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Councilmen express concern over police chief selection process and applicants

Posted 10/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box didn't hold back any punches Tuesday afternoon during a special-called council meeting when the topic of the police chief search came up. Box expressed his concerns and said he is "not happy" with the quality of candidates the council has to select from. He suggested the 21-person committee go back to the search and find more candidates to recommend.

 

EMCC StarStruck

Posted 10/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

East Mississippi Community College's marketing students are looking for local performers to compete in StarStruck, an annual talent competition celebrating its third anniversary. The show is set for Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cowbells Sports Grill in Starkville.

 

 

The search for a chief: Sam Lathrop

Posted 10/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than three decades of law enforcement experience under his belt, Sam Lathrop retired from the Beloit Police Department after disclosing information to the Beloit city manager regarding an intradepartmental relationship.

 

GTRA conducts emergency response drill

Posted 10/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Don't worry, Golden Triangle. It wasn't a real emergency Tuesday morning at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It was just a drill.

 

Aldermen bounce ideas for redistricting

Posted 10/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first work session to discuss Starkville's redistricting of voting wards ended Tuesday with aldermen sketching solutions on a four-foot map of the city.

 

Lowndes candidates speak at CLOPAC forum

Posted 10/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than two weeks remain until the Nov. 8 general election, and local candidates took to the microphones Tuesday night, making last-minute pushes to voters during the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee's final forum at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

Four sex crime cases continued

Posted 10/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four sex crime cases last week were continued in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

ChangeMob helps needy causes, rewards donors

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.

 

Final CLOPAC forum tonight at Municipal Complex

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.

 

 

Teens lead police on high speed chase in stolen vehicle

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged three juveniles for auto theft and burglary of a home after the juveniles led police on a high-speed highway chase Monday evening.

 

 

The search for a chief: Nathaniel Clark

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nathaniel Clark has been through the interview process before. He was an applicant and one of the four finalists for the Columbus police chief position in 2007 when the council voted to appoint Joseph St. John.

 

ChangeMob helps needy causes, rewards donors

Posted 10/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.

 

Final CLOPAC forum tonight at Municipal Complex

Posted 10/25/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.

 

 

Miss. giving white shrimp harvest a closer look

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say.

 

 

Woman guilty of cruelty to animals

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

A 52-year-old woman has been found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and ordered to pay $1,100 to the animal shelter where she tied 11 puppies to the fence after hours.

 

 

In Elvis' birthplace, Palin wears blue suede shoes

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin invoked Tupelo's most famous son in word and feet, delighting about 6,500 fans by showing up in blue suede shoes.

 

MS peanut growers get highest yields in nation

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says timely rains in early September made a smooth harvest for Mississippi peanuts, a crop that is in high demand due to drought in other peanut-growing areas.

1 in 7 NE Miss water systems cited for violations

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

The state health department found roughly one in seven Northeast Mississippi water providers in violation of regulations last year, for everything from contamination to monitoring failures.

 

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