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Anthony Nelson named Democratic nominee in Lowndes County sheriff's race

Posted 9/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anthony Nelson will replace Selvain McQueen as the Democratic candidate for Lowndes County sheriff.



Sept. 11 Homeland grants improve Miss response

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Homeland Security grants after Sept. 11, 2001, helped the state prepare to handle Hurricane Katrina and other emergencies, Mississippi officials say.



Miss. court won't hear post-conviction petition from Michael Warren Willie

Posted 9/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Supreme Court sided Thursday with the state Court of Appeals, which said Willie didn't get approval to file a post-conviction petition and therefore an Oktibbeha County judge didn't have the authority to hear it.



Roaming dogs killing Natchez cats

Posted 9/12/2011 in State

Poor leash law enforcement has led to dogs mauling or killing more than 30 cats in the downtown area, Natchez residents say.



Video: View 'Stella' Shouting Contest

Posted 9/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Starkville firefighters, servicemen touched by 9/11 memorial

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- People didn't have to show to up to Fire Station One to pay tribute to the victims and emergency responders of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Starkville High School art students could have enjoyed a day the off instead of painting a memorial mural. The 13 businesses that donated food, flowers and money to make the memorial event possible could have saved a few dollars and passed the duty to the next business. But they didn't.


Family quarrel turns violent

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A slammed door resulted in two Columbus men being transported to the hospital for stab wounds and another being taken to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a Saturday night argument turned violent.



Sept. 11: On this date 10 years ago I was...

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The memory never fades. Ask anyone where they were that Tuesday morning in September 2001, and their recollection is as vivid today as it was then.



Starkville, Oktibbeha to honor firefighters with tribute events

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The call of duty, no matter the time or place, is part of the job for emergency responders. Even when the distress call is sent from more than 1,000 miles away.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.

Pastors struggle to find words to comfort on 10th anniversary of attacks

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten years is a long time, but the wound the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks inflicted on the American psyche has had a deep effect, prompting many to re-examine mortality, morality and faith. Even for pastors, the answers do not come easily.

Fighting for freedom: Columbus native saw 9/11 as a call to defend the country

Posted 9/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jesse Havard was a sophomore at New Hope High School, making his way from P.E. to English class. As students settled into their desks, "there (were) whispers of the towers in New York being struck," he recalled.


House catches fire for fourth time in two days

Posted 9/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the fourth time in around two days, a house on Pierce Road caught fire Saturday night in Columbus. Lowndes County District 3 Volunteer Fire Department responded to the most recent incident at around 10 p.m. Saturday.



McQueen cites Hatch-Act controversy as reason for bowing out of sheriff's race

Posted 9/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Accusations that Selvain McQueen violated federal law regulating the political activity of federal employees and civil servants prompted him to withdraw from the Lowndes County sheriff's race.



Sale blocked for some estate items from Gov. Finch

Posted 9/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- A temporary restraining order was issued Friday in Panola County to stop the sale of photos, official correspondence and other items from the estate of the late Mississippi Gov. Cliff Finch.



Two candidates out of governor's race

Posted 9/10/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi governor's race on Friday was narrowed from four candidates to two, with only the major-party nominees remaining on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.


Sheriff's deputies make arrests in auto burglaries

Posted 9/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Two men were arrested Friday in connection with an automobile burglary at The Pointe Apartments.


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