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Marriages and divorces 8-4-11

Posted 8/4/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces July 28-31



Building Permits 8-4-11

Posted 8/4/2011 in Business

Building Permits July 16-Aug. 3



Columbus fire department responds to three small overnight fires

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Fire and Rescue was busy Wednesday night and early this morning, putting out three minor fires. Capt. Randy Rhodes, of Station 1, said at approximately 11:03 p.m. last night, the department responded to a call of an ice machine on fire outside a structure at 1202 Fourth St. S.



Columbus to examine driveway valley work

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After receiving numerous complaints, Columbus city councilmen voted Tuesday to take a closer look at how the Public Works Department decides which driveways get new street connections.



Parents, truants face steep penalties for kids missing school

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's the first day of school. Do you know where your child is? City and county students returned to school today -- or at least they should have, according to the state's Compulsory School Attendance Law.



Columbus police investigate third shooting in a week

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gunman walking through the parking lot of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Columbus fired upon a motorist early Wednesday morning as the driver attempted to turn off Fifth Avenue North onto Military Road.



Lowndes Sheriff's runoff confirmed

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

So close but so far away. About a hundred affidavit ballots brought Mike Arledge up to 49.69 percent of the vote (4,339 votes) for Lowndes County sheriff, still not quite enough to keep from heading into a runoff with Bo Harris.



Columbus businessman sued for defaulting on loan

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bank of Vernon has filed a lawsuit against Columbus businessman and Light and Water board member David Shelton, claiming he defaulted on an $887,734.84 promissory note.



Chick-fil-A to open January in Columbus

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a rumor that's been traveling the grapevine in Columbus for years. But Kenny Wiegel, building official for the city of Columbus has confirmed it: Chick-fil-A is opening a location in The Friendly City.



Gladney to face Bryan in Oktibbeha sheriff's race

As expected, Steve Gladney held off Charles Sanders for the runoff spot opposite Dolph Bryan for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Democratic nomination.



New Starkville fire station gets the 'green' light

Starkville's newest fire station lives up to the hype. From the outside, there isn't much to set Fire Station No. 5 from the other four around the city. It's actually a prototype of two other Starkville Fire Department stations.



Long-neglected Carver Drive ditch not in Starkville's 2012 plans; master plan tabled

The first public hearing of Starkville's proposed 2012 budget didn't include much input from citizens, though two aldermen criticized the lack of allocations for capital investments.



Oktibbeha school district ready to move into new offices

The Oktibbeha County School District finally has the keys to its new home. Monday, OCSD administration members began moving into their new building on Main Street after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the building for occupancy.



Local pilots come to the rescue of crash victims in soybean field near Raymond

Three members of the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol recently conducted a mission each could classify as "a first."



16-year-old girl dies in wreck

Posted 8/3/2011 in Area

A 16-year-old girl is dead after a crash in Aberdeen.


Columbus schools pilot teacher evaluations, incentives

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Monday's welcome convocation for Columbus city school teachers, educators had the opportunity to learn more about changes on the horizon.


Crowd protests Gulf States not getting bid on school field house

About 70 people dressed in green "Buy American, Buy Starkville" T-shirts packed the Starkville School District's board meeting Tuesday to protest the high school's new field house not being fabricated by Gulf States Manufacturing.



Bryan in runoff for Oktibbeha County sheriff's race

When the doors of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse were locked Tuesday, one county primary was still undecided. The Democratic primary for Oktibbeha County Sheriff saw incumbent Dolph Bryan, who has served in that role since 1976, finish with 2029 votes and nearly 600 more votes than the next closest candidate. With just 36 percent of the votes, Bryan will face a runoff for the second straight election cycle.



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