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City, county will meet to discuss strategic planning

Posted 10/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer confirmed plans are in the works to bring together the county governing board and the Starkville Board of Aldermen together for at least one strategic planning session.

 

Slain teacher called hero in fatal school shooting

Posted 10/22/2013 in National

SPARKS, Nev. -- Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang.

 

Weathers awarded Calstar contract

Posted 10/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors accepted a bid from Weathers Construction on Monday to renovate the spec building that will house a CalStar plant.

 

Consultant challenges CVB: develop better focus

Posted 10/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors revisited a proposed strategic destination plan Monday during its monthly meeting and will likely vote on adopting it next month.

CMSD board takes no action on McGill as superintendent

Posted 10/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has a new Chief Financial Officer, but there's still no resolution to who will serve as superintendent beyond October.

 

CVB to revisit strategic plan

Posted 10/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will revisit its strategic plan today at 4 p.m.

 

'Free the Girls' campaign fights human trafficking

Posted 10/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is urging other local women to band together and help a generation on the other side of the world.

Expert: Cancer patients need to 'stay active'

Posted 10/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With one out of every eight women being diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime, doctors are encouraging women to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

 

KiOR receives financial backing for Columbus II

Posted 10/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR, which announced last month its intention to build a second biorefinery in Columbus, has secured the funding it needs to move forward with the plan.

 

Higgins briefs CL&W on redevelopment options

Posted 10/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There will be opportunities for Columbus Light & Water to pick up some of what it lost when industrial customers such as Omnova closed their facilities. It's just going to take time.

EPA may penalize CL&W for sewage overflows

Posted 10/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "handful" of sanitary sewage overflows may turn out to be a "big deal" for Columbus Light & Water.

Columbus JA reaches out on bullying topic

Posted 10/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local organization is taking a stand against bullying by educating young students.

Crowd celebrates restored Old Tombigbee River Bridge

Posted 10/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A crowd was on hand to witness the Old Tombigbee River Bridge officially begin its second act as a pedestrian walkway and special event location at the Columbus Riverwalk on Friday.

Fledgling Reiki practitioner, oracle card reader seeks spiritual healing through alternative methods

Posted 10/19/2013 in Area

It's an upstairs bedroom in a Starkville apartment. There are lit candles in the window and some crystals on the floor. The walls are bare and the room is empty, except for a portable massage table. This is what Leslie Le Blanc calls her Reiki room.

Leaders to schedule joint county-city strategic planning session

Posted 10/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer confirmed plans are in the works to bring together the county governing board and the Starkville Board of Aldermen together for at least one strategic planning session.

Authorities capture 2 Fla. prisoners at motel

Posted 10/19/2013 in National

Two convicted killers who were freed from prison by phony documents were captured together without incident Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said.

IHL finalizes Mill plans; fed approval last hurdle

Posted 10/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mill development moved another step toward becoming reality Thursday when the state college board approved a series of agreements finalizing the project's plans.

Caledonia man facing more exploitation of minor charges

Posted 10/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An ongoing investigation has led to more charges of exploitation of a minor for a Caledonia man.

 

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