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Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

 

Lowndes cable bills to see 5 percent increase

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County cable bills will soon rise by 5 percent. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to impose a franchise fee on county cable customers, similar to the fee already imposed on cable customers in Columbus and Caledonia.

 

 

New Hope soccer field renovations in the works

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's board of education is moving forward on the potential renovation of the New Hope soccer field. The field's bleachers are deteriorating from age.

 

 

Shipley's Thompson remembered as sweet, caring person

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Thompson was almost as sweet as the Shipley's donuts he served for 21 years, according to his family and close friends.

 

Post office mural raises questions of racial sensitivity

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 1939. Beulah Bettersworth of New York was in Columbus, taking in the scenery, for inspiration for her next work of art.

 

Former West Point softball coach sues district for sex discrimination

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

The former head coach of girl's softball at West Point High School has sued the school district for alleged sex discrimination.

 

 

Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

Starkville Aldermen set goals for 2011

Posted 1/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen held its annual planning retreat this weekend and set several new goals for the coming year.

 

Sturgis South rally moved to October

Posted 1/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STURGIS -- For the last few years, crowds at the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally in southwestern Oktibbeha County have decreased steadily.

 

 

Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

New eateries tempt palates in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2011 in Business

As he traveled the country working as a Thai restaurant chef, Lloyd Chanachai was saving his money and collecting recipes. Chanachai, part-owner and chef of Bann Thai on Military Road, is one of several restaurateurs who recently braved the economy and opened an eatery in the Columbus area.

 

Man charged with Tuscaloosa break-ins

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

Police in Tuscaloosa say two young women fended off a 20-year-old man who broke into their apartments by punching him in the face.

 

 

Ala. man gets jail for tossing sign, killing driver

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

A south Alabama man is going to jail for killing a driver by throwing a street sign through a car windshield.

 

 

Tupelo's Collins sworn in to Mississippi Senate

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

The newest member of the Mississippi Senate says she's ready to work with her colleagues, and she believes lawmakers' actions over the next four years will set the state's course for a generation to come.

 

 

Restaurant manager fired for racially insensitive e-mail

Posted 1/14/2011 in Business

The general manager of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Mississippi has been fired for a racially insensitive e-mail that company officials say inadvertently was sent to a Texas woman who had made reservations for her mother's birthday.

 

West Point man on run after guilty plea

Posted 1/14/2011 in Area

A 40-year-old man is on the run from the Clay County Sheriff's Department today after missing his circuit court sentencing hearing Wednesday.

Man charged with robbing convenience store

Posted 1/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 28-year-old man has been charged with the Dec. 29 robbery of the Airbase Hill Sprint Mart.

 

Retailer T.J. Maxx coming to Columbus

Posted 1/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus shoppers hungry for new retail will get their wish in the form of a T.J. Maxx.

 

Convicted killer attacks Oktibbeha sheriff

Posted 1/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man convicted of killing four people in the early 1990s attacked Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan and a jailer Wednesday in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse annex.

 

Lowndes agencies hold drive for new blankets

Posted 1/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two local United Way agencies are asking for the community to donate new blankets due to the recent extreme cold weather.

 

 

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