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Masked men rob Oktibbeha home, beat victims

Posted 4/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion which sent three victims to the hospital, one in intensive care.



Coach struck by lightning inside Northport, Ala. school

Posted 4/21/2011 in Area

A physical education coach at Walker Elementary School was struck by lightning while he sat in his office inside the school.


Cattlemen's Association offers to 'do the cooking,' but you can too with these recipes

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.


Business Briefcase 4-21-11

Posted 4/21/2011 in Business

Kristen Kittle McCaskill; Perry Sansing; Varetta Banks; Severstal; Jason Ebert



Columbus sisters charged in fight at apartment complex

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two sisters have been charged with using a pipe and a beer bottle to hit a man in the head Monday at the Eveningside apartment complex.



Ron Paul, speaking in Starkville, calls for end to overseas wars

Posted 4/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ron Paul rallied his troops Wednesday in Starkville. The former Libertarian and Republican presidential candidate addressed an enthusiastic crowd that nearly filled the Lee Hall auditorium on the Mississippi State University campus despite a day's worth of severe storms.



Reception tonight opens MUW seniors' exhibit

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artwork by 10 graduating seniors of Mississippi University for Women will be showcased at the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus through Saturday, May 7.



Boy, 10, takes gun to New Hope school, faces felony

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 10-year-old boy is facing a felony charge today of bringing an unloaded handgun onto the New Hope Elementary School campus.


UPDATE: No tornadoes, but damage from worst storm of year

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.

For many local students, technology is elementary

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Which came first: The chicken or the digitally enhanced mp3 file, replete with authentic barnyard clucks?


New classroom work on track in Caledonia

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $2.11 million classroom-addition project at Caledonia schools is on track for completion before students return to classes in the fall.



New Hope soccer field work set to begin

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A facelift for the New Hope soccer field is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks.



Columbus council rethinks plan to add money to budget

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday to rescind more than half a million dollars in budget amendments, some of which may be illegal.



Lowndes school superintendent candidates to meet in forum

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The six candidates for Lowndes County School District Superintendent of Education will square off to answer questions April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nissan Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women.



Starkville aldermen OK $143,000 in new salaries

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite one alderman's concerns about the impact on the city's budget, the Board of Aldermen approved three hires Tuesday with salaries totaling $143,000.


Starkville man arrested in stabbing

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police and were called to Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 Tuesday afternoon in response to a stabbing.


Motion to add Bishop plaque to park blocked by supervisors

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County supervisors' attempt to recognize a local visionary was blocked Monday. District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pleaded with his fellow supervisors during the second April meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors to include an 18-by-20-inch plaque commemorating Dorothy Bishop at the new county education building's Unity Park sitting area.



Time to focus on the future, say W alums

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long-standing dissension between Mississippi University for Women administrators and an estranged alumni group reached a peaceable accord Saturday, and the next two months involve a flurry of paperwork as Mississippi's First Alumnae Association and the MUW Alumni Association prepare for their July 1 merger.



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