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Columbus businessman sued for defaulting on loan

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bank of Vernon has filed a lawsuit against Columbus businessman and Light and Water board member David Shelton, claiming he defaulted on an $887,734.84 promissory note.



Chick-fil-A to open January in Columbus

Posted 8/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a rumor that's been traveling the grapevine in Columbus for years. But Kenny Wiegel, building official for the city of Columbus has confirmed it: Chick-fil-A is opening a location in The Friendly City.



Gladney to face Bryan in Oktibbeha sheriff's race

As expected, Steve Gladney held off Charles Sanders for the runoff spot opposite Dolph Bryan for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Democratic nomination.



New Starkville fire station gets the 'green' light

Starkville's newest fire station lives up to the hype. From the outside, there isn't much to set Fire Station No. 5 from the other four around the city. It's actually a prototype of two other Starkville Fire Department stations.



Long-neglected Carver Drive ditch not in Starkville's 2012 plans; master plan tabled

The first public hearing of Starkville's proposed 2012 budget didn't include much input from citizens, though two aldermen criticized the lack of allocations for capital investments.



Oktibbeha school district ready to move into new offices

The Oktibbeha County School District finally has the keys to its new home. Monday, OCSD administration members began moving into their new building on Main Street after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the building for occupancy.



Local pilots come to the rescue of crash victims in soybean field near Raymond

Three members of the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol recently conducted a mission each could classify as "a first."



16-year-old girl dies in wreck

Posted 8/3/2011 in Area

A 16-year-old girl is dead after a crash in Aberdeen.


Columbus schools pilot teacher evaluations, incentives

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Monday's welcome convocation for Columbus city school teachers, educators had the opportunity to learn more about changes on the horizon.


Crowd protests Gulf States not getting bid on school field house

About 70 people dressed in green "Buy American, Buy Starkville" T-shirts packed the Starkville School District's board meeting Tuesday to protest the high school's new field house not being fabricated by Gulf States Manufacturing.



Bryan in runoff for Oktibbeha County sheriff's race

When the doors of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse were locked Tuesday, one county primary was still undecided. The Democratic primary for Oktibbeha County Sheriff saw incumbent Dolph Bryan, who has served in that role since 1976, finish with 2029 votes and nearly 600 more votes than the next closest candidate. With just 36 percent of the votes, Bryan will face a runoff for the second straight election cycle.



Preservation board member pushes to save post office

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Historic Preservation Commission member Joe Boggess Monday urged his fellow commissioners to try to stop the closure of the historic downtown post office on Main Street.



Republican runoff to decide who'll face McQueen in Lowndes sheriff's race

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It looks like Mike Arledge and Bo Harris are headed to a runoff on Aug. 23, to determine who will face Selvain McQueen in the general election, to become the next Lowndes County sheriff. Arledge and Harris narrowed Republican field of four, garnering 49.66 percent (4,317 and 36.06 percent (3,135 votes) of the vote, respectively.



Clay boasts largest voter turnout in Tuesday primary elections

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.


Wright and McGill to meet in Lowndes superintendent runoff

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was hard to tell who was happier, Lynn Wright or his campaign managers, following Tuesday night's primary election. Wright, a former New Hope principal, will face Edna McGill, assistant superintendent of the Lowndes County School District, in an Aug. 23 runoff to become the Republican candidate for superintendent of education.


Jeff Smith reclaims House of Representatives seat against Jack Larmour

Posted 8/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County



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