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Lowndes explores vo-tech school

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board continued Friday to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district, but even if approved, it could be two years or more before it becomes reality.



Repaving of Hwy 69 to begin Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

APAC will begin asphalt paving on Highway 69 Tuesday, from Highway 182 southward for approximately 2.6 miles.



STD risks particularly high among Mississippi teens

Posted 10/13/2012 in Area

It's a typical fall evening in Columbus. Hundreds have packed the stands at Columbus High School to cheer the Falcons to victory for their homecoming game. At the top of the bleachers, away from their parents and out of earshot of teachers, a group of young boys have gathered. As it often does with teenage boys, the conversation turns to sex.


Oktibbeha hospital sale still possible says supe

Posted 10/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said he will continue to bring the possibility of a bond issue and the county's health care concerns to the forefront of discussion Monday night at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Pumpkinpalooza adds a bit of 'madness' to celebration

Posted 10/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Main Street in downtown Starkville will be closed this afternoon from Jackson Street to Washington Street at 3 p.m. in order to begin preparations for the city's fourth annual Pumpkinpalooza later tonight.

Link'd Young Professionals to get a little older

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, the Link'd Young Professionals faced a dilemma: Membership was down, participation was low and an organization filled with potential seemed destined to go the way of Ma Bell and the rotary-dial phone.


Columbus comprehensive plan awaits approval

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than three years of discussion, the Columbus Comprehensive Plan should be approved before Thanksgiving.


Employees anxious after Country Club sale

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, the country club, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, was sold at court auction to East Mississippi Community College for $1.6 million. While EMCC officials indicate the club's staff may be able to retain their jobs, uncertainty permeates the facility.


Diversity Day more than 'black and white'

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week of learning more about people and their traditions and customs will culminate Saturday as Diversity Day will be recognized by Community Counseling Services at the request of the Department of Mental Health.


United Way brings big trucks, kids together

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maybe it's the way big trucks are so formidable and loud. Maybe it's the way they are so powerful -- capable of awe-inducing feats. Whatever the reason, they seem to exercise an almost hypnotic hold on children, eliciting a fascination that sometimes continues long into adulthood.

Three Eupora men arrested for Starkville thefts

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three men have been arrested and charged with the break-in and theft from a pair of Starkville businesses.


Six escape injury in early-morning fire

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If a family on Blackjack Road had not had a working smoke detector, the consequences of a Tuesday morning kitchen fire could have been tragic.


Arrest report 10-11-12

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

Three Columbus men arrested on drug charges

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three men last week on drug-related charges. One of the men was also charged with possession of stolen property.


Zoning commission approves housing project

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Originally, it did not look as though the Starkville Zoning and Planning Commission was going to recommend approval of a proposed corporate housing complex in the Thad Cochran Research Park, but after two provisions were added Tuesday night, the commission unanimously agreed to give a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen.


Child killed in Biloxi previously lived in Caledonia

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blake Lee Terrell formerly of Caledonia, died Tuesday night after being hit by a car in Biloxi.


US foreclosure filings hit 5-year low in Sept.

Posted 10/11/2012 in National

U.S. foreclosure filings dropped to a five-year low in September as fewer homes were on track to be seized by lenders.


Starkville's robotics team makes name for itself

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In only its second year, the Starkville High School BEST robotics team has attracted more than 40 students who commit their after-school time to designing, marketing and programming a practical robot, all in a span of six weeks.

CPD Christmas charity drive focuses on needs

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No child should be without a gift to open on Christmas morning. No parent should have to look that child in the eyes and try to explain why Santa visits some houses but not others. Winter coats, gloves, shoes and socks should not be luxuries.


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