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Family sues city for jail death

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It’s been more than three years since the death of 52-year-old Roosevelt Pernell Jr.



Center to West Point: consider our ideas

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.



Shooting suspects face armed robbery charges

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Two men suspected of shooting a man last year on North Montgomery Street are facing new charges in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.



Senate approves employment agency survival

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is on track to survive another year.



Unemployment rate drops slightly across state, Golden Triangle

Posted 4/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Department of Employment Security says Mississippi’s unemployment rate was 11.1 percent in March, down from 12.1 percent in February. The rate in Golden Triangle counties also dropped.



Kappa Alpha fraternity bans members from wearing Confederate uniforms

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

A college fraternity inspired by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has banned members around the country from wearing Confederate uniforms to “Old South” parties and parades after years of complaints that the tradition was racially insensitive.



Barbour sets special session on state pensions

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he's calling a special session for lawmakers to consider increasing the amount that state employees pay toward their own retirement.



Website planned for local Crime Stoppers

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

Approval of officers and discussion of putting together a Web page were among a few items discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.



Arrest report 4-22-2010

Posted 4/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following people were arrested on felony charges.



Absentee ballots ready for GOP primary

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

Absentee ballots for the June 1, 2010, Republican primary election are now available in Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar’s office at the Lowndes County Courthouse.



Citywide Burn ban in effect indefinitely

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Fire Department this week issued a burn ban throughout the city until further notice.



Construction to begin on Pat Station Road extension

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Construction on an extension of Pat Station Road could start within weeks, following action from the Starkville Board of Aldermen this week.



Starkville schools renew superintendent’s contract

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE – Starkville school board members met in closed session Wednesday to complete their evaluation of Superintendent Judy Couey, and they came away with a ringing commendation and an extended job contract.



Drug sentences top court docket

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The second day of the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term resulted in a number of drug convictions and sentences Tuesday.



School leaders: Merger not on the agenda

Posted 4/22/2010 in Area

An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.



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