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Shots fired near nursing home in Columbus

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Multiple gunshots were fired Friday afternoon near Trinity Personal Care Center, the Columbus Police Department said.



Health dept.: Flu vaccine available

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at public health clinics across Mississippi. The state Health Department says it's recommended for anyone 6 months and older.



Officer dies trying to stop fleeing suspects

Posted 10/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A Mississippi police officer was hit and killed Friday while trying to stop a car carrying two church burglary suspects as the vehicle sped toward a busy intersection.



Cause of death of woman found in Oktibbeha unknown

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said the official cause of death of a Hattiesburg woman whose body was found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 is still undetermined.



Meet the candidates: Election hopefuls featured in upcoming forums

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the months leading up to the 1995 general election in Oktibbeha County, then-circuit clerk candidate Angie McGinnis had a campaign schedule chock-full of public forums and speaking engagements.


Saturday Profile: Kevin Fitzpatrick, 911 operator, deals with the stress of emergency situations

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are the voices with no names, heard on police scanners at all hours of the day and night. Serving as the bridge between victim and responder, they relay the very important information to police, firefighters or ambulance personnel.


Legends 2 concert tonight at Riverwalk

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a jam-packed weekend for entertainment, but if you're looking for something to do in Columbus tonight, the place to be is the Riverwalk for the second annual Legends concert, which features four bands this year.



Medical situation, lack of room at jail results in release of shooting suspect

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police took James Demont Douglas, 30, into custody late Wednesday night after an incident involving a single gunshot fired, but Douglas was released a short time later because of complications over where he would stay overnight.


District attorney candidates plead their case

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forrest Allgood's challenger in the November election, Steve Wallace, criticized the operation of the district attorney's office, during a Thursday talk at a Columbus Exchange Club meeting.

Biofuels Conference: Secretary of the Navy says military can lead the way in alternative energy

Posted 10/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The concept of using organic materials and waste to create energy isn't as far fetched as it seemed when the movie opened in 1989. The United States Navy hopes to use biofuel to power at least 50 percent of its operations by 2020.


Grass fire spreads seven miles in county

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- The Oktibbeha County Fire Department Wednesday extinguished seven grass fires that splintered over a seven-mile area before they could reach trailer homes on County Lake Road and Polly Bell Road.



Traffic stop leads to drug, assault charges

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man fought with Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies and was jailed on nine charges after a traffic stop for a busted tail light on Sept. 28.



Caledonia businesses round out aldermen agenda

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new business owner arrived in Caledonia this week, another pondered the future during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.



Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-6-11

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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


A perfect match: Kindergartners develop real friendships with senior citizens

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every other Tuesday, 6-year-old Catherine Gulan visits her best friend. They sit and talk and perhaps sing or work on crafts projects. And it's always a bittersweet goodbye, after just an hour at play.

Fall tour of homes illustrates diversity of architectural styles

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The arrival of fall has brought a cornucopia of ways to spend the pleasant temperatures outdoors, and members of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation hope people will use the weekend to attend the third annual Fall Tour of Homes.


Columbus, Lowndes schools hold off on sex ed decision

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi schools have nine months to decide how they will handle a state mandate to incorporate "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-plus" classes into the curriculum, but not every district is rushing to make the choice.



The World-Changer: Steve Jobs knew what we wanted

Posted 10/5/2011 in Business

Jobs the CEO, Jobs the technologist and futurist, Jobs the inventor and innovator and refiner of others' ideas: All of them, in the end, relied upon another Steve Jobs who sewed the others together and bottled their lightning: Steve Jobs the storyteller, spinning the tale of our age and of his own success, and making it happen as he went.



Starkville schools to teach abstinence-plus

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- After a split vote Tuesday night, the Starkville School District will begin teaching safe-sex practices in addition to encouraging abstinence.



WANTED: West Point cracks down on overdue fines

Posted 10/5/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- If you're in West Point, make sure your name isn't on "the list." You could find yourself handcuffed and in the back of a police car.



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