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Country club files for bankruptcy

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Country Club, a community landmark since 1923, has filed for bankruptcy after cutbacks failed to offset economic setbacks.

 

 

New Hope teen dies in shooting

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old New Hope student died in Tupelo early today after he was shot in the head in Lowndes County by three suspects, possibly in connection with a drive-by shooting early Thursday.

 

 

Sharp takes stand, claims shooting was in self-defense

Posted 5/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It may have happened a little sooner than her lawyers liked, but Leslie Sharp took the stand Thursday to testify in her murder trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

At Columbus' Hope House, a second chance at life

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jessica Howard read "Xanax" and "Lortab" on her illegally obtained prescriptions, they spelled "freedom and happiness" for her.

 

Arrest Report 5-19-11

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Lowndes teachers, parents, administrators recognized by county school board

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The school year is rapidly drawing to a close, and the Lowndes County School District is busy giving appreciation to its unsung heroes -- the administrators, teachers, and parents who sacrifice their time to the education and enrichment of children.

 

Redistricting dispute will be resolved, expert says

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1991 and 1992, the conflict over state redistricting ended in legislators having to run in two elections. This time, though the process still is in dispute, there is an end in sight, longtime journalist Sid Salter told Columbus Kiwanis Club members at their Wednesday meeting.

Liddell wants to keep departing Phillips' vision alive

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motivational poster on the wall of Dr. Martha Liddell's office sums up the leadership style she says has guided her throughout her 22-year career in the field of education: The image is a photograph of a bridge; the theme is teamwork.

 

Law firm returns legal fees to CVB

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The law firm of former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board member David Sanders gave $17,320.50 back to the CVB today amid accusations of ethical violations.

 

Local Destination ImagiNation team to compete in global finals

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the words "hydrologic energy cycle" elicit panicked flashbacks of dusty science books and test anxiety, you probably haven't met the seven Columbus Middle School students who have spent the past year mastering the wet stuff.

 

Longtime Starkville school administrator Broom dies at 61

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District announced Wednesday that David Broom, 61, assistant director of Millsaps Career and Technical Center, passed away suddenly earlier that day.

 

 

Crime lab: Murder victim may have had drugs in his system

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Testimony at Leslie Sharp's murder trial revealed the man she claims she shot to death in self-defense may have had narcotics in his system.

 

 

Public speaks out on Starkville superintendent search

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials heard from seven concerned citizens in a meeting Wednesday where they began to lay out a plan for finding and hiring the next school superintendent.

 

Police escort speaker from Starkville school meeting

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police took a woman from Wednesday's board meeting of the Starkville School District after the board president apparently called 911 when the speaker refused to end her prepared remarks.

 

Witnesses testify to man's shooting death during trial

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Details surrounding the death of Christopher Cole emerged Tuesday as the three eyewitnesses to his shooting testified at Leslie Sharp's murder trial.

 

 

Starkville school board responds to Aldermen criticism

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two aldermen again took aim at the Starkville School Board Tuesday night.

 

Planning firm gives Starkville recommendations to improve access to downtown from MSU campus

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Board of Aldermen heard suggestions Tuesday on how to shrink the one-and-a-half miles from campus to downtown.

 

Welcome to the neighborhood: Link launches newcomer program

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link wants to do more than usher in new business and industry. The chamber of commerce and economic development merger wants to welcome newcomers to the area.

 

 

Columbus council appoints members to historic preservation, recreation boards

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council made six appointments Tuesday to the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

 

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