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AG Hood hires Mike Moore to sue BP

Posted 3/21/2012 in State

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed Tuesday to The Associated Press that he has hired former Attorney General Mike Moore and others to handle the state's claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


Sale Elementary, MUW receive award from Bryant

Posted 3/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Representatives from Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School and Mississippi University for Women's College of Education and Human Sciences Wednesday will accept an award from Gov. Phil Bryant for their partnership in the "Kids 'n College" program.



Starkville aldermen set limits for temp positions

Posted 3/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to advertise for a temporary, full-time worker to fill City Building Inspector Ken Honeycutt's position while he is on a leave of absence.



Justice Dept. seeks to shut down Columbus tax service

Posted 3/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United States Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer who runs a business in Columbus.


Columbus school receives second bomb threat in two weeks

Posted 3/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ongoing efforts to end the bomb threats plaguing the Columbus Municipal School District have been increased, with a public school safety meeting slated Thursday at 4 p.m. at Brandon Central Services.


Body found in February identified

Posted 3/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Skeletal remains found Feb. 14 in Oktibbeha County have been identified as those of a man who had been missing about 11 years.



Sanderson Plumbing acquired by Beneke Magnolia

Posted 3/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sanderson Plumbing's name is changing once again.


SSD announces parent of the year

Posted 3/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District announces the parent of the year.


AP analysis: Another round of base closings ahead?

Posted 3/20/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is receiving praise for his decision to revive a Mississippi council to battle potential military base closings.



Police investigating damaged property and burglary

Posted 3/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department officers are investigating a claim of damaged property.



Classes resume at Fairview after second bomb threat

Posted 3/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Classes have resumed at Fairview Elementary following the ninth bomb threat of the year for the city and county school systems. Students were taken to Fairview Baptist Church, where they waited while the premises were searched.


Merchants prep for spring, upcoming open house

Posted 3/17/2012 in Area

Maybe it's the extra hour of sunlight, slipping through office window blinds and begging workers to come out and play. Maybe it's the sight of wisteria running tangled and wild, knock-kneed calves in the fields, early flowers poking defiant heads above the earth and declaring spring officially sprung. Maybe it's the sneeze-inducing pollen, blowing through the air like Southern pixie dust, speaking of life, growth and Faulkneresque "wet seeds wild in the hot blind earth."


Project Feed Columbus looking for donations

Posted 3/17/2012 in Area

Project Feed Columbus, a joint effort between the City of Columbus and The United Way of Lowndes County, as well as local stores Food Giant and Wal Mart, will be ongoing through the end of March. The campaign is a canned food drive to help local food pantries and shelters.



City Council to decide on New Beginning church zoning variance

Posted 3/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A dispute between Columbus property owners and members of New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church will be heard by the Columbus City Council Tuesday evening.


Air traffic up at GTRA

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use.

Man arrested over illegal copies of DVDs

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with unauthorized copying or sale of recordings.

Saturday profile: Voter, candidate and now Circuit Clerk

Posted 3/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of Tuesday, Glenn Hamilton has now approached the ballot box from just about every conceivable angle.

Brigham touts county's accomplishments at Exchange Club

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newness of the job -- and his enthusiasm for it -- was foremost on Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Bill Brigham's mind Thursday, as he spoke to the Columbus Exchange Club.


Kemper plant reversal 'major victory'

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley called the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday reversal of a lower courts ruling approving construction of a Kemper county coal plant a "major victory" for Mississippi Power Company customers.


End of an era: Stansbury retires

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Bulldog coach leaves after 22 seasons, 293 victories


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