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Clay County mulls options for school renovation project

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is trying to move forward with the West Clay Agricultural High School renovation project, but bids came in higher than expected Thursday and the board did not select a contractor.


Schools push to help seniors pass subject tests

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.



Storm causes outages, downed power lines across Golden Triangle

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A severe storm hammered the Golden Triangle Thursday and early Friday, dropping trees and power lines across north Mississippi.



Suspended Columbus police officer runs for sheriff

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspended Columbus Police Department officer qualified to run for sheriff Thursday.


A costly lesson: Woman warns students of drinking and driving's dangers

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The roomful of Caledonia High School juniors and seniors fell silent, as pictures flashed across the screen. A crumpled, upside-down car. A torn guard rail. A girl lying in a hospital bed, unconscious with numerous wound dressings. It was 2003, and Sarah Panzau was lucky to be alive.


Sulligent, Ala. coach charged with molestation negotiating plea

Posted 2/24/2011 in Area



Lowndes justice court judge qualifies for sheriff

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The crowded field of qualifiers for the Lowndes County Sheriff's race has another name.


$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.


Jail inmate Fox hurt in fight

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oft-arrested Lavento Shamon Fox suffered minor injuries in a fistfight with a fellow inmate Tuesday evening in the Lowndes County jail.



Arrest report 2-24-11

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.



Columbus chiropractor pleads guilty to fraud

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus chiropractor pled guilty Wednesday to falsifying the insurance claims of four patients to swindle Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi out of thousands of dollars.


Hunt graduates rally to preserve shuttered school

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hunt Intermediate is the last of a dying breed of black neighborhood schools in Columbus, according to community members and alumni. And they are rallying around the school to preserve it.

Oktibbeha sheriff's cars running on propane

Posted 2/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan considers himself a car guy. So when the city of Starkville last year was approved for $106,800 in stimulus funds to convert vehicles to a new gasoline- and propane-based fuel system, the sheriff of 35 years admits he was curious to know more.


West Point High principal tapped to lead Meridian schools

Posted 2/23/2011 in Area

West Point High School Principal Alvin Taylor has been named superintendent of the Meridian Public Schools.



Council suspends public works director, police officers; city worker fired

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One city employee was fired and three others, including Public Works Director Mike Pratt and two police officers, were suspended Tuesday during a special meeting of the Columbus City Council.



Terry Brown elected secretary of PEER committee

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, was elected secretary of the Mississippi Legislative Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review.



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