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Columbus radio show to feature controversial minister

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local callers will have an opportunity to question Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan next month. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem will host Farrakhan on his radio program, Karriem & Co., Feb. 9 on WTWG AM 1050.


Trustmark nearly doubles fourth-quarter profit

Posted 1/26/2011 in State

Regional banker Trustmark Corp. says it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit from a year ago as the company recorded declines in bad loans and cut its exposure to Florida real estate problems.



Miss. Senate panel passes bill making animal cruelty a felony

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

The Senate Judiciary B Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in Mississippi.


Suspect arrested in Starkville McDonald's robbery

Posted 1/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Chickasaw County man suspected of robbing a McDonald's restaurant last week on Highway 12 has been apprehended.


Bill authorizing genetically enhanced deer fails in Senate

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

A bill authorizing the raising of genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in Mississippi has failed to pass the Senate.



Beating suspect calls 911 for trip to hospital

Posted 1/25/2011 in Area

A man suspected of attacking an employee at a Northport auto repair shop with a hammer called 911 and asked to be taken to a drug and mental health treatment facility just hours after the attack.



Absentee voting under way for transportation commissioner runoff

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Absentee ballots now are available at circuit clerks' offices for the Feb. 1 Northern District transportation commissioner runoff election.



'Souper Bowl' slated for Starkville's State Theater

Posted 1/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chefs from some of the Golden Triangle's most popular restaurants will converge on the newly renovated State Theatre next weekend for the Starkville Young Professionals' fourth annual Souper Bowl cook-off.



Oktibbeha County making money off old cars

Posted 1/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is set to make some money off nearly three dozen old vehicles.



Interim CVB director allowed to apply for permanent post

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Tuesday to remove the restrictions keeping Interim Director Nancy Carpenter from applying for the permanent position.


Bringing it all together: Landscaping plan unifies Williams home, park, new condos

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau unanimously approved landscaping plans Monday for its properties between Main and College street, just east of Third Street South.


Columbus High's Falcon Showcase puts students' talents on display

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Where can you go for a night of fine dining, artwork, a silent auction and live musical performances? Columbus High School.



New Miss. license plates commemorate Civil War

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

The state of Mississippi will offer a different license plate each of the next five years to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.



Winter storm watch in north Alabama

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of north Alabama, with up to four inches of snow forecast for some areas.



Biofuels company gets loan for Pontotoc plant

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

Enerkem Corp. has obtained a conditional commitment for an $80 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for construction of its waste-to-biofuels plant in Pontotoc County.



Man hit over head with beer bottle at local nighclub

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year-old man suffered minor injuries early Friday when he was hit in the head with a beer bottle at the Grey Goose nightclub.



In wake of Ariz. shooting, local colleges work to flag problem students

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at local colleges agree with how a Tucson, Ariz., community college handled disturbed student Jared Loughner, saying they have similar rules in place to identify, counsel or expel troubled students.



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