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Starkville to handle budget, municipal complex issues before redistricting

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will deal with redistricting, but not until a couple more pressing matters are addressed.



Election Profiles: Justice Court Judge

The biggest issue in the race for District 3 Justice Court Judge may be that there are no issues. The candidates don't have anything against one another, and all have faced off before. Each simply believes he can do a better job than the others.



Therapy dog approved for Sudduth

STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night, the Starkville school board approved the use of a dog at Sudduth Elementary for pet therapy. Sudduth Principal Lisa Thompson bought the dog, a Bichon Frise named BJ, that will be trained and evaluated for temperament and safety.



City plans to annex 1,462 people, 638 homes

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aiming at nearly $278,000 in taxes, the City Council took its first formal step Tuesday to annex an estimated 44 businesses and 1,462 residents.



Caledonia to see water-rate hike

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia residents will see a water-rate increase possibly as soon as August if the Public Service Commission approves a petition Mayor George Gerhart signed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.



Columbus woman makes bond after stabbing boyfriend with steak knife

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife during an argument over shoes Tuesday is out on $2,500 bond today.



Lowndes supes consider demolishing Oakdale Park house after years of neglect

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was obvious Tuesday morning just how tired the Lowndes County supervisors are of dealing with a man his neighbors previously dubbed "the bird man."


Woman stabs boyfriend with steak knife

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old woman was charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the head with a steak knife during an argument over shoes early today.


Two Lowndes men rescue victim from burning car

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County men pulled a man from a burning car and became hometown heroes Sunday. Mickey Brislin was driving home on Matson Road Sunday evening when he saw victim Gregory Gabrielle pinned under a car with its engine on fire.



DUI arrests this holiday weekend top 2010 total

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.


Crowd not blown away by Oktibbeha candidate speeches

Politics took a distant second place to fireworks Monday at the Starkville Sportsplex. As thousands gathered on the soccer fields to witness the Fourth of July fireworks display, a thin crowd of less than 100 took to the gym to listen to local and state politicians campaign for votes.

New life for Poindexter Hall: Renovations almost done

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.

Home for the Holidays: Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier spends the weekend in Columbus

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is accustomed to heat. After all, he was raised in Columbus and grew up beneath the glare of the Mississippi sun. If the suffocating temperatures or the stranglehold of a media gaggle perturbed him Saturday afternoon, he didn't let it show.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Business

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.


Election Profile: Aspiring supervisors line up for shot at Oktibbeha District 5 seat

Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.



Starkville gets fat check for healthy habits

Starkville is the healthiest town in Mississippi, and it has the grant to prove it.



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