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Tempting Thai: Family brings Thai cuisine to the Triangle

Posted 6/1/2011 in Business

In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.

 

Supervisor pushes for county worker raises

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County employees may receive their first pay raise in two years if Lowndes County Supervisor Jeff Smith gets his way.

 

 

Columbus, Lowndes schools offer meals during summer

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer tends to be a carefree time for school-age students, but for some parents, it presents a dilemma -- how to handle the sudden financial burden of providing daily, adequate nutrition for children who normally receive breakfast and lunch at school.

 

Columbus steel processing company preps for expansion, jobs

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten weeks in, business at Mississippi Steel Processing is as solid as the 25,000 tons of steel the company flattens and shears each month, MSP President Chip Gerber said Tuesday.

Oktibbeha County Hospital enters future with new building

Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.

Starkville man held on child porn charge

A Starkville man is facing charges involving possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood said.

Starkville man charged with stabbing at apartment complex

A second knife attack Tuesday in Starkville sent two more men to the hospital and landed one of them in jail.

 

Public speaks out on Starkville school superintendent search

About 50 people came to Sudduth Elementary School Tuesday night to involve themselves in the process of searching for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District.

 

Customers support Starkville doughnut shop in wake of horrific knife attack

One day after a brutal robbery attempt which saw one cashier get her throat cut and another male employee stabbed multiple times, the crew at Shipley Donuts was shaken but not crippled.

 

Columbus soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

 

Missing Hamilton man found dead

Posted 5/31/2011 in Area

HAMILTON -- Authorities say an 81-year-old Monroe County man was found dead in a field behind his home Monday by two neighbors.

 

Oktibbeha County's fire services coordinator shares ideas in U.K. trip

Posted 5/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kirk Rosenhan is like a superhero in Oktibbeha County. Wherever there's trouble, he'll be there. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be the man solving the problems, but he coordinates the men who do.

Soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Columbus Shoe Show burglary suspect foots it with footwear

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sporting a SpongeBob backpack burglarized the Shoe Show on Saturday, taking two women's sandals and athletic shoes worth a combined $80.

 

Five new suspects charged in Columbus capital murder case

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After dropping charges against three Columbus men Friday, Lowndes County investigators have charged five men with the May 20 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

UPDATED: Assailant slashes throats, stabs workers at Starkville doughnut shop

Posted 5/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Weir man is in custody after allegedly attacking two people at Shipley Donuts in Starkville. The Starkville Police Department identified George Johnson of Weir as the man responsible for attacking two people with a knife Tuesday morning at Shipley Donuts.

Local volunteers remember the fallen in Columbus

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerry Gibson was crawling on his belly through the jungles of Vietnam in 1969 when he got the news -- he was going home. Three days later, he was standing on his brother's front porch in Columbus, trying to figure out how to pick up life where he had left it. The tour had taken its toll on the 25-year-old. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 120 pounds fully dressed, soaked in sweat. He had lost comrades. He had lost friends.

CAFB remembers service, sacrifice of fallen pilot

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Air Force Base honored one of their fallen comrades Thursday afternoon, recognizing the late Capt. Jeffrey Hill for his service as well as his sacrifice.

 

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