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Miss. lends helping hand in Irene relief

Posted 8/28/2011 in State



Locals help with Irene relief effort

Posted 8/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than a century -- since the Galveston, Texas hurricane of 1900 -- the Salvation Army has dedicated itself to meeting the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims. Maj. Paul White, head of the local branch of the Salvation Army, wasn't surprised Friday when he got the call for assistance.



Police: Starkville man stabbed fellow MSU student

Posted 8/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- One Mississippi State University student was arrested and another is in serious guarded condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, following a Friday-night stabbing in the Cotton District.



A project with CLASS: Greater Starkville Development Partnership's Project Community Leaders Assisting Schools for Success helps students, teachers

Posted 8/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



Howlin' Wolf Blues Fest to host multiple award-winners

Posted 8/27/2011 in Area

Blues festival fans are an intrepid bunch, used to putting up with muggy temperatures, dust or mud to get their live fix. But the annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend in West Point offers a welcome break.


Community Counseling's new shops in West Point: Retail with real purpose

Posted 8/27/2011 in Business

When Elizabeth Schaffenburg unlocks the doors of The Shops at Community Commons in West Point each morning, she knows the day is going to be about much more than selling an antique armoire or a gently-read copy of a New York Times best-seller.


NBA star gives back with Travis Outlaw Day

Posted 8/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six years ago, Travis Outlaw Day started as a small gathering of roughly 100 people at McKee Park. Today, organizers expect close to 5,000 to attend the free, fun-filled day hosted by one of Starkville's most notable celebrities.


Plenty of roastin' and boastin' to go around at barbecue fest today

Posted 8/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Give Billy Sims a hot grill, a fine piece of meat and a barbecue contest, and he's rarin' to go. Today he and the rest of the River Rat Pig Porkers join dozens of other competitive teams at the annual Roast n' Boast, the Mississippi state barbecue cooking contest at Columbus Fairgrounds that will benefit the American Cancer Society.


Cruisers rev up for Saturday's 20th anniversary car show

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and Model A's will all strut their stuff at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday in Columbus.


Zipcar shared-vehicle service officially launched at MSU

Posted 8/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Having a list of places to go and things to do without a vehicle is a quagmire many Mississippi State University students face -- until now.


Concert showcases talent from gospel workshop

Posted 8/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If you're a fan of gospel music, you're in for a treat Saturday. Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ on Highway 182 will host a free gospel concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. Brandon Mitchell and Natchez-based gospel group S.W.AP. (Singers With A Purpose) will perform with the Peter's Rock choir for approximately three hours.



Residents consider moving from flood-plagued area

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents of the Masonic subdivision in East Columbus listened to Mississippi Emergency Management officials with frustration and cautious interest Thursday night as they explored a flood mitigation program which would not alleviate their problems but could offer escape.


College Board gets feedback from community members on the next MUW president

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A day-long series of public forums Thursday brings Mississippi University for Women one step closer to choosing its new president.

Tractor Supply latest retail addition to Columbus

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tractor Supply Co. is the latest addition to Columbus' retail market. The farm and ranch supply store is building a new store on Highway 45 North, just north of Creekstone Chevron.


Foreclosure sales dropping in Miss.

Posted 8/25/2011 in State

The number of Mississippi homes being sold in some stage of foreclosure has dropped sharply over the past year.



Business Briefcase 8-25-11

Posted 8/25/2011 in Business

David Gee; Dr. Marvin Lishman; Chase Frazure; Premier Ford Lincoln; and John Acker



Marriages and divorces 8-25-11

Posted 8/25/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces Aug. 6-20



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