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Starkville schools to host reception for longtime board member

Starkville school officials and the public education community will honor outgoing board member Bill Weeks with a reception tonight before the regular board meeting.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Starkville

Larry Tabor, owner of the former University Inn on Spring Street, confirmed Monday the lobby and restaurant portion of the old hotel is being demolished to make way for a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.

 

Men hunting beavers rescued from Tenn-Tom

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A boating accident sent five men into the Tenn-Tom Waterway for more than an hour Saturday.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Post Office's Pope delivers on friendliness

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Donald Pope started working for the U.S. Postal Service 14 years ago, he thought it would be an easy, relaxing job. "I thought, 'Selling stamps and money orders -- I can do that all day, no problem,'" said Pope, who is known simply as DP. But Pope is used to work.

 

Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.

 

 

Lowndes Circuit Clerk working to crack down on absentee ballots

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's recurring problem of a handful of people witnessing large amounts of absentee ballots could be nearing an end.

 

 

Johnson serves as CAC interim director

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.

 

 

Council stands behind decision to split road money

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite claiming control of $2 million slated for road repairs, the Columbus City Council believes its individual lists will closely resemble an objective list of recommended repairs.

 

Unity the focus of African-American Leadership Summit

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holding a glass of water in her hand Saturday, Juliette Reese, of Community Counseling Services, asked the crowd how they saw the glass.

 

Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Posted 2/5/2011 in Area

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.

 

 

Starkville green-lights new traffic bulbs

The Starkville Electric Department is set to install new LED light bulbs in dozens of the city's traffic signals.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court 2-6-11

Judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard handed out sentences to more than a half-dozen defendants Wednesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Treasurer Reeves: State in 'far better shape' than most

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following two straight years of negative revenue growth which saw Mississippi lose 10 percent of its economic progress, the bleeding has stopped, State Treasurer Tate Reeves said Thursday during a visit to the Columbus Exchange Club.

VIDEO: Massive tree falls, narrowly missing historic home

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 174-year-old tree at the historic Temple Heights home on Ninth Street North fell Wednesday, causing minor damage and narrowly missing the house.

Master Gardeners spruce up Starkville

Temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Thursday afternoon as Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners Jim McKell and Charlie Weatherly spread soil in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse annex.

 

Columbus city planner resigns

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.

 

WINTER SMASHUP: Hundreds of wrecks reported across Golden Triangle (video)

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.

 

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