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More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.

 

 

Speculation about Ross sparks threat of libel suit

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The whereabouts of West Point Mayor Scott Ross remain unknown, but rampant speculation surrounding his departure has sparked a libel suit.

 

Extra obstacles face disabled drivers

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time Tiffany Hamlin decided to get her Mississippi driver's license, it took her six years to complete the process.

Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.

 

Community breakfast to honor Nick Bell

Posted 11/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A community breakfast will be held this week to honor former Mississippi State University football player Nick Bell, who died Nov. 2 after a brief battle with cancer.

 

 

More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.

 

Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Business

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.

 

Ala. man turns himself in on Tuscaloosa murder-rape charges

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

A man charged with raping two women, leaving one dead at an apartment in Tuscaloosa, has turned himself in to police in Ohio after first fleeing to Florida, police said.

 

Crime adds new wrinkle to busy mom's routine

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life just got a little more chaotic for Kellie Short. Recently she was flooded with calls about break-ins at Providence Place in Columbus. Police are investigating a string of home burglaries in the subdivision. And Short, property manager for Providence Place and Columbus Gardens, has had to field the calls and help reassure tenants.

 

Dems hope to stem GOP tide from hitting Miss.

Posted 11/8/2010 in Business

Calls to "take back America" preceded last week's remodeling of the congressional makeup, and a similar refrain may be heard in Mississippi during the 2011 statewide and legislative races, but from a different political party.

 

Heritage seniors work to raise $180,000 for new park

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seniors at Heritage Academy wore royal blue T-shirts Friday, hailing Patriot Park as a place "where every kid can be a kid." Joining a circle of animated children on the T-shirt was one child in a wheelchair and another using a walker. The students hope to turn the illustration into a reality with the construction of an "all-inclusive playground" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

Oktibbeha Circuit Court sentences

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sixteenth Circuit District Court judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens handed out a number of sentences this week as the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term came to an end.

 

Truck driver injured in wreck on Highway 82

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Shuqualak man was injured Friday afternoon when the lumber truck he was driving overturned on Highway 82.

Practice for the game of life: Team sports improve mental, physical health

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Team sports do more than help kids stay healthy -- they benefit their mental health.

Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.

 

Sludge land purchase 'proactive,' board chairman says

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adding urgency to a hot-button issue, the state could soon ask Columbus Light & Water to shell out $15 million for facility upgrades that would increase the city's sludge output.

 

 

Tea party groups to hold immigration forum

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A forum will be held Monday in Starkville to discuss illegal immigration and its effect on the country.

 

 

Judge reduces bond for suspect in party shooting

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The suspected gunman in a fatal post-graduation party shooting this spring on Highway 182 was still in Oktibbeha County Jail on Saturday after a Sixteenth Circuit District Court judge reduced his bond Friday by more than $160,000.

 

 

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