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Oktibbeha County schools adopt a new grading policy

The new grading policy makes weekly tests count for 25 percent of the grade, daily in-class work and homework assignments count as 50 percent and the nine-week test count as 25 percent. There will also be no grade lower than a 55 given for the first nine weeks.

 

Bond set for West Point man accused of murdering his son

Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son, Michael "Shane" McClure.

 

Voters get chance to meet Lowndes County candidates at Thursday forum

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With more than 30 candidates qualified to run for Lowndes County offices, many of the candidates are just names on paper. The Lowndes County League of Voters is looking to change that with a candidate forum on Thursday night.

 

Southside neighborhood could be added to Columbus historic district

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 

Rep. Alan Nunnelee: No quick fix for U.S. financial woes

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nunnelee answers questions about the debt ceiling and attacks President Barack Obama's health care plan, irresponsible federal spending and giving borrowed money to any foreign countries except Israel while in a financial crisis.

 

Columbus officer faces second suspension for crashing police car

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer is facing a 30-day suspension without pay tonight before the City Council after her squad car collided with another vehicle, injuring her and three elderly women.

 

Lowndes supervisors move forward on industrial park land buy

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County took another step closer to expanding its industrial park into a sprawling development-ready recruitment machine.

 

 

Clay County's David Winfield remembered as knowledgable, competitive supervisor

David Winfield, the former District 5 supervisor who passed away due to natural causes Saturday at the age of 68, leaves a legacy of unquestioned tenacity and preparedness.

 

 

Bond set at $1 million for West Point man accused of murdering son

Posted 6/6/2011 in Area

Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son.

 

 

Crime Report: Columbus man arrested on drug charges at club

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Here's a look at weekend arrests, including the arrest of a Columbus man early Saturday morning at the Grey Goose nightclub for possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.

 

Columbus Boys and Girls Club 'in the black' for the first time in five years

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.

North Columbus business owner fashions concrete headstones

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.

Alleged drunk driver claims he tossed drugs, guns during Columbus police chase

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through downtown Columbus Sunday night, hitting several vehicles before crashing into a fence at Mississippi University for Women.

Blaze sends unidentified Starkville man to Georgia burn unit

A Starkville man is recovering in a Georgia burn unit following a Sunday morning fire. The unidentified man, said to be in his late 60s, is a resident of Boardtown Village senior living apartments on North Montgomery Street.

West Point man accused of shooting son

Posted 6/6/2011 in Area

A 69-year-old West Point man is at the center of an investigation into the murder of his 48-year-old son.

 

Paperwork shows unauthorized use of district van by Starkville's Couey

At first glance, a paper trail detailing an out-of-state trip former Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey took seems to be an open-and-shut case for board action, but there may be more to the story.

 

 

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