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Starkville Miss Hospitality pageant accepting entries

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting entries for Starkville's 2011 Miss Hospitality Pageant.


A snow day for working parents, too

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.


Columbus City Council vote resolves CVB board dispute

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plight of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appears to be over. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a new CVB ordinance Wednesday night during a special called meeting.


Suspect charged in Regal Inn drive-by shooting

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Sturgis man was arrested Monday night after a drive-by shooting at the Regal Inn. At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Starkville police responded to a call of shots fired at the two-story motel on Highway 182, just west of Old West Point Road.

Latest round of snow comes, goes with few problems

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.


Officials: School bus drivers undergo rigorous training

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.



Arrest report 2-10-11

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.



Ala. coated with snow, but few problems reported

Posted 2/10/2011 in State

The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4 inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.



Franklin Academy postpones birthday celebration

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Due to school closures today, Franklin Academy has postponed its 190th birthday celebration until Friday.



MSU decides to remain closed through today, Friday schedule undecided

Posted 2/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University, which had planned to resume classes this afternoon, decided to remain closed for the full day and make a decision about Friday's schedule as weather develops through tonight.



Okolona man dies in fire

Posted 2/10/2011 in Area

An Okolona man has died in a mobile home fire.


Snow, hard freeze lock up activity in Golden Triangle

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle schools and businesses ground to a halt again today as up to four inches of snow blanketed the area late Wednesday and early this morning, followed by a hard freeze that coated some roads and bridges with patches of ice.


New racially charged words at Univ. of Alabama

Posted 2/9/2011 in State

Disparaging words about several ethnic and racial groups were written in chalk on a University of Alabama sidewalk, the school said Wednesday, the second time in less than a week officials have had to deal with such language.



Sid Salter joins MSU as journalist-in-residence

Sid Salter, a Mississippi State graduate and longtime syndicated columnist, returns to his alma mater March 1 as journalist-in-residence.


North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.


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