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After child mauling, County revisits vicious-dog laws

Posted 8/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

MABEN -- The lack of a vicious dog ordinance in Oktibbeha County could soon change. County citizens are outraged following the vicious attack of five pit bulls on the sons, ages 4 and 10, of Katie and Robertsen Riehle, Saturday on Self Creek Road. Both children were treated at OCH Regional Medical Center, while the older of the two was later transported to University Medical Center in Jackson.

 

 

Attorney requests tourism board documents on behalf of community members

Posted 8/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board went into a half-hour executive session Thursday, during a specially called meeting, to discuss potential litigation.

 

 

Building Permits 8-18-11

Posted 8/18/2011 in Business

Building Permits Aug. 9-Aug. 17

 

 

Marriages and divorces 8-18-11

Posted 8/18/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces July 22- Aug. 13

 

 

Business Briefcase 8-18-11

Posted 8/18/2011 in Business

Bobby Harper joins Renasant; Teresa Brooks named Realtor of the Year

 

 

Starkville Police Department realigned

Posted 8/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department has some familiar faces in new roles following a recent department realignment. On Aug. 5, SPD had 15 members of its staff change job responsibilities or assignments.

 

The race for retail: Various retailers, restaurants locating in Columbus

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has seen a flurry of retail activity, and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link says there is more to come. There have been several inquiries, and letters of intent signed, but the Link is keeping the projects hush until the companies either give the Link the green light to publicize them or release the openings themselves.

Wicker: U.S. debt 'Troubling,' 'astonishing'

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club received a surprise when they showed up for the group's weekly meeting at the Columbus Country Club: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., gave them a pop quiz on their knowledge of federal spending and the national debt.

 

Jury: Lowndes County did not discriminate against road department superintendent

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal court jury Wednesday found that Lowndes County did not wrongfully terminate former road department superintendent Howard Smart because of his race.

 

Baptist behavioral health facility set to open by January

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As director of behavioral health at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, David Johnson has noticed a growing trend: More people struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar disorder; more people weighed down by economic woes, job stress and the resulting depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings; more people seeking escape through alcohol and painkillers; more people needing greater help with every passing day.

 

Arrest Report 8-18-11

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Line by line: Columbus dissects budget

Posted 8/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council spent much of their budget meeting Tuesday scrutinizing the police department, in an attempt to make a dent in the $1.58 million they needed to cut to balance the city's budget.

 

Man recovering after brick attack

Posted 8/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man is in the Tupelo hospital after being hit in the head with a brick Tuesday night.

 

Budget meetings scheduled for Columbus City Council

Posted 8/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is holding budget workshops today and Thursday, as board members continue to work out the particulars on the $22.55 million budget.

 

 

Trash-pickup rates increase in Columbus

Posted 8/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beginning Oct. 1, Columbus residents will pay a dollar more for trash pickup. The City Council Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to increase Columbus Light and Water customers' monthly garbage fees from $14 to $15.

 

City of Columbus moves forward with annexation

Posted 8/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved final adoption of an ordinance adopting new city limits, Tuesday night. Adoption of the ordinance is the first step toward annexation.

 

McQueen solicits churches' help in crime prevention

Posted 8/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Can the church bridge the gap between lawbreakers and law enforcement? "We'll find out," Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said, Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

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