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Mayor's Thanksgiving luncheon set for Tuesday

Posted 11/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus mayor Robert Smith's annual Thanksgiving luncheon honoring Columbus and Lowndes County's senior citizens will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trotter Convention Center.

County seeks proposals for land use implementation

Posted 11/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Through Nov. 29, Lowndes County supervisors are requesting proposals from consultants to implement recommendations from a joint land use study on property at neighboring Columbus Air Force Base.

Storms sweep across Midwest, kill six in Illinois

Posted 11/18/2013 in National

As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out and "right on top" of them, Zehr said.


Pension results in Miss. mixed based on accounting

Posted 11/18/2013 in State



Rubio to anti-gay group: Nation's morality at risk

Posted 11/18/2013 in National



Viking layoffs concern Greenwood officials

Posted 11/18/2013 in State



Man killed after alleged break-in

Posted 11/18/2013 in State



Senate showdown over military sexual assault bill

Posted 11/18/2013 in National


Supes approve land purchase for future industrial use

Posted 11/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved a $5,504,391 land purchase using funds already borrowed from the Rural Development Authority in 2011 for three tracts of property at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park on Friday.

Starkville home to largest solar array in Mississippi

Posted 11/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For years and years the guys behind Synergetics were interested in solar power but never pulled the trigger. The biggest hurdle: cost. It just wasn't financially feasible for the Starkville-based information technology company, which was founded in 1992 and employs almost 50 people. "We didn't want to be green for the sake of being green," David Palmer, the company's 45-year-old CEO, said.

Hardy: Port authority 'close' to agreement with KiOR

Posted 11/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Port Authority board met Wednesday, holding most of its discussion about a potential land lease to KiOR behind closed doors because terms have not been finalized.


Showdown brewing over proposed cellphone ban

Posted 11/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least three Starkville officials have come out against a proposed board resolution that would ban public use of cellphones or smartphones, tablets and laptops during city meetings. The resolution is listed on Tuesday's consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are available for passage without board discussion, but it is likely at least one alderman will push it to the regular agenda, opening the floor for serious discussions on the resolution's merit.


Holliman appeals murder conviction

Posted 11/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man convicted of murder is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict.

Mississippi University for Women, EMCC joining culinary forces

Posted 11/16/2013 in Area

Mississippi University for Women and East Mississippi Community College are joining forces in the world of culinary arts. Students earning their associates degree in hotel and restaurant management at EMCC will now be able to "seamlessly transfer" to MUW to obtain a degree in culinary arts, the institutions announced Friday.


Bryant presents check to leaders in Smithville

Posted 11/16/2013 in State



Former Treasury Sec. to join private equity firm

Posted 11/16/2013 in Business



Spanish pianist could face jail for practicing

Posted 11/16/2013 in National



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