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Starkville shopping center to get revamped

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Some call it the old Kroger building. Others call it Dirt Cheap. Either way, the obscure shopping center on Louisville Street has an identity crisis. Soon, though, Chestnut Commons will be a recognizable shopping strip.

Keeper of artifacts: Joan Wilson works to raise profile of Oktibbeha County museum

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Joan Wilson is so invested in Oktibbeha County history, you'd think she had roots four or five generations deep. Not quite.

 

Starkville woman finds closure in verdict

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan can move on. A Clay County judge Thursday found Robbie Norton, of Cedar Bluff, guilty of negligence and imposed a fine of $50 for running over Morgan with her vehicle on May 22.

 

Senior Citizens Unity Luncheon brings community together

Posted 11/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith hoped people would join together and ignore color during the sixth annual Senior Citizens Unity Luncheon at the Trotter Convention Center Wednesday, but it was hard to overlook Dora Stewart, who had donned a bright smile and a striking lavender suit -- replete with hat -- for the occasion.

 

'Strings for Food' offers guitar services for food bank donations

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With the help of a philanthropic Golden Triangle, a Strings for Food drive hosted by Backstage Music in Starkville Saturday hopes to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items to boost area food banks for the holidays. And, in this case, giving back may never have sounded so good.

 

 

Gonsoulin up for top school jobs in Starkville and Louisiana

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Walter B. Gonsoulin is among the 23 candidates still being considered for the district's top job. But he also is one of three final candidates in consideration for superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School District in Lafayette, La.

 

 

Deputy remains on leave pending shooting investigation

Posted 11/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Hatcher remains on administrative leave indefinitely after a Monday shooting. Hatcher was placed on leave until the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation completes its probe into the incident, where Hatcher shot a burglary suspect.

 

 

Bomb threat at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

 

College Board names MUW preferred candidate for president

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mood at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium Thursday evening was one of bated breath and then finally, finally, a collective sigh of relief as a video sprang to life on the overhead projector screen and the announcement was made: A preferred candidate has been chosen as the college's next possible president.

 

Building permits 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Building permits Nov. 8 - Nov. 16

 

 

Marriages and divorces 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Nov. 2 - Nov. 16

 

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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

 

 

Fifth suspect sought in home break-in

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CEDAR BLUFF -- One suspect remains at large, and four have been arrested in connection with a home burglary in the Clay County community of Cedar Bluff, Chief Deputy Eddie Scott reported in a press release.

 

 

Oktibbeha Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Nov. 8-13 According to Oktibbeha County Jail reports:

 

 

Still recovering from accident, Jan Morgan will face driver for the first time

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton.

 

 

Oktibbeha County renames roads to avoid confusion

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A woman who recently called 911 had to wait an extra 25 minutes before help arrived. She was on White Drive in Starkville.

 

Citizen CSI: Forensic director pitches volunteer crime investigation unit

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A plan proposed by the head of the Columbus Crime Lab would bring a whole new meaning to community policing. Trained community volunteers would respond to property-crime scenes and help investigators by collecting evidence.

Link event celebrates and encourages educators

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 1,000 educators gathered at Mississippi University for Women Wednesday, celebrating American Education Week and their years in the profession with a two-hour ceremony that was part pep talk, part pep rally.

 

MUW president: Top choice expected to be tapped today

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, the name of Mississippi University for Women's possible next president is expected to be revealed, as the college enters the homestretch of a months-long, 20-step process.

 

A new era: Tourism board works to overcome past controversy

Posted 11/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a full board of directors newly seated, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is moving past controversy to emerge as a strong agency with a clearly defined mission, board members said.

 

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