March 15-April 3, 2012
Area arrests for the week of 4-2-12
The power of Mississippi University for Women's campus alert system became clear to President Dr. Jim Borsig when he saw a text message tapped out on an iPad and sent as a test alert to more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff -- all within a matter of seconds.
As the costs of higher education escalate, budget conscious parents and students often feel forced to choose between the college they want and the one they can afford. It's not easy on the institutional side either. Competition for student dollars is fierce, and a college in today's market needs every competitive advantage it can get.
Embattled Noxubee County School District Superintendent candidate Roger Liddell -- who owes the Hollendale School District in Washington County more than $100,000 -- wants Noxubee voters to go to the polls for the third time in a year.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 a.m. for 17 counties in Mississippi, including Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay. Other counties included in the watch are Bolivar, Choctaw, Clarke, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Webster, and Winston.
A banner on the window at Cal-City Grocery announced the longtime Caledonia landmark's impending reopening, but those plans were dashed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, when the store's new owner announced he would not be coming to town after all.
After publicly blasting Public Works Director Mike Pratt and his department at the March 20 Columbus City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens took a more civil approach to discussing the Public Works Department Tuesday night.
Pushcart Prize nominee Michael F. Smith's debut novel "Rivers" has been acquired by Simon & Schuster in a World English rights deal and is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.
For the past few years Mississippi University for Women students have participated in managing stock portfolios for the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of its TVA Investment Challenge.
A local attorney, who also is a former district attorney candidate, was charged with the sale of beer without a permit, possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to sell without a permit and 10 counts of violation of the Social Host law, after an early Sunday morning raid on his Caledonia home.
"Jacket Jam" was billed as a celebration of the 2011-12 school year, but in truth, you could pick just about any year in the Starkville School District's long history and find a reminder of it sitting in folding chairs in front of the Greensboro Center on Monday evening.
Designed to curb flooding, a detention pond sits adjacent to the East Columbus Gym on Lawrence Drive. A source of controversy since its inception, the pond is about to undergo a facelift -- a facelift one family hopes will change public perception of the pond and improve the quality of life for many of the residents of East Columbus.
A top law enforcement representative of Lowndes County next week will travel to Washington, D.C., for a special commendation from President Barack Obama.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be musical guests tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a number of weekend burglaries.
A special election for Noxubee County superintendent of education will proceed as scheduled, Tuesday.
On a typical day, Hopkins, 56, makes her circuit from the Colvard Student Union to the Research Park, a 30-minute trip she repeats continuously, from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
When acid reflux problems led Mississippi State junior Sherika Wheeler to visit her campus physician, she didn't anticipate medical advice that involved tractor-tire flipping and jumping rope.
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