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Runoff in north Miss. transportation commissioner race

Posted 1/12/2011 in Area

Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

More closures announced as cold's grip continues

Posted 1/11/2011 in Area

The Monroe County School District and some other school districts in north Mississippi counties announced they would keep schools closed for a third day, as ice and slush remained on some roads and crippling cold moved in Tuesday night.

 

 

Hungry Auburn fans cause run on duck meat

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Auburn fans in the Mobile area who wanted to chow down on duck meat while watching the Tigers defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship may have been out of luck. At least two stores sold out of duck meat Monday as fans were getting ready for the big game.

 

 

Weather, kindness allow fan to get ticket to Auburn game

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Dial Gibbs, an 81-year-old Auburn resident, had almost given up hope Saturday afternoon. He was alone in Phoenix without the $995 ticket he purchased to the BCS National Championship game.

 

 

Lowndes justice judge Arledge plans run for sheriff

Posted 1/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County District 2 Justice Court Judge Mike Arledge plans to leave the bench and run for sheriff.

 

 

Middle school tours on for Wednesday, Thursday

Posted 1/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a busy weekend for Columbus Middle School. And those planning to participate in open houses on Wednesday and Thursday won't be disappointed, said Alma Turner, Columbus Municipal School District board president.

 

Condos may come to former Borden plant in Starkville

Posted 1/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tabor Construction and Development has spent more than a year renovating the former Borden milk plant at the corner of Montgomery and Lampkin Streets for restaurant, retail and storage space. Now, the Starkville-based company is hoping to add condominiums to the massive, two-story structure.

Low voter turnout as election competes with weather

Posted 1/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.

Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.

 

MDOT's Brown says he'll retire, cites health reasons

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Larry "Butch" Brown says his health concern - not a string of controversies - was the major factor in his decision to retire as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

 

Photo Gallery: Snow photos from around the area

Posted 1/10/2011 in Area

People all over the Golden Triangle are having fun on their snow day. Email your photos to photos@cdispatch.com.

 

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