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Families of steel: Open house allows employees' family members an inside look at Severstal

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.

Fifth annual Sweet Potato Drop benefits local food pantries, residents

Posted 10/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- As the sun breaks over the horizon and the crisp fall breeze swirls fallen leaves along the road Friday, an 18-wheeler leaves Vardaman, "the sweet potato capital of the world."


Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

Posted 10/21/2011 in Area

WASHINGTON -- America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops ""will definitely be home for the holidays," President Barack Obama declared Friday.



Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 10-21-11

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 10-Oct. 16:



Prosecuting attorney candidates outline juvenile needs

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Both have pertinent experience, but Lowndes County residents will have to decide whose experience matters more.



Two more arrested for YouTube video

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged two more individuals they believe took part in a burglary that was posted to YouTube.



Schweddy Balls? Not in Columbus

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.



New transit system to link residents, business and MSU

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Organizers trying to revive a transit system between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville have championed community involvement as the crux of the project.


Coach Miller returns home to beat Noxubee

Posted 10/21/2011 in Area

MACON -- The atmosphere was absolutely electric Thursday night on the campus of Noxubee County High School. Cars were packed to the road. One could hear audio from the video board in the end zone from miles away.

Community banks and credit unions flourish as customers react to fees

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.


On your mark, get set, go: Bully's 5K for United Way

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle is invited to help support Mississippi State University's local needs campaign by running or walking the 2011 Bully's 5K for United Way.



MSU's Shaw targets Jan. 2012 for CottonMill Marketplace construction

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The log cabin that used to house Burger King is crumbling to pieces and should be a vacant lot in the next few days. Speculation of what new business is going to be located at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street spread through social network Twitter over the last few days.



Public transit system meeting tonight

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and Starkville city officials will hold a public meeting regarding plans for a free city transit system at the Gillespie Center at 610 Gillespie St. tonight at 6 p.m. Maps of the proposed routes will be at the meeting.



Maben man to serve 15 years for 2009 beating death

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Steven D. Love will spend 15 years in prison for the beating death of a Maben man in November 2009.



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