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Columbus releases police chief search committee list

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus released the final names of the members making up the 21-person police chief search committee. The committee is tasked with selecting a handful of qualified applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.

 

 

MUW garners national recognition

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women again has garnered national recognition by being ranked in the lists of top universities by U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly.

 

Senator: Correnti made solar deal more attractive

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, had high praise for Lowndes County's latest economic development projects, telling members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Wednesday afternoon that the county is "the envy of the state of Mississippi."

 

Columbus finalizes tax hike for city schools

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council finalized a $22.98 million budget for fiscal year 2012 on Wednesday. The budget matches expected revenue, and no funds are expected to be pulled from available cash, Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen said.

 

Columbus, United Way team up for 'Project Feed Columbus'

Posted 9/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are often unseen, but they are there. Every day in Lowndes County, senior citizens struggle between buying medication and paying for food. Parents struggle to stretch meals and dollars, often going hungry themselves to feed their children.

 

Committee takes center stage in chief search

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of 18 people share the same task: Help find a new leader for Columbus police. The search committee appointed by the mayor and City Council will meet to choose a select few applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.

 

 

House catches fire four times in two days

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County family is staying wth relatives in Crawford after a series of fires destroyed their home.

 

 

Citizens: Leash law would alleviate vicious-dog problem

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County is one step closer to adopting a vicious-dog ordinance. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held the first of two public hearings about the matter and presented a preliminary draft to roughly 25 citizens.

 

 

Light turnout for bond-referendum info fair

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Contested subdivision plan gets preliminary approval

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Sheriff's department investigates arson

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson following fires set to a trailer on back-to-back days.

Union: Ongoing strike is about 'right and wrong'

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A handful of employees on strike from Omnova Solutions gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday morning, hoping the day's National Labor Relations Board hearing between Omnova attorneys and the Local 748-L union would provide some hope that the ongoing strike will end soon so they can return to work in what they hope will remain a union-led company.

Community wants visionary, money-savvy superintendent

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the community got the chance to voice their opinions on the Columbus Municipal School District's next superintendent Tuesday night, with nearly four dozen people showing up at the Brandon Central Services office to present a wish list of sorts.

 

Board approves bed-and-breakfast

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Three arrested for disturbance at Columbus business

Posted 9/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Tuesday night for causing a disturbance at the Tobacco Warehouse, and one was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

Charles Hickson Sr., UFO abduction figure, dies

Posted 9/14/2011 in State

Charles E. Hickson Sr., one of two men who reported they were abducted from the banks of the Pascagoula River by aliens in 1973, has died at the age of 80.

 

 

Woman reports attempted sexual assault near MSU

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Revenues up from MSU research park

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

NBA, NFL players give back to home communities

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

MABEN -- When the Mississippi High School Activities Association did a recent walk-through of West Oktibbeha High School's basketball gym, they told school administrators and coaches they needed to replace its goals to host the district tournament this year.

 

 

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