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Three arrested in accident Friday morning

STARKVILLE -- A Yazoo City man involved in a multi-car accident that sent two passengers to the hospital Friday morning was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. 

 

New Palmer Home director continues his life's mission of working with children

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steven Scott has dedicated his life to working with children. Now, the Whitehaven, Tenn., native has chosen to make Columbus his home, taking over as director of the local branch of Palmer Home for Children as former Executive Director Jeff Miller transfers to the organization's Hernando campus.

 

Owners of dogs who attacked two children charged

STARKVILLE -- The owners of five dogs that attacked two children in Oktibbeha County last month have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

 

 

State lawmakers approve Calisolar incentives package

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.

 

 

Unoccupied trailer catches fire Thursday

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A trailer caught fire Thursday morning on Thaxton Road in Lowndes County, but no one was injured, County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said.

 

United Way kicks off fundraising efforts, sets $550,000 goal

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Having a servant heart was the theme at Thursday's United Way of Lowndes County campaign kickoff. It was a theme attendees could relate to, as they wiped the sweat from their brow to enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans.

 

United Way kicks off fundraising efforts, sets $550,000 goal

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Having a servant heart was the theme at Thursday's United Way of Lowndes County campaign kickoff. It was a theme attendees could relate to, as they wiped the sweat from their brow to enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans.

 

Navigating cancer: Nurses lead patients through difficult process

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Betty Price doesn't remember much about that April morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She remembers the pain and the way she couldn't stop crying. She remembers sitting next to her husband, Otis Price, and learning that her persistent cough was not pneumonia -- it was lung cancer.

Woman arrested for embezzlement

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pauline "Bernice" Lile, 61, of 1256 Lee Stokes Road, was arrested Thursday evening for alleged embezzlement against Gordman Insurance Services.

Area teens get their first taste of the workforce selling drinks at MSU events

Their calves ache from climbing steps; their backs are sore from carrying a 35-pound drink case. They're lucky to be able to speak after game day, from screaming "Ice-cold drinks!" over the sound of 55,000 clanging cowbells.

 

Bond for MSU student accused in stabbing reduced

The Mississippi State University student accused of stabbing a fellow student had his bond reduced and will face an Oktibbeha County grand jury.

 

 

Dog that attacked child may be put to sleep

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The dog that bit a 10-year-old boy in Columbus less than two weeks ago might see his last day soon. The previous owners signed rights to the dog over to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society on Wednesday, and Humane Society officials said the animal may be put to sleep because it is too dangerous to adopt.

 

 

North Central United Way looking for corporate boost

STARKVILLE -- The United Way of North Central Mississippi wasn't immune to the downturn of the economy in 2010-11. The charity, which allocates money to 18 agencies in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston counties, experienced "one of it's lowest years" of giving last year, Executive Director Nikki Grives said Wednesday during the 2012 kickoff event at the Oktibbeha County Boy's and Girl's Club.

 

 

Business Briefcase 9-1-11

Posted 9/1/2011 in Business

Scott new Palmer Home director; Tubb is Health Link regional office manager

 

 

Marriage and divorces 9-1-11

Posted 9/1/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces July 30 - Aug. 30

 

 

Building Permits 9-1-11

Posted 9/1/2011 in Business

Building permits Aug. 23-Aug. 31

 

Emergency preparedness: Area response agencies test readiness for full-scale disaster

Posted 9/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It began at 8 a.m. when an armed man entered the building. The shooter fired at students on the first floor, and the emergency calls went out.

 

Tractor Supply attracted by Starkville's farmers, horse owners

STARKVILLE -- The retail growth of west Starkville will continue with Tractor Supply Co., which will open a new location in mid-to-late January.

 

 

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