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Arrest report 3-24-11

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Marshals have arrested a 23-year-old Columbus man for robbery after receiving numerous tips through Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.

 

 

Genealogy video conference set for Friday

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide interactive video conference Friday will bring experts on genealogical topics to County Extension offices in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Columbus tourism bill passes House

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and private legislation to add three members to the six-member Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board passed the Mississippi House of Representatives today.

 

Higgins: County emerging from economic 'dip'

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County are poised for their best year since 2008 in terms of economic development, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Wednesday.

With humor, 'serious stuff,' Williams' world comes to life

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even in his early career, Tennessee Williams tackled timeless issues plaguing individuals and society.

 

Firm to help Starkville improve efficiency, cut costs

Posted 3/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials are expecting increased efficiency to save the city more than the $5,000 fee it has contracted to pay annually for the municipal version of sabermetrics, a method of managing used in professional baseball based on objective statistics.

 

Columbus woman followed Tennessee Williams since the first act

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Palmer, 92, of Columbus, was among a neighborhood group in Memphis, Tenn., to get a first glimpse at an amateur play by Tennessee Williams. It was the summer of 1935, just before Ann Palmer's 16th birthday. Tennessee Williams, then about 25, was in town visiting his grandparents.

Camera catches Starkville man arrested on burglary charges

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man out on bond for robbery was picked up again Monday for burglary.

Starkville man jailed on meth charges

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A call to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Department landed a Starkville man in jail for manufacturing methamphetamines Friday.

New home for Oktibbeha Schools to be ready in July

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Everyone is ready for the opening of Oktibbeha County School District's new central office.

Presley: Telemarketing scams continue to rise

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Scams have advanced almost as rapidly as technology, and thousands of Mississippians have been taken in, according to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.

 

MSU Ragtime Festival highlights to air on MPB

Posted 3/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Public Broadcasting viewers will have an opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of the 2010 Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival when a special produced by the Mississippi State University Television Center airs March 24.

 

One Army vet's special op: Raising money for troops

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The military marching cadence of "left, left, left, right left," has probably taken on a whole new meaning for Corp. Matt Parrish, 31, a reserve combat medic for the U.S. Army, who hoofed it through Columbus yesterday as part of his "Trek for Hope."

 

Public hearing on Lowndes redistricting set

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents get the chance to weigh in on the redistricting plan approved by Lowndes County supervisors last week.

 

 

Lowndes County Circuit Court 3-22-11

Posted 3/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following sentences were handed down in the February term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

The earlier, the better: Bill explores age change for kindergarten students

Posted 3/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An extra two months can mean a lot when you're 5. Currently in Mississippi, children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten in the fall. Recently passed legislation could push that date back to July 1, as early as the 2013-14 school year.

 

Ex-councilman says he'll take drug appeal to Supreme Court

Posted 3/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former city councilman Kamal Karriem, who tested positive for cocaine while on probation in 2008, plans to appeal the revocation of his probation before the state Supreme Court, he said Monday.

 

 

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