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CHAMPS program allows educators to brush up on math teaching skills

Posted 7/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If the word "math" conjures nightmares of memorizing the Pythagorean theorem and quadratic formula, take heart: Teachers across the state feel your pain, and many have dedicated their summer to learning how to teach math in a more dynamic way.

 

Columbus starts search for new top cop

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After firing Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John Tuesday, the City Council will take applications for his replacement through Aug. 25. If all goes well, the city should have a new chief within the next four months, said Mayor Robert Smith.

 

 

CVB board gives $35K to Legends concert

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After delaying its decision for a month, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted to make $35,000 available to the Legends Concert, which is looking to bring in REO Speedwagon and The Temptations.

 

 

Statewide, gains made on testing; local districts' results vary

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.

 

 

MSU boasts $29M increase in donations

Posted 7/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dismal economic times and a slow recovery from a recession have affected spending at all levels of education. But for colleges and universities, private donations to endowments and scholarships have dipped each year since 2008, when donors cut back 5.7 percent nationally, according to the Chronicle for Education.

 

 

Building Permits 7-21-11

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

Building permits July 12-19

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-21-11

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces July 2-20

 

 

Peter Imes: An explanation of phone hacking

Posted 7/21/2011 in Business

The recent phone hacking scandal in the U.K. has so far resulted in multiple resignations, arrests and the closure of a 168-year-old newspaper.

 

Fourth man charged with fatal shooting

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged a fourth suspect Tuesday with participating in the July 11 robbery and fatal shooting of a College Street resident.

 

OCC brings Christmas in July to Columbus

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Gabe Walker, of Atlanta, will be in Columbus Saturday to share the mission behind the Samaritan's Purse shoebox ministry.

 

 

Fishing tournament expected to boost economy by $5.5M

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing a national fishing tournament to the area, with the promise of generating $5.5 million in local impact.

 

 

Mother, child taken to hospital after morning wreck

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and her week-old baby went to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle for a checkup this morning after their 1997 Ford Mustang slid into a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Seventh Street North and Willowbrook Road in front of Heritage Academy High School.

 

Workers charged with stealing from Severstal plant

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Severstal workers were charged with grand larceny after at least one of them was caught on camera, taking materials from the steel mill.

 

Ford recalls Rangers for safety issue

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.

 

Fourth suspect charged with Columbus murder

Posted 7/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged a fourth suspect Tuesday with participating in the July 11 robbery and fatal shooting of a College Street resident.

Forks & Corks: Develop 'A Taste for the Arts' at Starkville Area Arts Council fundraiser

Posted 7/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A culinary challenge designed by The Starkville Area Arts Council will bring six chefs together to "face off" Saturday for "Best of Forks & Corks" bragging rights. Patrons will be the big beneficiaries that evening, as they sample some of the finest cuisine in the region and take part in a live auction. But the long-term beneficiary is the community at large.

 

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