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Columbus Rep. Smith to run as Republican

Posted 6/2/2011 in State

Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January.

Suspects in Lowndes County capital murder denied bail

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five men accused of capital murder in the May 20 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Lowndes County were denied bail by Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill Wednesday.

 

Woman's body found along road in Steens

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.

 

Labor of love: Car, truck restorer scours Columbus for diamonds in the rough

Posted 6/2/2011 in Business

At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

Choctaw Coroner: Inmate killed after attacking officer

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Choctaw County fugitive who overpowered an Ackerman police officer and stole her cruiser at gunpoint is dead following a pursuit.

 

 

Three Starkville teens arrested in attempted burglary

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday for attempting to break into the Army Navy Store on Highway 12 in Starkville.

 

 

Aerospace park soars higher with land purchase

Posted 6/2/2011 in Business

In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.

 

Tempting Thai: Family brings Thai cuisine to the Triangle

Posted 6/1/2011 in Business

In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.

 

Supervisor pushes for county worker raises

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County employees may receive their first pay raise in two years if Lowndes County Supervisor Jeff Smith gets his way.

 

 

Columbus, Lowndes schools offer meals during summer

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer tends to be a carefree time for school-age students, but for some parents, it presents a dilemma -- how to handle the sudden financial burden of providing daily, adequate nutrition for children who normally receive breakfast and lunch at school.

 

Columbus steel processing company preps for expansion, jobs

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten weeks in, business at Mississippi Steel Processing is as solid as the 25,000 tons of steel the company flattens and shears each month, MSP President Chip Gerber said Tuesday.

Oktibbeha County Hospital enters future with new building

Posted 6/1/2011 in Business

Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.

Starkville man held on child porn charge

A Starkville man is facing charges involving possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood said.

Starkville man charged with stabbing at apartment complex

A second knife attack Tuesday in Starkville sent two more men to the hospital and landed one of them in jail.

 

Public speaks out on Starkville school superintendent search

About 50 people came to Sudduth Elementary School Tuesday night to involve themselves in the process of searching for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District.

 

Customers support Starkville doughnut shop in wake of horrific knife attack

Posted 6/1/2011 in Business

One day after a brutal robbery attempt which saw one cashier get her throat cut and another male employee stabbed multiple times, the crew at Shipley Donuts was shaken but not crippled.

 

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