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Man sought for kidnapping found dead in Hamilton

Posted 9/25/2011 in Area

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

 

Sharp retrial to begin Monday

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The retrial of Leslie Sharp's murder case is set for Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.

 

 

Thursday night stabbing ends with three-car collision

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.

 

 

Caledonia passes 2011-2012 budget

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen passed the town's 2011-2012 budget Sept. 13, voting unanimously to lower property taxes by 0.25 percent after seeing another year of increased revenue and decreased expenses.

 

 

Caledonia Mayor on ethics violation: 'We'll do better next month'

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- The town of Caledonia's mayor and Board of Aldermen could face steep fines after violating the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to post notice of a Sept. 13 meeting.

 

 

New water association means lower rates for west Starkville residents

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.

 

 

Music, fashion show and food tasting highlight Downtown Block Party

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.

 

 

Oktibbeha man arrested for robbery

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man is charged with robbery after stealing cash from a man who gave him a ride from a convenience store, police said.

 

 

Columbus man charged with assault

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Derrick Ross Williams, 38, of 912 Oswalt Road in Columbus Sunday and charged him with four counts of aggravated assault with a weapon.

 

Salazar, Shelton stump at Exchange Club meeting

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On one side stands experience and tenure. On the other stands youth and energy. Independent Haley Salazar, the incumbent, and Republican Justin Shelton will face off Nov. 8 in the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk election. They spoke at the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday, pitching a portion of their campaign platforms and hoping it will stick with those in attendance.

 

Columbus officers encourage community policing

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are asking residents for one thing: If you see something, say something. A handful of residents attended the Ward 3 community meeting Thursday night at First Christian Church in East Columbus and discussed concerns within their neighborhoods.

 

 

Agents bust two prescription drug rings

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Narcotics agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit busted two prescription drug rings Thursday, concluding months of undercover investigation and culminating in arrests and/or charges against 21 people.

 

 

West Point offers 'park and ride' to MSU home games

Posted 9/23/2011 in Area

West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.

 

 

Police investigating third fatal shooting in a week

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating another possible homicide that occurred late Thursday night on the 500 block of 27th St. N.

 

 

Building permits 9-22-11

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

Building permits Sept. 13 - Sept. 21

 

 

Community members ponder future of downtown post office

Posted 9/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The possible closure of the post office in downtown Columbus has led some community members to think about how to save it and others to ponder what the space could be used for in the future.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 9-22-11

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Sept. 7 - Sept. 21

 

 

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