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Good eats: New school nutrition mandates cut calories and increase cost

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Child nutrition recommendations slated to go into effect by school year 2012-13 include offering fresh fruits and vegetables daily and increasing their portion sizes. Schools will have to cut fat, calories and salt and abandon deep-fat fryers in favor of grilling, steaming and baking.

Railroad stakeout: Officers write seven tickets for railroad-crossing violations

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2,000-horsepower Kansas City Southern locomotive lumbered along its tracks Friday, some Columbus drivers tried to beat the train.

 

Lowndes County school board going paperless

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County school board is going paperless. School board members now can access electronic school board agenda's at the Lowndes County School District website -- lowndes.k12.ms.us. By April, the electronic agendas will be available to the general public, said Tina Younger, assistant to the LCSD superintendent.

 

 

Home burglarized while family was at church

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When an East Columbus family arrived home from church Sunday, they found their Beech Street home ransacked of valuable electronics.

 

 

MUW community health fair to offer free screenings

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Severstal partners hiring

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifty new steel-working jobs are up for grabs.

 

 

More qualify for local races

Posted 2/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than three dozen people have qualified for the upcoming elections in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

School board candidates meet with aldermen Tuesday

Posted 2/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday is scheduled to interview four candidates for a seat on the Starkville School District's board of trustees.

 

13-year-old boy hit by pickup truck

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old Columbus boy was rushed to the hospital with a possible broken leg Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck.

Details sketchy in car explosion

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman and teen were burned Saturday morning when the car they were driving "exploded." Kimberly Diane Watkins, 40, and Taylor Nicole Watkins, 16, both of Jess Lyons Road in Lowndes County, were driving down Military Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. when the car exploded, according to Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright.

War of the roses: This Valentine's Day, flower shops fight to stay competitive despite higher costs

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may cost a little more this year to say it with flowers. Florists expect to pay more for roses this time of year; growers hold back a portion of their fields to meet the demands of Valentine's Day. But this year's costs have been driven up even more, due to rising fuel costs and a rainy growing season.

 

Special cat honored through MSU scholarship

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Stephen and Dava Imes of Columbus will always remember their cat Mac as being one of a kind, and they are ensuring his legacy lives on through a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship.

 

 

Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Thursday was the deadline for the House and Senate to act on general bills filed in their own chamber.

 

 

Rodeo begins tonight at Mississippi Horse Park

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Rotary Classic Rodeo begins tonight at the Mississippi Horse Park. More than 330 riders will converge on the 100-acre park south of Starkville.

 

 

Four die in north Miss. fire

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.

 

 

Man charged with raping woman in Columbus home

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is charged with raping a woman Thursday night while armed with a pistol.

 

 

Starkville Miss Hospitality pageant accepting entries

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting entries for Starkville's 2011 Miss Hospitality Pageant.

 

A snow day for working parents, too

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.

 

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