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Omnova labor dispute continues

Posted 9/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the ballots are in, it could be weeks before it is decided whether Omnova Solutions in Columbus will become a non-union plant or continue to be bound to Local 748-L.



Police plan second crime forum with local pastors

Posted 9/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Interim Chief Selvain McQueen and the Columbus Police Department scheduled a second crime forum for Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Court Complex.



Local Dems tap Nelson for sheriff's race

Posted 9/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Democratic Executive Committee named Anthony Nelson as the replacement Democratic nomination in the Lowndes County sheriff election. Nelson, Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center administrator, previously ran for the Democratic nomination but lost in the primary election to Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen. Nelson will replace McQueen, who withdrew from the race last week.



Columbus schools ask for community input on next leader

Posted 9/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is moving forward in its search for a new superintendent, with a public meeting scheduled tonight to solicit feedback on the qualities the community would like to see in the city schools' next leader.



City to begin vetting applicants for chief of Columbus police

Posted 9/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The application phase is over. It's time for the city to begin choosing a permanent police chief. The application deadline for the position ended Thursday, and Pat Mitchell, Columbus human resource director, said the city received 82 applications.



Family of former Rebels' player sues Mississippi

Posted 9/13/2011 in State

A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.



Anthony Nelson named Democratic nominee in Lowndes County sheriff's race

Posted 9/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anthony Nelson will replace Selvain McQueen as the Democratic candidate for Lowndes County sheriff.



Sept. 11 Homeland grants improve Miss response

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Homeland Security grants after Sept. 11, 2001, helped the state prepare to handle Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies, Mississippi officials say.



Miss. court won't hear post-conviction petition from Michael Warren Willie

Posted 9/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Supreme Court sided Thursday with the state Court of Appeals, which said Willie didn't get approval to file a post-conviction petition and therefore an Oktibbeha County judge didn't have the authority to hear it.



Roaming dogs killing Natchez cats

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Poor leash law enforcement has led to dogs mauling or killing more than 30 cats in the downtown area, Natchez residents say.



Video: View 'Stella' Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Starkville firefighters, servicemen touched by 9/11 memorial

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- People didn't have to show to up to Fire Station One to pay tribute to the victims and emergency responders of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Starkville High School art students could have enjoyed a day the off instead of painting a memorial mural. The 13 businesses that donated food, flowers and money to make the memorial event possible could have saved a few dollars and passed the duty to the next business. But they didn't.


Family quarrel turns violent

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A slammed door resulted in two Columbus men being transported to the hospital for stab wounds and another being taken to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a Saturday night argument turned violent.



Sept. 11: On this date 10 years ago I was...

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The memory never fades. Ask anyone where they were that Tuesday morning in September 2001, and their recollection is as vivid today as it was then.



Starkville, Oktibbeha to honor firefighters with tribute events

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The call of duty, no matter the time or place, is part of the job for emergency responders. Even when the distress call is sent from more than 1,000 miles away.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.

Pastors struggle to find words to comfort on 10th anniversary of attacks

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten years is a long time, but the wound the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks inflicted on the American psyche has had a deep effect, prompting many to re-examine mortality, morality and faith. Even for pastors, the answers do not come easily.


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