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Trustmark boosts third-quarter earnings

Posted 10/27/2010 in Business

Regional banking company Trustmark Corp. said it posted a 15 percent increase in third-quarter profit as the company while making progress in reducing its exposure in Florida.

 

 

Starkville fugitive surrenders to sheriff

Posted 10/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man who walked out of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court last week prior to his trial on drug charges turned himself in to authorities Sunday night.

 

Moroccan-themed apartment, upstairs pool an unexpected surprise in Columbus

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Melissa Rushing had dreamed of a place where she could use spa treatments and a soothing atmosphere to help people feel better, inside and out.

 

City judge position split

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will split its vacant city judge position in two in the interest of saving money. During the Columbus City Council's Oct. 19 meeting, Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem moved the late Judge Curtis Austin's vacant seat be divided from one full-time position into two part-time positions.

 

 

Train carrying chemical derails near Tronox plant

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A train carrying hydrogen peroxide derailed in Hamilton at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood said his department had a report of the train derailment, off of Stovall Bottom Road, in a rural area.

 

 

Engineer: Lowndes roads given high praise

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's state aid roads received the highest praise available during a recent inspection. County engineer Bob Calvert announced to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors during its Oct. 15 meeting that state road inspector Jack Jackson referred to Lowndes' state aid roads as the best in Mississippi.

 

 

West Point man dies in Starkville crash

Posted 10/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A West Point man is dead following a Friday morning crash at Highway 12 and Spring Street.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court

Posted 10/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first week of the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court wrapped up Friday with a number of guilty pleas, revocations and sentences handed down by judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard.

 

SEC informs MSU of cowbell violation

Posted 10/25/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE -- The future of cowbells rests in the hands of Mississippi State's fans. While it's been the obvious component of the Southeastern Conference's amended artificial noisemaker ban to help accommodate MSU's greatest sporting symbol, the current margin for error is nil. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin confirmed Monday the SEC has notified the school it will be fined for violations of the cowbell compromise.

 

Analysis: It's the season for tough political ads

Posted 10/25/2010 in Business

Midterm federal elections are just a week away, and many Mississippi TV viewers are being hit with a steady stream of vitriolic political advertising.

 

 

Fugitive surrenders in Oktibbeha County

Posted 10/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - A Starkville man who walked out of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court last week prior to his trial on drug charges turned himself in to authorities Sunday night. Peruzo K. Duck, 32, of 123 Long Street, was considered a fugitive after he left the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Thursday just before his trial began on one count of possession of cocaine and one count of sale of cocaine.

 

 

Crime lab officer responsible for landing $518,000 grant for new officers

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Grant-writing is not in Bill Smith's job description. But the director of forensic chemistry has written six grants or so in his 14 years at the Columbus Police Department, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city.

 

Tee up: Disc golf course lands in Propst Park

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Get your Frisbees out and prepare to tee off. An 18-hole disc golf course was installed Saturday at Propst Park. It's not finished yet, but you can start practicing now.

 

Golden Triangle Business Expo canceled

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle's three Chamber of Commerce organizations -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Development Link, and the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance -- announced they have suspended plans for the second annual Golden Triangle Business Expo on Thursday on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.

 

 

Lowndes County soldier injured in Afghanistan

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old 101st Airborne Infantry soldier from Lowndes County suffered minor injuries Friday when his sergeant stepped on a homemade land mine in Afghanistan.

 

 

Latest round of circuit court sentencings includes drug, assault, burglary

Posted 10/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Judge Jim Kitchens doled out a handful of sentences Thursday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

SemiSouth to double workforce

Posted 10/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- With the infusion of $30 million from a California-based clean technology company, Starkville's SemiSouth Laboratories plans to expand and bring more than 70 new jobs to the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Place 1 circuit judge candidates face voters

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judicial races are heating up before November elections as candidates vie for public opinion, stressing their experience and administrative effectiveness.

 

 

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