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Judge mulls request to block gov. order

Posted 10/26/2013 in State



FDA proposes to make animal food safer

Posted 10/26/2013 in National



Both sides agree: No major budget deal foreseen

Posted 10/26/2013 in National



Fondling trial set for ricin suspect

Posted 10/26/2013 in State



Police chase gunman, hostages across Mojave Desert

Posted 10/26/2013 in National



Sharpton threatens store boycott over profile suit

Posted 10/26/2013 in National


Rufus Ward: The Ghosts of Black Creek

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next week two events, that appear at first glance to be unrelated, intersect. There is Halloween and the Columbus Decorative Arts and Preservation Forum, whose theme is Andrew Jackson's Military Road. While it may seem strange that these two events are intertwined, the answer is simple. The oldest recorded ghost story in the area is of the haunting of the Military Road (Highway 12) crossing of Black Creek four miles north east of Columbus.


Aldermen force long-serving court clerk from her position

Posted 10/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen effectively removed Starkville Municipal Court Clerk Debra Wood from her position Thursday by unanimously asking for her resignation by 5 p.m. today.



Starkville's Unity Park unveiling delayed

Posted 10/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Saturday public unveiling for Unity Park, a set of plaques honoring key national figures that played significant roles in the civil rights movement, is now delayed until an unknown date, supervisors confirmed Thursday.



Former Greenville school chief set to be sentenced

Posted 10/25/2013 in State

Former Greenville schools superintendent Harvey Franklin will be sentenced Nov. 13 for accepting bribes from the seller of a reading program.



Authorities ID suspects in Eupora officer's death

Posted 10/25/2013 in Area

A Eupora police officer who died while trying to stop a vehicle believed to have been used in a failed bank robbery has been identified.


Area arrests 10-25-13

Posted 10/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

Old Omnova site adding new tenants

Posted 10/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In July, Stuart Millner bought the 700,000 square foot structure that once housed Omnova Solutions Inc. in east Columbus.


Coaches Cup soccer tourney begins in Columbus this weekend

Posted 10/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of soccer players will descend on the Columbus Soccer Complex this weekend for the 2013 Coaches Cup Tournament.


Councilman Turner taken to court 3 times in 2 months

Posted 10/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilman Marty Turner was supposed to be in court Thursday. He did not show up.


Starkville police warning residents about utility scam

Posted 10/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department issued a general warning this week asking residents to be aware of scam artists calling homes and businesses while posing as utility companies.


More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

Posted 10/24/2013 in National

Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."


MUW Welty Symposium kicks off tonight

Posted 10/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Author Ellen Gilchrist will do a series of readings tonight at Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus. In addition to reading from her own novels, Gilchrist, a former student of Eudora Welty's, will read Welty's works as well.



Officials warn farmers of lawsuit scam

Posted 10/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Attorney General's office and the Better Business Bureau are warning people of a potential scam involving the Black Farmers & Agriculturalist Association.



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