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College Board names MUW preferred candidate for president

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mood at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium Thursday evening was one of bated breath and then finally, finally, a collective sigh of relief as a video sprang to life on the overhead projector screen and the announcement was made: A preferred candidate has been chosen as the college's next possible president.

 

Building permits 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Building permits Nov. 8 - Nov. 16

 

 

Marriages and divorces 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Nov. 2 - Nov. 16

 

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

 

 

Fifth suspect sought in home break-in

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CEDAR BLUFF -- One suspect remains at large, and four have been arrested in connection with a home burglary in the Clay County community of Cedar Bluff, Chief Deputy Eddie Scott reported in a press release.

 

 

Oktibbeha Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Nov. 8-13 According to Oktibbeha County Jail reports:

 

 

Still recovering from accident, Jan Morgan will face driver for the first time

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton.

 

 

Oktibbeha County renames roads to avoid confusion

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A woman who recently called 911 had to wait an extra 25 minutes before help arrived. She was on White Drive in Starkville.

 

Citizen CSI: Forensic director pitches volunteer crime investigation unit

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A plan proposed by the head of the Columbus Crime Lab would bring a whole new meaning to community policing. Trained community volunteers would respond to property-crime scenes and help investigators by collecting evidence.

Link event celebrates and encourages educators

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 1,000 educators gathered at Mississippi University for Women Wednesday, celebrating American Education Week and their years in the profession with a two-hour ceremony that was part pep talk, part pep rally.

 

MUW president: Top choice expected to be tapped today

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, the name of Mississippi University for Women's possible next president is expected to be revealed, as the college enters the homestretch of a months-long, 20-step process.

 

A new era: Tourism board works to overcome past controversy

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a full board of directors newly seated, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is moving past controversy to emerge as a strong agency with a clearly defined mission, board members said.

 

Mississippi County reports 15 hurt in storm

Posted 11/16/2011 in State

LAUREL -- Fifteen people have been injured in a storm system that swept through parts of Jones County on Wednesday, causing damage to dozens of homes and buildings in an area north of Laurel. Only one person was taken to a hospital. No deaths have been reported.

 

 

Morgan, Norton to meet in court

Posted 11/16/2011 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the two will appear in Clay County Justice Court after Morgan pressed misdemeanor charges a month ago. Norton, of Cedar Bluff, faces a charge of simple assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a fine of up to $500 and six months in jail.

 

 

Ordinance to allow complete streets in subdivisions from onset of construction

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen held its second public hearing to amend the city's subdivision ordinance to allow single-phase street construction. As with the first public hearing, no board members spoke against it.

 

Answering a calling: Starkville family working to adopt child from Ethiopia

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The calling is clear for Wesley and Meaghan Gordon: Adopt a child who "doesn't have a chance." The Gordons, entering their sixth year of marriage, are the proud parents of a 3-year-old girl, Mary Reeves, and 1-year-old boy, Murphy.

Pizza thieves arrested

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pizza delivery employees in Starkville can breathe easier. The Starkville Police Department arrested two men Saturday for their roles in an attempted armed robbery of a Domino's Pizza driver on Sade Ware Street and the armed robbery of Pizza Hut deliverer in Chandler Park on Reed Road on Oct. 29.

 

Wiseman pledges greater focus to drainage issues

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drainage: Everyone contributes to it, and everyone is plagued by it. The problem for the city of Starkville is how to adequately address and fund drainage projects. During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city's current drainage project master list, a 10-year plan developed by the previous administration, will soon be "millions of dollars" behind if the city doesn't restructure the way it finances.

 

 

MUW president search: Preferred candidate could be named Thursday

Posted 11/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for Mississippi University for Women's next president kicked into high gear this week, with second round of candidate interviews scheduled Thursday and an announcement of the preferred candidate's name -- if one is chosen -- expected to come Thursday afternoon.

 

 

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