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Columbus council rethinks plan to add money to budget

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday to rescind more than half a million dollars in budget amendments, some of which may be illegal.

 

 

Lowndes school superintendent candidates to meet in forum

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The six candidates for Lowndes County School District Superintendent of Education will square off to answer questions April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nissan Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Starkville aldermen OK $143,000 in new salaries

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite one alderman's concerns about the impact on the city's budget, the Board of Aldermen approved three hires Tuesday with salaries totaling $143,000.

 

Starkville man arrested in stabbing

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police and were called to Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 Tuesday afternoon in response to a stabbing.

 

Motion to add Bishop plaque to park blocked by supervisors

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County supervisors' attempt to recognize a local visionary was blocked Monday. District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pleaded with his fellow supervisors during the second April meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors to include an 18-by-20-inch plaque commemorating Dorothy Bishop at the new county education building's Unity Park sitting area.

 

 

Time to focus on the future, say W alums

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long-standing dissension between Mississippi University for Women administrators and an estranged alumni group reached a peaceable accord Saturday, and the next two months involve a flurry of paperwork as Mississippi's First Alumnae Association and the MUW Alumni Association prepare for their July 1 merger.

 

The big move: CVB settles into their new 4,000-square-foot office

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months later than planned, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has finally moved into its new downtown office space.

World War II vet receives replacement purple heart; surprised when other accolades followed

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he recalled the faces of friends he saw killed in combat, tears traced the wrinkles of World War II infantryman Robert Mims' sun-dried cheeks.

 

Local power companies join energy-efficiency push

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local utility companies announced Monday they were joining with the Tennessee Valley Authority to push energy efficiency in the state.

 

 

Arrest reports 4-19-11

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

Starkville's Asian Market provides exotic, foreign groceries

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.

 

Volunteer firefighter dies in crash on way to fire

Posted 4/18/2011 in Area

An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter on his way to a fire died Sunday in Monroe County after his SUV ran off the road and hit a tree.

 

Slow night in Stakville during weekend ride-along

Posted 4/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the midst of Starkville's busy end-of-the-school-year party season, the Starkville Police Department refuses to get caught sleeping.

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.

 

Monday profile: The double life of Tamaka Jones

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tamaka Jones has two personas. During the day, she is a businesswoman. A native and current resident of Columbus, Tamaka owns and manages a thriving beauty shop called Salon 220.

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Area

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.

 

 

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