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Injury count grows in aftermath of storm, tornadoes

Posted 11/30/2010 in Area

At least 17 people were injured in a severe, overnight storm that barreled through the Starkville, Monroe County and Yazoo City areas, downing power lines, uprooting trees and damaging property. Seven people were injured in Starkville when a series of severe storms, including a possible tornado, tore through.

 

MEMA chief cautions residents about severe weather tonight

Posted 11/29/2010 in Business

The head of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare for the threat of severe weather.

 

 

Attorney general to review case of police stun gun death

Posted 11/29/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Attorney General's office is set to review evidence and decide whether to prosecute the case of a Cleveland man who died after being jolted twice by police stun guns, officials said Monday.

 

 

Barbour maximizes speculation about presidential ambitions

Posted 11/29/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour knows how to drag out the game of political speculation, and he's doing it now to maximum effect for a national audience.

 

 

Miss. DUI arrests up; related deaths fall

Posted 11/29/2010 in Business

DUI arrests have skyrocketed in Mississippi in the past several years, helping lead to the lowest number of drunken driving deaths in decades.

 

 

Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.

 

 

Council tackles annexation this week

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annexation talks are back after a taking a break for the past few months. The city council will meet Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex to discuss the possibility of annexing several areas into the city.

 

 

Crime numbers rise in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime in Columbus increased 16.9 percent from 2008 to 2009, making it the city with the 11th highest crime rate in the state, according to a recent FBI study.

 

Monday profile: Meat market owner tastes success

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Long Street in Starkville, Mac's Meat Market serves as a one-stop-shop for passersby and residents of the city's north side.

For many locals, fresh Christmas trees make the cut

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In anticipation of Christmas Day, families across the country will continue the evergreen tradition, decorating with live trees. And area residents have no shortage of places to find the centerpiece of their holiday decor.

 

Getting divorced? Stay off Facebook

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Facebook is reuniting long-lost friends, but it's also being used to rekindle old flames. The good news for divorce lawyers is that many of those old flames are married.

 

Karriem angles for Seventh Avenue improvements

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whether it's a signature festival or neighborhood improvements, Seventh Avenue knows how to stretch a dollar.

 

West Point Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Dec. 12

Posted 11/27/2010 in Area

West Point's Main Street Association has added a new event this year to kick off the city's Christmas season.

 

 

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