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KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in Business

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.



Senate OKs ban on texting while driving

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.


West Point animal shelter calls for volunteer help

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

They are there in all shapes and sizes, every color and every temperament waiting for someone to give them a real home.


Starkville mayor vetoes sidewalk exemptions

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman Wednesday vetoed the Board of Aldermen's recent amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, which exempted four streets south of Highway 12 from sidewalk construction requirements.



Columbus man arrested for shoplifting at Starkville store

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and charged with shoplifting recently for allegedly stealing a pair of boots and a coat from the Oktibbeha County Co-Op.



Arrest report 2-3-11

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following arrests.


Respecting diversity: Town and Tower event energizes community members

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.


Lowndes absentee balloting questioned by Miss. secretary of state

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.


Starkville men get prison time for counterfeit money scheme

Two of the three Starkville men charged with operating a counterfeit money scheme in late 2009 were sentenced to prison time Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.



Miss. Senate reconsiders, passes deer breeding bill

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and passed a bill that would allow genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in the state.



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

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for budget and revenue bills.



Carcasses of 50 animals found dumped in creek

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Authorities are trying to find out who dumped the carcasses of nearly 50 dogs and several cats in a creek in north Mississippi.



Caledonia adds jobs, moves forwad on water rate increase

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.



Main Street Columbus celebrates 'monumental' year

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.



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