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Artists converge on Northport this weekend for Kentuck

Posted 10/14/2011 in Area

NORTHPORT, Ala. -- For some, it is pilgrimage. For others, it is curiosity. But for two local artisans, it is something else entirely -- part homecoming, part family reunion, encompassed in a two-day rainbow of color nestled in a place early settlers dubbed paradise.



DuPree, Bryant debate on TV tonight

Posted 10/14/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters get a chance Friday night to see the two candidates for governor in a televised debate


Bean speaks about Center for Creative Learning Initiatives

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 2004, and Dr. Claudia Limbert was president of Mississippi University for Women. She strode into Dr. Suzanne Bean's office and asked her what she would do with a million dollars. The question seemed preposterous, but Limbert wasn't kidding -- a federal grant was available from the U.S. Department of Education, and Limbert wanted Bean to chase it. Bean called her husband and told him she would be working late. Then she sequestered herself behind her desk and carefully wrote out a proposal that would win the grant and lead to the creation of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning.


Waste Pro acquires Mississippi Industrial Waste

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

A longtime local leader in the commercial solid waste industry is changing hands, but company officials say customers should see little to no change.



Marriages and Divorces 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

Marriages and Divorces for Oct. 5 - Oct. 12



Building Permits 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

Building Permits for Oct. 4 - Oct. 12



Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:


Police respond to Stabbing at North Browder Street apartments

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus woman Wednesday after police believe she stabbed a man with whom she is in a "dating relationship."


Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 3-8, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office report:



Starkville, MSU hash out plans for free transit system

Posted 10/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Mississippi State University are inching closer to finalizing their grant proposal for a joint-transit system. A 10-member transportation committee of city and university officials rode an MSU shuttle along proposed routes last week and gathered data they'll use to determine the location of shelters and stops and the exact time between routes.


Turning over a new LEAF: Columbus gets first glimpse at Nissan's new fully electric car

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.


Supes expected to fill E-911 board vacancy Friday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are expected to fill a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 board this week. According to Sheri Fancher, E-911 director, the choice will be made at the supervisors' Friday meeting.



Committee plans to present police chief picks to council Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief. The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five. The committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council.



Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.



Starkville woman dies in hospital after collision with log truck

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman died Friday night following a vehicle collision with a logging truck that morning. Jessie L. Brown, 65, was driving her 1995 Chevrolet Lumina southbound on Reed Road in Starkville when she failed to give the right-of-way to the 18-wheeler headed west on Highway 25 and struck the left side of the truck, according to police.



Candidates discuss economic growth at election social

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Create jobs. Don't raise taxes. These two demands from residents are the most frequently headed by Oktibbeha County supervisor candidates in the Nov. 8 general election.



MSU students organize protest of 'Personhood Amendment'

Posted 10/12/2011 in State

Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.



Columbus schools consider service animal policy

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cook Elementary School may become the first school in the Columbus Municipal School District to have a service animal on campus. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a policy which specifies the criteria and conditions under which service animals may be used to assist students in the classroom and at school functions.



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