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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

 

 

Peter Imes: The accuracy of Wikipedia

Posted 9/22/2011 in Business

I'm teaching a class on social media for Mississippi University for Women's Life Enrichment Program this semester. Our first class was Tuesday night, and we started by reviewing some staggering statistics: 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, more than 600 million people actively use Facebook, 1 billion tweets are sent per week.

 

Pinwheels for Peace: Annunciation Catholic School students demonstrate what peace means to them

Posted 9/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They have grown up in a decade of conflict. Unlike their parents, they can't remember a time when the United States was not at war. It's intimated in the fraying yellow ribbons that can still be seen in many communities as quiet reminders of those who were called to serve. It is on the news, in the newspaper, on the streets and in the classrooms.

Columbus Police make arrests in felony shoplifting case

Posted 9/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested three people Wednesday afternoon for two separate crimes, one a felony shoplifting charge and the other an auto burglary charge.

 

Concert features Starkville schools music teacher, local bluesman

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.

 

 

Starkville schools ask for feedback on sex education, other proposed policy changes

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.

 

 

Body found by four-wheeler riders identified by OCSO

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.

 

Judge allows suit over lesbian's annual photo to proceed

Posted 9/22/2011 in State

A Mississippi federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by gay teenager Ceara Sturgis over the Copiah County School Districts refusal to include a picture of her in a tuxedo in the high school yearbook's senior section.

 

State coroner IDs body of woman found in Oktibbeha County

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.

 

 

Meetings to inform residents of crime-prevention strategies

Posted 9/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout the next few weeks, Columbus residents will get the chance to offer suggestions and opinions about local law enforcement.

 

Columbus native gives back with character-building workshops

Posted 9/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The arrest reports are dotted with names of people who made poor choices. Increasingly, many of the perpetrators, as well as the victims, are young people. It's an issue that has troubled Columbus native Kanesha Brown McCollum for a while, and eventually, the 1995 New Hope High School graduate decided she had to do something about it.

Church's plans for downtown theater on hold

Posted 9/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church received the go-ahead in June to relocate to the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus, but it may be a while before the church -- and the coffee shop they planned to operate -- becomes reality.

 

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