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Judge dismisses challenge to uniform policy

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

TUPELO -- A federal judge has upheld a uniform policy in Lee County that requires detention center officers to wear pants furnished by the sheriff's department.



GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Business

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.



Starkville man wanted in purse snatching incident

Posted 1/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at a restaurant Thursday.



CMSD students raise $1,700 for Caps for Kids

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from Columbus Middle School and Columbus High School raised $1,700 last week to bring cheer to children fighting cancer.



Mississippi economy 'feeble' but slowly recovering

Posted 1/21/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi's economy is slowly recovering but remains "feeble," an expert told lawmakers Thursday.


Saturday Profile: Elizabeth Simpson shares life in poems

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus. Poet Elizabeth Simpson's body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.


Poor weather forecast cancels inaugural parade

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has canceled his Saturday inaugural parade, after already postponing from Jan. 10, when he was sworn in.



GOP speaker names Mississippi House committee chairs

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn named leaders for the House's 41 committees Friday, allowing the chamber to move ahead with business.



Mississippi man arrested during TV interview

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

CANTON -- A Mississippi man accused of pointing a rifle at a neighbor was arrested during a television interview that began when he walked up to a TV crew photographing his house, which deputies previously had surrounded and searched.



Link finances meet first-quarter target

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.



Rescued Louisiana bear shot to death in Mississippi

Posted 1/20/2012 in State

NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana black bear was so scrawny when it was captured rooting through garbage about about a year ago, officials sent it to a rescue center to get healthy. There, it filled out its frame to 104 pounds and taught an orphaned cub how to forage and fear people.



Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.



Lowndes County Arrest Reports 1-20-12

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff's office.



Triangle governments launch joint initiative

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first meeting of a proposed approach to regional government included ideas on pooling resources to benefit the three counties and county seats in the Golden Triangle.



Police looking for two for failing to register as sex offenders

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. marshals and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for two convicted sex offenders wanted for failing to register with the state's sex-offender registry.



Planner, council map strategy for next 12 months

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is discussing ways it can improve its growth and aesthetics during the next year. At a city work session Wednesday morning, City Planner Christina Berry shared with Mayor Robert Smith and city council her vision for 2012.



Columbus officers say they can fill upper ranks

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission tabled action Thursday on proposed changes to allow lateral hiring after police officers assured them they have the education and experience to fill the department's upper ranks.



Read his lips: New taxes proposed for Oktibbeha County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.



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