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Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.

Where's the bacon? In cocktails, cookies and coffee

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The only thing rising faster than the price of bacon may be its overwhelming popularity.


MUW Alumni Association announces new board

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Alumni Association of Mississippi University for Women announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the university with the first meeting of the unified alumni organization.



Rollover sends teen to hospital

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old girl was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with moderate injuries after her sports utility vehicle left Caledonia-Steens Road and rolled over Wednesday afternoon near Caledonia.


Two Columbus men arrested for Monday murder

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged two men Thursday night with the murder of a 35-year-old College Street resident earlier this week. Police are still looking for a third suspect and possibly others.

Lowndes port preps for Kior, looks to expand

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Port Authority continues to make preparations for the Kior biofuels plant, currently under construction.


Airport looks to enhance its West connections

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is losing its Memphis connection, a $1 million grant could help it secure a contract with another airline, to enhance its West-bound connections.


Family escapes blaze as firefighters battle third fire in past week

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four adults and three children escaped a burning mobile home Wednesday night on Blackjack Road.


Building Permits 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Building permits July 5-13



Marriages and divorces 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12



Peter Imes: AT&T, T-Mobile merger has potential to bridge the digital divide in state

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.


Police search for identity of two suspected purse thieves

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Security cameras at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street recorded two black females suspected of stealing a teacher's purse June 22.


Election Profiles: The unopposed

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.



Preservation board considers ordinance for historic district

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission continued discussion Wednesday night of a proposed ordinance defining guidelines for the Southside district.


Middle-aged man charged with rape of 14-year-old

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 47-year-old Columbus man has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Gregory Darrell Harper of 1507 Washington Ave. was arrested late Monday at his residence after the victim's parents filed a report with Columbus police, according to Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.

Civil Service Commission upholds officers' suspensions

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bringing a climactic close to a heated hearing, the Civil Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to uphold the suspensions of two Columbus police officers.


MCVS to hold session for available service program funds, resources

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.



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