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Columbus teachers honored for life of service

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1957, and Monday, people gathered at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to pay tribute, not only to King but to two local educators who have dedicated their lives to this principle.

Lesson from King: Lay a foundation for future

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to "make a way" for future generations. Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday's Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Former Gov. Winter delivers keynote address at King Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seconds into William F. Winter's speech Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast, the former governor asked the hundreds in attendance an obvious but sometimes obscure question.

Accused murderer says shooting was an accident

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.

 

Aldermen to vote on downtown rezoning

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After nearly three months of discussion and tweaks, the Starkville Board of Aldermen could vote tonight to rezone areas of downtown and Highway 182.

 

 

Update: One dead, one arrested after gun discharged in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident early this morning in Columbus resulted in one man dead and one female behind bars.

 

New tanker will decrease response times

Posted 1/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Minutes can affect rescue and make a difference in property loss when fighting fires.

 

TOPSoccer program coming to Columbus

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.

 

 

'The whole thing is outrageous'

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Prosecutor, victim's grandmother disagree with medical release of murderer

 

 

Commission to consider recruiting by current rank

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Civil Service Commission meeting next week could change the rank system when the Columbus Police Department hires experienced officers.

 

 

Wright: Increased communication will help combat burglaries

Posted 1/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recent law enforcement meeting has local agencies on their toes and ready to combat crime by working together. Lowndes County, Columbus and other nearby law enforcement agencies met Thursday afternoon regarding the recent outbreak of burglaries.

 

 

Lowndes man accused of having sex with teen

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 25-year-old New Hope man was arrested after authorities received information accusing him of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Nathan Page, of 519 Oswalt Road in the New Hope area, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with statutory rape. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said the investigation started almost one month before the arrest.

 

 

Local musicians beat down hunger with drums

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As an orchestral drummer and recording artist, Marv Dahlgren knows the power of music. Whether it was songs denouncing the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and '70s, or megastar collaborations to fight world hunger and poverty -- particularly in Africa -- in the '80s, Dahlgren, 87, has seen it all.

 

 

It's only natural: Students learn science hands-on through partnership, outdoor classes

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- These days, elementary school students are learning more about environmental science than going to the local dairy farm. Through the Youth Environmental Science Learning Center at Henderson Ward Stewart School, fourth- and fifth-grade students have a weeklong block each school year to supplement what they get from their textbooks.

 

 

Pizza deliverer robbed at gunpoint

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Domino's delivery man told police he had a gun put to his head Wednesday night. According to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen, a Domino's chain in Columbus received a delivery order to 2212 26th St. N. The deliverer went to the location a little after 11 p.m. when two males approached the delivery man.

 

Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Malone: It's all worth it

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few could have predicted that the girl sitting in a New Hope High School chemistry class two decades ago would grow up to teach chemistry at her alma mater. She didn't even like chemistry. But she was planning to go to medical school, so she struggled through it.

 

Barbour 'very comfortable' with pardons

Posted 1/13/2012 in State

RIDGELAND -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers -- decisions that outraged victims' families and dismayed even some of his most devoted supporters. Coming Sunday: Lowndes County woman speaks out about Barbour's pardon of man convicted of killing her grandson

 

 

Tempers flare at Lowndes County school board meeting

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County school board started the year on an eventful note during Friday morning's monthly meeting.

 

 

UPDATE: New Hope High bomb threat cleared

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.

 

 

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