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Foreclosure sales dropping in Miss.

Posted 8/25/2011 in Business

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

 

 

Building Permits 8-25-11

Posted 8/25/2011 in Business

Building permits Aug. 16-Aug. 24

 

Second Street South resident found dead in backyard

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Relatives and bystanders stood in shock this morning as the body of a resident was carried from his Second Street South home.

 

Republican candidates not in the Oktibbeha primary prepare for November

Posted 8/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- While eight Democratic election candidates in Oktibbeha County had to campaign for two primary cycles, their Republican counterparts breathed easy knowing they'd clinched a spot in November.

 

 

Armstrong Middle School break-in suspects caught on camera

Posted 8/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is looking for one juvenile and has another in custody in connection with two break-ins at Armstrong Middle School.

 

Community leaders: Next MUW head must have business sense

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly three dozen community leaders showed up at Mississippi University for Women's first in a day-long series of public forums designed to elicit feedback on the qualities the campus and community want to see in the college's next president.

 

Severstal in breach-of-contract, fraud suit

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal Columbus, a steel plant in the Lowndes County industrial park, is in the middle of litigation with its former metal brokerage company.

 

 

Lowndes Circuit Court 8-25-11

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth Circuit Court judges have processed several cases during the current session of court in Lowndes County. The session began on last Monday and continues through Sept. 2.

 

Movin' Maroon: MSU Students show off their alternative-fuel vehicle

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Renewable energy is often the elephant in the room when thinking of solutions to reduce dependence on foreign oil for everyday transportation. Gas-electric hybrids, electric and hydrogen fuel systems have been developed over the years, but the solution to mass-production hasn't yet been found.

 

Rain or shine, Starkville will party

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Hopefully, rain won't threaten the Friday night boogie this year. The second annual Downtown Block Party, the first installment of the 2011 New South Weekends events, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 23, the night before Mississippi State University hosts Louisiana Tech.

 

Bryan falls to Gladney in Oktibbeha sheriff runoff

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- There'll be a new sheriff in Oktibbeha County next year. Steve Gladney outlasted Dolph Bryan 2,753 votes to 2,322 in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff and will face lone Republican candidate Rudy Johnson in November.

 

Teacher's sexual-battery case continued

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case of a Lowndes County math teacher accused of sexual battery has been continued until the next session of Lowndes County Circuit Court in December.

 

 

Businessman, bank settle out of court

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bank of Vernon, Ala., dropped its lawsuit against Columbus businessman David Shelton. The parties have agreed to settle, according to documents filed in Lowndes County Circuit Court. In its suit, the Bank of Vernon claimed Shelton defaulted on a $887,734.84 loan.

 

 

New Hope voters push Wright through to November election

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Poll workers outnumbered bystanders at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday night, as election results slowly flowed in from the runoffs. Most of the candidates watched the results from home, but a few -- like county superintendent of education contender Lynn Wright -- milled the halls and manned their cellphones, sighing and grinning in direct proportion to each precinct's tallies.

 

 

East Columbus flood victims may get federal help

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Flood-weary residents and business owners in East Columbus will have the opportunity to vent their frustrations and explore federal intervention during a public meeting Thursday evening at Trotter Convention Center.

 

 

Sheriff's race set: Arledge vs. McQueen

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leading up to the primary runoff, Lowndes County sheriff's candidate Bo Harris was banking on getting voters to return to the polls.

 

 

MUW presidential search kicks into high gear

Posted 8/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a big week for Mississippi University for Women, with students settling into their classes and the search for a new president kicking into high gear.

 

 

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