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King for a day, an inspiration for life: New Hope homecoming king helps family endure tragic losses

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every morning without fail, before Peter Jones Jr., catches the bus bound for New Hope High School, he hugs his father and mother. For Peter it's a simple act of affection. For his parents it is that and more. His father teared up last week talking about his son's hugs. "I'm an emotional type of guy anyway," Peter Sr. said. "But especially when it comes to my son."


Cable One, Turner reach deal to return channels

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cable One announced Friday it has reached an agreement with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. to return nine channels operated by Turner Network to its lineup, ending a three-week stalemate in contract negotiations.



Municipal clerk Wood resigns from court position

Posted 10/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Clerk Debra Wood resigned her position Friday after aldermen gave her the choice to resign for be fired, city officials confirmed Saturday.



CAFB plans for Veterans Day parade

Posted 10/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Mississippi looks at alternatives to exit exams

Posted 10/26/2013 in State



Columbus tax preparer pleads guilty in fraud case

Posted 10/26/2013 in State



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.


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