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City of Columbus honored with Altus Award

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus was selected as the first Air Education and Training Command community to receive the AETC Community Support Award (Altus Trophy), sponsored by the Altus, Okla. Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee, during a presentation at the AETC Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday.

 

 

Dudy Gras keeps growing

Posted 1/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Organizers of Starkville's annual Dudy Gras celebration are offering more activities at this year's event than ever before.

 

 

More qualify for local elections

Posted 1/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE-- More than 30 people have qualified for the coming elections in Oktibbeha County, while another 26 have qualified in Clay County.

 

Severstal ramps up for expansion

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The time is approaching for Severstal to begin hiring for 100 new positions to staff its Phase II expansion.

 

Jury finds Clay County man was killed in self-defense

Posted 1/22/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- After a four-day trial, a Clay County jury returned a not-guilty verdict Friday in the manslaughter trial of Jeremy Barnhill.

 

 

2010 casino take drops 3 percent

Posted 1/21/2011 in State

Mississippi's state-licensed casinos won $2.39 billion from players in 2010 - a nearly 3 percent drop from what gamblers lost in 2009.

 

 

Auburn backers to celebrate football title

Posted 1/21/2011 in State

Auburn fans will have a final opportunity to thank their Tigers at the Auburn BCS Celebration at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.

 

 

Columbus man turns self in after shooting incident

Posted 1/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man suspected in a Northside shooting turned himself into authorities Thursday.

 

Columbus man who died of hypothermia wasn't renting apartment

Posted 1/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who died of hypothermia Jan. 14 was squatting at the 13th Avenue North apartment where he was discovered.

West Point man accused of manslaughter takes stand

Posted 1/21/2011 in Area

When two men attacked him on a dark, dead-end Clay County road, Jeremy Barnhill decided to kill to protect himself, he testified Thursday.

 

Starkville community members honored with awards

Posted 1/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership held its annual awards banquet Thursday night and honored nearly a dozen citizens and businesses for their contributions to the community.

 

New businesses sweeten 'dessert town' Starkville

Posted 1/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a time when companies across the country are struggling to survive, a handful of new businesses in Starkville are thriving, thanks in part to the city's collective taste for sweets.

 

Photo Gallery: Lowndes County Relay for Life Kickoff

Posted 1/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Two Miss. House Democrats switch to GOP

Posted 1/20/2011 in State

Two Mississippi lawmakers switched from Democrat to Republican on Thursday but said the new party affiliation won't change the way they vote because they've already been siding with the GOP on many issues.

 

 

Neshoba Democrat: Starkville firm hired for Taylor project (link)

Posted 1/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Peter Imes: Doodling for Google and other contests

Posted 1/20/2011 in Business

Companies are still trying to learn how to best use social media for marketing and profit. In next week's column I plan on giving some tips on how local businesses can use social media for promotions. For now let's look at a handful of interesting contests that are currently running online.

 

 

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