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MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.

 

Starkville man gets 10 years for attempted murder

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Alan "Main" Doss, of 2010 Rock Hill Road, was convicted of stabbing a man outside Mac's Meat Market July 31.

 

Kior breaks ground, and draws customers, for Columbus biofuels plant

Posted 5/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

FedEx is the latest company to sign an offtake agreement with Kior, a biofuels plant slated to begin production in Columbus in 2012. FedEx plans to use oil produced from biomass, mainly wood chips, in its ground fleet.

Friendship House demolition could lead to ordinance changes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's demolition of a historic property in downtown Columbus has left some preservationists and supporters asking what can be done in the future to prevent similar cases.

Local entrepreneur looks for answer to Africa's poverty

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disease malaria stunts social and economic development in Africa, costing the continent an estimated $12 billion a year in productivity, according to a recent study released by the Roll Back Malaria campaign.

 

Deputies back at work after fatal shooting

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five Lowndes County sheriff's deputies who were suspended following a deadly shootout Monday are back at work today.

 

 

Port readies roads, rails for Kior plant

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority is preparing for the planned 2012 opening of the Kior biofuels plant, at the port.

 

 

Arrest Report 5-12-11

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported these felony arrests over the past week:

 

 

Appeals court rejects suit against county, city police

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another setback for the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., her wrongful-death lawsuit against Columbus and Lowndes County was thrown out Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

 

PBS does detective work in West Point

Posted 5/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- A young white man, donning a Confederate uniform, poses with his knife and revolver. Beside him, a young black man is seated, also holding his knife, and a shotgun, also in a Confederate coat.

Plenty of optimism for this year's Maroon Edition reading program

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If you want to be in on the cool kids' conversations this fall, brush up on your Eudora Welty.

 

Charges dropped against woman who spent two years in jail

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charges have been dismissed against a former Starkville woman who spent nearly two years in jail awaiting trial.

 

Starkville High student wins statewide Congressional Art Competition

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High junior Maggie George draws most of her inspiration from her family, so it's fitting she send her grandmother to Washington D.C. to hang out for a year.

 

West Point accountant convicted for helping client evade taxes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point CPA Gary Hamilton was convicted Wednesday of helping Tupelo developer Jack Holleman evade federal income taxes from 1996 to 2005.

 

Church demolishes Friendship House

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pale green Victorian house, which has stood at the center of downtown controversy for months, now lies in a heap of rubble -- demolished by its owners, soon to be forgotten by the world.

Accounting firm moving into space in old Parker Furniture building; new downtown coffee shops planned

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A storefront on College Street is being restored to its former glory. Mitchener, Crowder and Stacey Certified Public Accountants is moving into the space, formerly occupied by Parker Furniture.

Finding art in everything: Starkville's Stringer finds calling in graphic design work

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.

 

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