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Sheriff-elect Arledge: The win is 'what we expected'

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Arledge will be the new Lowndes County sheriff. Unofficial numbers show Arledge, a Republican, defeated Democrat Anthony Nelson Tuesday to win the sheriff's race. Arledge earned 61.3 percent, with 10,546 votes, and Nelson earned 38.5 percent, with 6,623 votes.



Election over, Candidates breathe a sigh of relief

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a tough week for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar, between running her campaign, dealing with the normal craziness of election week and coping with a last-minute absentee ballot snafu, which required the state to reprint hundreds of ballots after 550 had already been cast locally.



Wright 'relieved and overjoyed' after Lowndes superintendent win

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The "congratulations" started rolling in both in person and via telephone at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.



Two supervisor seats still undetermined

Posted 11/9/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Marvell Howard is used to a close race. He ran for a seat on the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors twice before being elected on his third try four years ago.



Gladney handily wins Oktibbeha sheriff's post

Posted 11/9/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One look at the votes for sheriff, and you'd think Steve Gladney has done this a time or two.



Miss. voters approve eminent domain restrictions

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment aimed at limiting governments' ability to seize property and hand it over to private developers. The ballot initiative on the power of eminent domain pitted landowner rights against economic development.



Fitch elected state treasurer in Miss.

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Lynn Fitch defeated Democratic and Reform Party candidates to win election as Mississippi's state treasurer in voting on Tuesday.



Reeves wins lieutenant governor; Hood wins AG race

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Tate Reeves of Flowood handily won Tuesday as lieutenant governor of Mississippi. Reeves defeated Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill. Democrats did not field a candidate in the race.



Republican Phil Bryant wins Miss. governor's race

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Republican Phil Bryant of Brandon won the Mississippi governor's race Tuesday, defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg. Bryant will take office Jan. 10 to succeed Republican Haley Barbour, who couldn't seek a third term as governor.



Miss. defeats life at conception ballot initiative

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

Mississippi voters shot down a referendum Tuesday that would have effectively banned abortions in the state, rejecting an initiative that said life begins at conception.



Who will it be -- Bryant or DuPree?

Posted 11/8/2011 in State

Mississippi voters are preparing to elect a new governor, fill all 174 legislative seats and decide three ballot initiatives, including one that could provoke a legal battle over abortion.



Twenty-three remain for Starkville schools post

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will discuss target dates for interviews for its next superintendent during tonight's board meeting at 6 p.m.



SHS grieves loss of gospel choir student

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a fatal vehicle accident Saturday night claimed the life of senior Breanna Hampton.



Supes set work session to finalize road names

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is still working through 911 readdressing issues.



Aberdeen night club shooting injures two bystanders

Posted 11/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aberdeen police arrested one man after a Saturday night shooting at a local night club sent two people to the hospital.


Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

Posted 11/7/2011 in Area

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.


Starkville police investigating Sunday morning shooting

Posted 11/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent one woman to the hospital.


In tough economy, Toyota plant brings Miss. jobs

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up working for a salvage company while he held out hope for something better.


State steps up AIDS fight

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

State health officials say despite past efforts to curb the rate of HIV infection, the number of people testing positive in Mississippi has hovered around 600 each year for more than a decade.



Update: Columbus man injured by gunshot

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a report of shots fired in North Columbus.



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