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Councilmen trade barbs in redistricting discussions

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Wednesday began discussions on redistricting the city's six wards, during a specially called meeting at which Mayor Robert Smith was absent and Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin presided.

 

 

State may take over Aberdeen schools

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Board of Education is likely to vote Friday for the state to take over the Aberdeen school district.

 

 

4-County Electric plans outages

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association customers in southern Lowndes and northern Noxubee counties this month will face three planned power outages.

 

 

Dog owners urged to vaccinate pets as distemper cases rise

Posted 4/19/2012 in Area

 

 

EMCC holds annual Salute to Industry

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of the area's leading manufacturers and economic developers Wednesday were recognized, during the 23rd Annual Salute to Industry Luncheon at East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

Belle elected Aberdeen mayor

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Aberdeen voters have returned Cecil Belle to the mayor's office.

 

Main Street merchants concerned about lack of parking

Posted 4/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Alderman Tuesday faced a couple of delicate matters associated with the city's continued growth - downtown parking and redistricting.

 

City geared up Bulldog Weekend, Cotton District Arts Fest

Posted 4/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than 40,000 people are expected to descend upon Mississippi State University and Starkville this weekend, as the city will play host to both Super Bulldog Weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

CL&W general manager gives update

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale Tuesday discussed long- and short-term projects, during a meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club.

'A historic moment': West Point leaders tout alliance with Link

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

Clay County and West Point leaders Tuesday were effusive in their praise for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, as the entities signed a joint economic agreement at the Ritz Conference Center in downtown West Point.

City Council to police chief: Not so fast

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request from Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen to approve his new organizational chart.

Residents one step closer to clean water

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Frisco Road, Christian Circle and East Railroad Drive residents are fed up with no water, low water and rusty water that smells like rotten eggs.

 

Arrests made in death of Alabama man

Posted 4/18/2012 in Area

More arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.

 

 

Local students semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education said four public high school seniors from Mississippi, including Columbus and Starkville students, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

 

 

Police crack down on underage drinking over weekend

Posted 4/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was a busy weekend for the Starkville Police Department, as 56 arrest citations were issued, during a city-wide crackdown on selling beer to minors.

 

EMCC receives nursing accreditation

Posted 4/17/2012 in Area

After years spent meeting every requirement of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, East Mississippi Community College made the grade last week.

 

Driver shot on Highway 82 bypass

Posted 4/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was shot early Sunday while driving on the Highway 82 bypass, but the shooter has not been apprehended, and the Columbus Police Department has no suspects at this time.

 

 

Grilling on the River to make a comeback in 2013

Posted 4/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At Monday's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Harvey Myrick, who founded Grilling on The River, said the event would return in a "bigger and better" capacity.

 

Columbus Middle School sweeps Destination ImagiNation state finals

Posted 4/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School students Saturday swept Destination ImagiNation's state competition at Columbus High School, with four teams winning first place prizes in four categories.

 

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