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Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Business

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.

 

Joseph St. John resigns from E911 board

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.

 

Two in custody after Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Aberdeen men were arrested in Monroe County after fleeing north on Highway 45 from the scene of an armed robbery at Creekstone Chevron in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest man accused of statutory rape

Posted 10/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Demarcus Antwon Swanigan, 20, of 1905 14th Ave. N. in Columbus, was arrested Monday after being accused of statutory rape.

 

One man charged in Noxubee County shooting

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

MACON -- Noxubee County sheriff's deputies arrested James "Seymore" Dooley, 22, of 962 Cedar Creek Road in Macon, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Chief Deputy Terry Grassaree said.

 

 

Clay County to launch drug court program

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- By Nov. 1, misdemeanor drug offenders in Clay County will have an alternative to jail time.

 

Oktibbeha County Republican candidates speak at Sportsplex

Posted 10/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- During the Democratic primary elections for Oktibbeha County sheriff, candidates touted experience, experience and more experience.

Rotary Club raises money (and a balloon) for Habitat

Posted 10/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Door prizes, golf tournaments and bingo are so yesterday when it comes to fundraisers. If you really want to raise money, bring in a hot air balloon.

 

Child support charges rise in Miss.

Posted 10/10/2011 in State

Over the past year, about 20 people have been indicted on felony charges for not paying court-ordered child children. "We go after the worst of the worst and try to create a deterrent," Attorney General Jim Hood told The Clarion-Ledger.

 

 

Jack Hanna coming to MSU vet school for anniversary celebration

Posted 10/9/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the college's first graduating class with a two-day Pegasus Gala Oct. 14 and 15.

 

Shooting suspect turns himself in to police

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who Columbus police believe fired a single gunshot and struck the windshield of an occupied vehicle turned himself in Friday morning, according to Assistant Police Chief Joe Johnson.

Local businesses report increase in sale of guns and alarm systems

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.

 

Shots fired near nursing home in Columbus

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Multiple gunshots were fired Friday afternoon near Trinity Personal Care Center, the Columbus Police Department said.

 

 

Health dept.: Flu vaccine available

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at public health clinics across Mississippi. The state Health Department says it's recommended for anyone 6 months and older.

 

 

Officer dies trying to stop fleeing suspects

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A Mississippi police officer was hit and killed Friday while trying to stop a car carrying two church burglary suspects as the vehicle sped toward a busy intersection.

 

 

Cause of death of woman found in Oktibbeha unknown

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said the official cause of death of a Hattiesburg woman whose body was found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 is still undetermined.

 

 

Meet the candidates: Election hopefuls featured in upcoming forums

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the months leading up to the 1995 general election in Oktibbeha County, then-circuit clerk candidate Angie McGinnis had a campaign schedule chock-full of public forums and speaking engagements.

 

Saturday Profile: Kevin Fitzpatrick, 911 operator, deals with the stress of emergency situations

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are the voices with no names, heard on police scanners at all hours of the day and night. Serving as the bridge between victim and responder, they relay the very important information to police, firefighters or ambulance personnel.

 

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