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Maloney chosen as Growth Alliance VP

Posted 7/26/2012 in Area

The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance has chosen a new vice president for economic development. Link CEO Joe Max Higgins confirmed the hiring of Ron Maloney on Wednesday saying Maloney was the "hands down" choice for the position.

Universities land federal grant to pursue energy efficiency

Posted 7/26/2012 in Area

Thanks to a grant from the United States Department of Energy, three public universities in Mississippi will be sharing funding to support energy efficient facility improvements in order to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020.


Oktibbeha County unveils much-needed new website

Posted 7/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


Arrest nets 13 pounds of marijuana

Posted 7/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $30,000 in marijuana earlier this week.


Korean War vets to be honored in national ceremony Friday

Posted 7/26/2012 in National

On Friday, veterans of the Korean War will be honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Korean War Commemoration Committee and Department of Defense. The "Heroes Remembered" event marks the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.



KiOR CEO: Registration is a 'Green Light'

Posted 7/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday's Environmental Protection Agency announcement that KiOR was granted registration as a renewable gasoline product is "great news" for the company and the Columbus KiOR facility, KiOR CEO Fred Cannon said Wednesday.


NFL's Lee eager to make mark in restaurant field

Posted 7/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's not surprising that veteran NFL player Donald Lee is passionate about football. What may come as a surprise to some, however, is that Lee is equally passionate about the town that set him on the path to play in the National Football League.


Cyberstalking arrests increase as social media expands

Posted 7/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it is not an every-day occurrence, cyberstalking is becoming more prevalent in Lowndes County and Columbus. According to Police Chief Magazine, cyberstalking is defined as "an escalated form of online harassment directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. The action is to annoy, alarm, and emotionally abuse another person."



Blues Festival organizers pleased with turnout

Posted 7/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the dust hasn't quite settled on this year's festival, organizers for the Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival are already making plans for next year.



KiOR receives key registration from EPA

Posted 7/25/2012 in Area

KiOR is one important step closer to putting its products in America's gas tanks.



Trustmark profits dip as costs rise at Miss. bank

Posted 7/25/2012 in Area

Trustmark Corp. says profit in 2012's second quarter fell 2.7 percent from the same three months of 2011, as expenses rose and noninterest income fell at the regional bank.



West Lowndes' principal Reynolds retires

Posted 7/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday is the final curtain for West Lowndes High School Principal Clifford Reynolds.



Old West Point bridge ready for bids

Posted 7/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction will soon begin to repair the Old West Point Bridge.



Oktibbeha Courthouse will add security cameras

Posted 7/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of Oktibbeha County's courthouses could be beefing up security in the coming months. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visitors to the Oktibbeha County Circuit Courthouse may soon be seeing security cameras throughout the building.



Log jam of cases nothing new for circuit courts

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

While the majority of cases involve various drug charges and property crimes, judges with the 14th Judicial District are set to preside over trials on aggravated assault, felony DUI, armed robbery, kidnapping and various sex crimes as the July term of Circuit Court begins this week in Oktibbeha County.



Parents, merchants ready for tax-free weekend

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

Mississippi shoppers will get a break from sales tax this weekend as the annual tax-free weekend begins Friday at midnight. The tax-free shopping law was passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2009 as a way to help families with the financial strain of back-to-school shopping.


MSU Officials: Penn State sanctions are wake-up call

Posted 7/24/2012 in Area

The leadership at Mississippi State University watched with one critical thought Monday as the NCAA delivered one of the most unique and strongest penalties to Penn State University.


Lyceum schedule features diverse entertainment options

Posted 7/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Maridith Geuder, chair of the committee tabbed with selecting performances for Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series said the committee's number one priority is enlightening students, but there is, of course, more to it than that.



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