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Columbus Housing Authority rated high performer

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Based on the agency's 2011 performance, the Columbus Housing Authority was rated as a high performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gunn, Harris to resign from Heritage at end of year

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy will lose two of its top administrators at the end of the school year, with Headmaster Tommy Gunn and Heritage Elementary Principal Yandell Harris leaving for headmaster positions elsewhere.

Sex offender arrested for failure to register

Posted 3/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Georgia man has been arrested by deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Fruth outlines plans for continued growth

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Economically, Columbus is poised to become a "shining star of the South," said economic development expert Bill Fruth, who noted a few caveats, some which didn't sit well with a group assembled Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to hear him speak.

Starkville economic development leader resigns

Posted 3/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's leading economic developer, Jon Maynard, president and CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, abruptly resigned from his position Wednesday.

Watercolor exhibit and acoustic guitar featured tonight

Posted 3/29/2012 in Area

The Columbus Arts Council hosts a gallery opening and reception tonight, featuring the work of international award-winning botanical watercolorist Hillary Parker. The Georgia-based artist's exhibit, "A Portfolio of Nature's Beauty," will be on display through April.

Arrest report 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of March, 18, 2012.


CLRA wraps up projects, looks ahead

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the commencement of spring and summer sports, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short already is looking to fall and winter. A $4.2 million soccer complex is scheduled to open in September, in the Burns Bottom area, which has Short hoping Columbus will catch soccer fever.



Mississippi State and MUW recognized by Higher Education Community

Posted 3/29/2012 in Area

Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are both being recognized nationally, with MSU being named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its community service activities, and MUW also being named to the honor roll.



Donations needed for Starkville Earth Week fundraiser

Posted 3/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donations are needed for a garage sale fundraiser, for Earth Week activities, Saturday in Starkville.


Business Briefs: Dawkins recognized

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Lynn Dawkins of Columbus, Miss., a District Sales Manager for Ceco Building Systems, was recognized for cumulative sales.

Business Briefs: Mize named architect

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Shafer & Associates, PLLC welcomes Brandon native, Tim Mize to the firm in the position of architect.

Business Briefs: Ketchum completes registration

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Shafer & Associates, PLLC - Office of Architecture based in Starkville, announces that Lindsey Ketchum has completed the registration requirement for the designation of Interior Designer.


Building Permits 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Marriages and divorces for the week of March 18, 2012.



Florida shooter's race a complicated matter

Posted 3/29/2012 in National

At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men.


Online group raises funds to rebuild barn destroyed by fire

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Little remains now. Just a simple white house, some charred timbers, and Jimmy Craddieth on the front porch, watching the sun slide behind the trees on Sand Road, just as his father used to do.

Business owner arrested for possession of khat

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus business owner was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday.


'Stand Up, Speak Out' youth rally aims to address bullying

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.



Ag groups, builders oppose Miss. immigration bill

Posted 3/28/2012 in State

Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they're against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi.



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