees. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to name Turner, who has two children in the district, to the five-member board. Turner will replace board member and former board president Pickett Wilson, whose term expires in March.



City to Harry Sanders: We want an apology

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus City Council retaliated Tuesday night against recent remarks made by a county supervisor. During the general comments section of the meeting, Ward 6 Councilman Kabir Karriem called for Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders to publicly apologize for comments made during a speech at a local civic club.



Columbus schools cut 59 positions

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday was grim across the Columbus Municipal School District, with approximately 59 teachers and support staff learning their contracts will not be renewed. Only a few members of the public were present for an afternoon press conference at Brandon Central Services, where Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell made the announcement.



Murder, assault cases continued in Oktibbeha Circuit Court

The high-profile cases of the January term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court were continued Tuesday. The defense team of George Johnson, 21, or Weir, filed a motion to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial. Johnson will be evaluated at the state hospital in Whitefield. Johnson's case was continued to the April term.



Police push for internal promotions

Posted 2/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An ongoing debate within the Columbus Police Department continued Tuesday during the meeting of the mayor and City Council. Police Chief Selvain McQueen appeared before the board seeking approval for updated policies regarding lateral hiring and departmental promotions.



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