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Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle

Posted 10/20/2011 in Area

SIRTE, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday by revolutionary fighters overwhelming his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

 

 

Candidate list trimmed to eight for MUW post

Posted 10/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews.

 

 

Study: Insufficient pipe sizes cause of Maple, Carver Drive flooding

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen has a better understanding of two long-standing trouble spots for storm water drainage after Tuesday's meeting. How to solve each issue will be a "process" moving forward.

 

 

Attendance for Legends concert lower than expected

Posted 10/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If it seemed like fewer people were at the second annual Legends concert, held Oct. 8 at the Columbus Riverwalk, that's for good reason: Organizers estimate there were around 450 fewer attendees this year, though they've not yet determined the cause.

 

 

A look at the top five Police chief candidates

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A quick Google search uncovers a lot of information about some of the five candidates recommended to the city by the search committee.

 

 

City amends alcohol ordinance

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It came down to a tie, and Mayor Robert Smith broke it with a favorable vote.

 

 

Resident asks Aldermen to address Westside parking concerns

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Turner Purnell's parking and safety concerns for Westside Drive will continue.

 

 

Extended alcohol sales at State Theatre discussed

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast. STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast.

 

 

Bioterrorism outreach must be enhanced, FBI analyst

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Terrorism is often associated with suicide bombings and militia-style warfare.

 

 

MUW celebrates annual Oktoberfest

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the pumpkins are in the fields, but if the still-warm temperatures have kept your autumn spirit at bay, Mississippi University for Women has the antidote -- the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held tonight from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Top five recommendations for police chief revealed at council meeting

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five applicants that the 21-person committee recommended as top candidates for the permanent police chief position were revealed Tuesday night during the Columbus City Council meeting.

Organizers say Caledonia Day was "the biggest blast we ever had"

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.

 

UPDATE: Authorities searching for Lowndes County woman

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

UPDATE: Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Tuesday afternoon that a detective made contact with Lowndes County woman, Gloria Jean Davidson, 24. Wright said "everything appears to be fine," and the detective who made contact is confident she will be going home soon.

 

Obama's former pastor keynote for Columbus' MLK celebration

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dream 365 -- Columbus' annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- now is "one of the largest" celebrations of the civil rights activist in the state, event organizer Learnard Dickerson Monday told the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.

 

MUW president interviews begin Wednesday

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's presidential search continues this week, with the first round of interviews being held Wednesday morning at the College Board in Jackson.

 

 

Supes set fines, penalties in latest vicious dog ordinance

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the latest draft of Oktibbeha County's vicious-dog ordinance, violators will face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

 

SFD responds to garage fire, saves home

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Swift work by Starkville firefighters kept a garage blaze from damaging an entire home Sunday morning. Station 3 of the Starkville Fire Department responded to 90 Leflore St. in the Rolling Hills subdivision off North Jackson Street at 8:11 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor called and alerted the three occupants that the garage was engulfed by flames.

 

DNA test should ID rape suspect

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police hope by the end of the week to have a positive identification of the man wanted for an attempted sexual assault on University Drive.

 

 

Life-at-fertilization push in Miss.

Posted 10/17/2011 in State

A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where voters are being asked to approve an amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.

 

 

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