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Oktibbeha County schools consider buying buses in 2011

Posted 12/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County school officials closed out the 2010 business year Monday night with a discussion of their wellness policy, school bus needs and a goodbye to board member Yvette Rice.



Starkville Arrest Report 12-7-10

Posted 12/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department Monday released its weekend arrest report.



Starkville Christmas Parade results

Posted 12/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Results of the 2010 Starkville Christmas Parade, as provided by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership:



Downtown tree replacement draws scrutiny in Starkville

Posted 12/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city's citizen-led beautification committee is upset over the recent replacement of downtown trees and bushes.


Teens may be connected to robberies

Posted 12/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested one man and two juveniles Sunday for an armed robbery earlier in the night on Highway 12, and are investigating their possible connection with an earlier store robbery.


Brrr! Cold weather blasts through South

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A Canadian high pressure system pushed a blast of winter weather through the Southeast on Monday, leaving people shivering as far south as Florida.



One year later, Pickering sued over soccer fight

Posted 12/6/2010 in Business

A year after former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering was involved in a fight with a youth soccer league coach, he's facing a lawsuit stemming from the incident.



Aldermen to consider exemptions for sidewalk ordinance

Posted 12/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday will consider calling for another public hearing to amend the city's sidewalk ordinance, only this time the board intends to exempt specific streets from the controversial walkway construction requirements.


Diamond in the rough: Owner works to restore Princess Theater to former glory

Posted 12/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Bart Lawrence bought the Princess Theater on Fifth Street South with intentions to bring the faded theater back to life, he knew he was jumping off the deep end. "I always said getting into it that you could spend $1 million and still have plenty left to do," said the 32-year-old Army veteran.

Area educators honored as Master Teachers

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Entering her first year of school in Durham, N.C., Cindi Rigsbee was unsure of herself. She felt shy and awkward; a mop of dark, unmanageable hair only compounded the problem.


Officials may rework CVB board ordinance

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city ordinance responsible for creating and managing the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in line for an update.


Fat cats (and dogs): Owners are feeding their pets too much, leading to health problems

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Is it possible you're loving your pet to death? Veterinarians and animal hospitals across the country have their eyes on a (literally) growing problem they say has as much to do with pet owners as it does the pets.

Councilman looks to form association of Highway 45 businesses

Posted 12/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The success of Columbus' chapter of the Mississippi Main Street Association has Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin thinking something similar could work for Highway 45.


Community breakfast to benefit injured war vet

Posted 12/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A community breakfast will be held this week to benefit Starkville native Cpl. Timothy Read, who was injured recently while serving in Afghanistan.



Cadence settles class-action suit brought by shareholders

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Financial Corp. has tentatively settled a lawsuit accusing the directors of the Starkville-based bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.



Slow job growth forecast for Mississippi

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

Mississippi's recovery from the recession will be slow with overall employment not reaching the state's record - set in 2000 - until 2015, according to an economic forecast.



Toyota supplier to resume hiring for Miss. plant

Posted 12/3/2010 in Business

Officials with Toyota Boshoku will resume hiring and installing equipment at its north Mississippi plant where it will manufacture seats and other interior materials for the 2012 Corolla.



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