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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.

Arrest report 10-10-12

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

Three arrested on fraud, drug charges

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three people on Monday on prescription fraud and drug-related charges in two separate incidents.

 

 

Salter named head of university relations at Mississippi State

Posted 10/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sidney Salter, current journalist-in-residence at Mississippi State University, will soon begin shifting his focus to his new role as MSU's director of university relations, but he plans to remain at his current post until the completion of several ongoing projects.

 

Feds: Man at LA airport had weapons, smoke grenade

Posted 10/10/2012 in National

A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and flame-resistant pants is not cooperating with federal officials working to discover why he was headed to Boston with a suitcase full of weapons, authorities say.

House speaker Gunn's tour draws overflow crowd in Columbus

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was standing room only Tuesday as citizens crowded into the upstairs courtroom at City Hall to voice their concerns, opinions and ideas to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

Injured cyclist says court ruling should be warning to motorists

Posted 10/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Clay County Circuit Court judge has ordered Robbie Norton to reimburse Metropolitan Casualty $220,080 for expenses incurred from a May 2011 collision that nearly resulted in a Starkville woman's death.

 

Murder trial continued for 8th time

Posted 10/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trial of a Sturgis man charged with capitol murder has been continued for the eighth time.

 

New wing commander asserts 'quiet leadership' at CAFB

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Jim Sears, who replaced former wing commander Col. Barre Seguin in June, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday, taking the opportunity to introduce Rotarians to both his leadership style and his vision for the base.

Area arrests 10-9-12

Posted 10/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

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