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Lowndes public libraries receive Libri Foundation grant

Posted 9/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Artesia Public Library, Caledonia Public Library and Crawford Public Library, all branches of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, recently received more than 80 books each from the Libri Foundation.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Animal control officer encounters more than just vicious pit bulls

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, an animal control officer was simply "the dog catcher." Equipped with a net attached to a pole and a pickup truck outfitted with kennels, the dog catcher fetched the rabid dogs from the neighborhood and kept everyone safe.

 

Nine-year-old Ashley Sharp to rely on technique to win Judo tournament

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.

 

Alleged burglars lead SPD on high-speed chase

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Police are looking for two men involved in an attempted home burglary and high-speed vehicle chase Thursday night.

 

LCSO Chief Deputy: Arrests made in school bomb threats

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Greg Wright, three juveniles were taken into custody in connection to the two bomb threats at local schools.

Country singer to headline 'Rockin' the Park'

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Concert venues can vary between hole-in-the-wall bars to 70,000-seat stadiums. But there's one that brings out the best in country music singer Brinley Addington.

Bryant stops at steel mill as part of Jobs Tour

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, spoke at Severstal Thursday as part of his Jobs Tour, a multi-city jaunt which has led him from furniture factories to solar panel plants to chemical companies across the state.

Former councilman remembered as a 'friendly, funny guy'

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the words of Ward 4 City Councilman Fred Stewart, you never had a dull day with William "Billy" James. "He was a friendly, funny guy. He kept you laughing," Stewart said.

'A perfect fit': Columbus Red Cross office names Evans new coordinator

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Perneatha Evans moved back to the Golden Triangle from Las Vegas, she knew she wanted to make a difference in the community. What better way to do that than to volunteer with the American Red Cross, she thought.

 

Hatch Act continues to raise questions in sheriff's race

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Hatch Act is rearing its head again the Lowndes County sheriff's election, as officials question whether or not Anthony Nelson is eligible to run under the stipulations of the federal law. Democratic sheriff candidate Selvain McQueen withdrew from the election when the Hatch Act Unit began investigating allegations he might have been in violation of the law.

 

 

Lowndes passes $38M budget; property taxes remain the same

Posted 9/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents of Lowndes County who live outside of municipality limits will not see a tax increase this-coming fiscal year.

 

 

'Report cards': Lowndes improves; Columbus schools struggle

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Schools across the state received their "report cards" from the Mississippi Department of Education today, and the accountability rankings indicate that while there were some gains, the Columbus Municipal School District continues to struggle, failing to meet academic growth standards for the second year in a row.

 

Second school on alert after bomb threat

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second day in a row, local law enforcement and bomb-sniffing canine units were dispatched to a local school after a bomb threat. Shortly before 8 a.m., Columbus Middle School was placed on alert.

 

Board explores ways to keep storms from disrupting 911 computer system

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the towers at the Lowndes County Courthouse may be taken down. The E911 board of commissioners met Tuesday and discussed ways to keep lightning from striking towers at the courthouse and disrupting the Columbus-Lowndes County E911 emergency computer system.

 

 

Lowndes County arrest report

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

 

Severstal lawsuit concludes

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal steel company's dispute with former metal brokerage company is over. A circuit court judge ruled on Monday that "Severstal may purchase scrap directly from other vendors as long as the requirement of the first 30,000 gross tons per month is purchased from Jefferson Iron as provided in the contract," according to a press release from Severstal.

 

 

Oktibbeha County arrest report

Posted 9/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:

 

Broadcast group works with World's Finest Chocolate on Guinness record-setting campaign

Posted 9/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When you see a 12,000-pound, Guinness World Record chocolate bar paraded around the country in the coming weeks, you'd never guess it has a tie to Starkville.

Half of Lowndes neighborhood parks projects complete

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority moves closer and closer to completing its neighborhood parks project.

 

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