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Election Profile: Aspiring supervisors line up for shot at Oktibbeha District 5 seat

Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.



Starkville gets fat check for healthy habits

Starkville is the healthiest town in Mississippi, and it has the grant to prove it.


Fireworks on the agenda this Fourth of July weekend

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.

New Salvation Army leader looks to help local agency thrive

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a new director at the helm of the Salvation Army in Columbus, and though he's been on the job less than two weeks, Maj. Paul White is already shaking things up, dusting things off, and making changes he hopes will bring in more profits for the local agency.

B.B. King set to open MSU Lyceum Series

Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.


Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.


Vying for votes: Lowndes County candidates tout experience, plans for office

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County candidates wooed voters and tried to outmaneuver opponents Thursday at the second forum hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes County Political Action Committee.

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

Kior pieces together new, $200M plant

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.


Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 3 supervisor

As the lone Democrat, District 3 Supervisor and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvell Howard will face the winner of the Republican primary between Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Bennie L. Perkins.



Decertification election set for Omnova workers

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 4 supervisor

The District 4 Supervisor race features another rookie Democrat supervisor, Daniel Jackson, campaigning to keep his spot while a Republican challenger with an impressive record hopes to claim a spot at the table.



Oktibbeha deputy retires after 31 years of service

James Lindsey isn't ready to walk away from public service just yet, but he hung up one uniform Thursday.



Building Permits 6-30-11

Posted 6/30/2011 in Business

Building permits for June 21-27



Marriages and divorces 6-30-11

Posted 6/30/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 10-28



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