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District attorney candidates plead their case

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forrest Allgood's challenger in the November election, Steve Wallace, criticized the operation of the district attorney's office, during a Thursday talk at a Columbus Exchange Club meeting.

Biofuels Conference: Secretary of the Navy says military can lead the way in alternative energy

Posted 10/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The concept of using organic materials and waste to create energy isn't as far fetched as it seemed when the movie opened in 1989. The United States Navy hopes to use biofuel to power at least 50 percent of its operations by 2020.

 

Grass fire spreads seven miles in county

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- The Oktibbeha County Fire Department Wednesday extinguished seven grass fires that splintered over a seven-mile area before they could reach trailer homes on County Lake Road and Polly Bell Road.

 

 

Traffic stop leads to drug, assault charges

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man fought with Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies and was jailed on nine charges after a traffic stop for a busted tail light on Sept. 28.

 

 

Caledonia businesses round out aldermen agenda

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new business owner arrived in Caledonia this week, another pondered the future during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-6-11

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

A perfect match: Kindergartners develop real friendships with senior citizens

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every other Tuesday, 6-year-old Catherine Gulan visits her best friend. They sit and talk and perhaps sing or work on crafts projects. And it's always a bittersweet goodbye, after just an hour at play.

Fall tour of homes illustrates diversity of architectural styles

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The arrival of fall has brought a cornucopia of ways to spend the pleasant temperatures outdoors, and members of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation hope people will use the weekend to attend the third annual Fall Tour of Homes.

 

Columbus, Lowndes schools hold off on sex ed decision

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi schools have nine months to decide how they will handle a state mandate to incorporate "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-plus" classes into the curriculum, but not every district is rushing to make the choice.

 

 

The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

Posted 10/5/2011 in Business

Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas: All of them, in the end, relied upon another Steve Jobs who sewed the others together and bottled their lightning: Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went.

 

 

Starkville schools to teach abstinence-plus

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- After a split vote Tuesday night, the Starkville School District will begin teaching safe-sex practices in addition to encouraging abstinence.

 

 

WANTED: West Point cracks down on overdue fines

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- If you're in West Point, make sure your name isn't on "the list." You could find yourself handcuffed and in the back of a police car.

 

Local business owner arrested for assaulting police officer

Posted 10/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A simple code-enforcement call turned into an assault on a police officer Tuesday afternoon.

Felon leads deputies on high-speed chase

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

CALEDONIA -- A wanted felon led local law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase down the narrow, winding roads of Caledonia Tuesday afternoon before he was finally captured.

 

Christina Berry named permanent city planner

Posted 10/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christina Berry can remove the "interim" label from her position.

 

 

Starkville again considers limits on payday loan businesses

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- At least one Starkville alderman wants to limit the number of high-interest loan businesses in the city.

 

Program encourages fathers to get involved in their children's education

Posted 10/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The smiles on the children's faces were enough to tell Franklin Academy Principal Patricia Overstreet and Edward Yeates, founder of Father's Child Ministries, that they're onto something good. Tuesday morning, the two paired up for the second year in a row to bring fathers into a place they're not always seen -- the classroom.

 

Caledonia pay raises stand, mayor's veto fails

Posted 10/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Pay raises for a number of town employees in Caledonia were upheld by the Caledonia Board of Aldermen last night, after Mayor George Gerhart's veto failed by a 4-1 vote. Alderman Quinn Parham cast the lone vote in alliance with the mayor.

 

Officials share differing opinions over Sim Scott project speed

Posted 10/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As more days pass, Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks and Ward 5 Columbus City Councilman Kabir Karriem become more upset regarding the speed of the Sim Scott Community Center project.

Preservation commission eyes redrawing historic district maps

Posted 10/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans to create an ordinance outlining and protecting Southside Columbus' rich architectural history have hit a snag -- the maps under which the district was originally created are more than three decades old and must be redrawn.

 

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