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MSU's Shaw targets Jan. 2012 for CottonMill Marketplace construction

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The log cabin that used to house Burger King is crumbling to pieces and should be a vacant lot in the next few days. Speculation of what new business is going to be located at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street spread through social network Twitter over the last few days.

 

 

Public transit system meeting tonight

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and Starkville city officials will hold a public meeting regarding plans for a free city transit system at the Gillespie Center at 610 Gillespie St. tonight at 6 p.m. Maps of the proposed routes will be at the meeting.

 

 

Maben man to serve 15 years for 2009 beating death

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Steven D. Love will spend 15 years in prison for the beating death of a Maben man in November 2009.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 10-20-11

Posted 10/20/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Sept. 20 - Oct. 18

 

 

Building Permits 10-20-11

Posted 10/20/2011 in Business

Building Permits Oct. 11 - Oct. 17

 

 

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.

 

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