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West Point principal tapped to lead district

Posted 5/3/2011 in Area

Burnell McDonald is next in line to run the West Point School District.

 

Columbus contractor, moved by tragedy, starts charity for tornado victims

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They stood in the rain around the red donation box, eyes closed, hands clasped, praying for the people of Smithville, praying for direction as they attempt to help in whatever way they can. What started as a simple Facebook post has become a cohesive movement, and what started as an uneasy feeling has become a loud, clear calling to serve.

Sunday in Smithville: City reflects on disaster, looks to future

Posted 5/2/2011 in Area

The post office is gone. The school is gone. City Hall is gone. Most of the churches are gone. Nearly every building in Smithville is gone -- or so heavily damaged they will have to be demolished.

 

4-County wrapping up power restoration in storm areas

Posted 5/2/2011 in Area

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are wrapping up restoration efforts following a series of deadly storms that swept through the cooperative's service territory in late April.

 

Sunday in Smithville: City reflects on disaster, looks to future

Posted 5/2/2011 in State

The post office is gone. The school is gone. City Hall is gone. Most of the churches are gone. Nearly every building in Smithville is gone -- or so heavily damaged they will have to be demolished.

 

4-County wrapping up power restoration in storm areas

Posted 5/2/2011 in State

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are wrapping up restoration efforts following a series of deadly storms that swept through the cooperative's service territory in late April.

 

Monday Profile: Starkville woman opens thrift store to aid those in need

Lynn Hampton is an incorrigible optimist. Whether working through unhealthy relationships, suffocating debt or any of life's various rainy days, she expects God to shut the mouths of those "lions" just as he did for Daniel in the lions' den.

 

IHL chief Bounds to address MUW graduates May 7

Posted 5/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Hank M. Bounds, commissioner of higher education, will address Mississippi University for Women graduates May 7 in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall.

 

Obama: Bin Laden's death a 'good day' for America

Posted 5/1/2011 in Area

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden "a good day for America," President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

New Northaven Woods park a 'dream come true'

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Wanna see me jump off the swing?" asked Candace Loftin, 12, at the new Northaven Woods community park in north Columbus.

Columbus hotels see rise in bookings; locals ramp up giving in wake of storm

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As neighboring cities rebuild this week in the wake of deadly tornadoes, Columbus is serving as a base camp for some victims and rescue crews, and locals are ramping up donations to relief efforts.

In Columbus, a Relay to remember

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 4,000 people filled the Magnolia Bowl in downtown Columbus on Friday night. Two crates of doves were released at the start of the Relay for Life, to symbolize love, courage and to honor cancer survivors.

 

Starkville reaches out to storm victims

Posted 4/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is mobilizing to help her tornado-ravaged neighbors.

 

 

Severstal still without power following storm

Posted 4/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While power was restored in the Golden Triangle on Wednesday night and Thursday, Columbus steel plant Severstal is still without power.

 

 

List of fatalities in Miss. from severe storms

Posted 4/30/2011 in Area

Here are the people killed by severe storms in Mississippi during this past week, according to lists provided by coroners and law enforcement officers.

 

 

Miss. death toll from storms rises to 35

Posted 4/30/2011 in Area

Mississippi's death toll has climbed to 35 from this week's violent storms.

 

 

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