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Teens lead police on high speed chase in stolen vehicle

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged three juveniles for auto theft and burglary of a home after the juveniles led police on a high-speed highway chase Monday evening.



The search for a chief: Nathaniel Clark

Posted 10/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nathaniel Clark has been through the interview process before. He was an applicant and one of the four finalists for the Columbus police chief position in 2007 when the council voted to appoint Joseph St. John.


ChangeMob helps needy causes, rewards donors

Posted 10/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.


Final CLOPAC forum tonight at Municipal Complex

Posted 10/25/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.



Miss. giving white shrimp harvest a closer look

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources workers are sampling white shrimp deeper into coastal bays and estuaries than ever before, to see what remains in those nurseries, officials say.



Woman guilty of cruelty to animals

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

A 52-year-old woman has been found guilty of 11 counts of animal cruelty and ordered to pay $1,100 to the animal shelter where she tied 11 puppies to the fence after hours.



In Elvis' birthplace, Palin wears blue suede shoes

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin invoked Tupelo's most famous son in word and feet, delighting about 6,500 fans by showing up in blue suede shoes.


MS peanut growers get highest yields in nation

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says timely rains in early September made a smooth harvest for Mississippi peanuts, a crop that is in high demand due to drought in other peanut-growing areas.

1 in 7 NE Miss water systems cited for violations

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

The state health department found roughly one in seven Northeast Mississippi water providers in violation of regulations last year, for everything from contamination to monitoring failures.

DFA asks for funds for 2 state planes

Posted 10/24/2011 in State

The state Department of Finance and Administration has asked legislative budget writers for $250,000 in the next fiscal year to maintain two jets used by state officials.

Salvation Army kicks off holiday season Monday

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maj. Linda White will never forget the Christmas she spent serving the Salvation Army in San Angelo, Texas, nearly a decade ago. A needy family was scheduled to pick up a box containing food and Christmas gifts, but no one ever showed up.

Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience in an Afghan war zone

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Best-selling author Sebastian Junger has an explanation why young males return from war and conflict and have a desire to go back.

The search for a chief: Curtis Brame

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Curtis Brame, Nathaniel Clark, Sam Lathrop, Selvain McQueen and Robert Spinks. Those are the five names circulating throughout the city of Columbus, the five recommendations in the heavily-discussed Columbus police chief search.

Families of steel: Open house allows employees' family members an inside look at Severstal

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.

Fifth annual Sweet Potato Drop benefits local food pantries, residents

Posted 10/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- As the sun breaks over the horizon and the crisp fall breeze swirls fallen leaves along the road Friday, an 18-wheeler leaves Vardaman, "the sweet potato capital of the world."


Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

Posted 10/21/2011 in Area

WASHINGTON -- America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops ""will definitely be home for the holidays," President Barack Obama declared Friday.



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