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Bill Luckett: 'I love this state and want to make it better'

Posted 8/21/2011 in State

Not being a career politician is a quality Bill Luckett thinks Mississippi needs in its next governor.


Witness to history: Columbus native preserved the history of 10 presidents

Posted 8/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In life, he was the keeper of history. Presidential photographs, letters, memos, campaign materials -- nothing escaped the thin fingers and sharp eyes of the Columbus native who lived simply and died simply but touched time, leaving a signature of his own.

Columbus dentist enjoys role as extra in 'The Help'

Posted 8/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. John Fields isn't heading to Hollywood just yet, but he had such a ball as an extra in "The Help," he might have to give it some thought.


Police, pastors seek joint solutions to crime

Posted 8/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Columbus woman arrested at home for controlled substance

Posted 8/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday, and her baby was placed in the care of the child's grandmother after Columbus police officers responded to a 911 hang-up call and found a controlled substance on the premises.



Starkville rocks the park, Sept. 17

Posted 8/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cindy Melby's travels throughout the country with the band Nash Street opened her eyes to what events small towns can host with limited budgets. Melby, whose two daughters, Caroline and Hannah, are members of Nash Street, has studied event venues and planning in cities of all sizes.



Tenn-Tom ports apply for $30M grant

Posted 8/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County



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.


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