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Starkville man faces sexual battery charge

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was charged with sexual battery Saturday in a case involving his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

Woman who helped bystander shot in eye with BB gun

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Zachary's waitress was shot in the left eye with a BB gun Sunday when she helped someone on her way home from work.

 

Columbus newcomer tour set for Wednesday

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Development Link, in partnership with the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau, invites all newcomers to the Lowndes County area to attend the first official Newcomer's Orientation.

 

Tourism officials look to hire board attorney

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After possibly violating state open meetings law last week, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed a committee Monday to look at hiring a board attorney.

Community says goodbye to Phillips

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emotions were high Monday afternoon at Columbus Middle School as colleagues, supporters, friends and family gathered to pay tribute and say goodbye to Dr. Del Phillips, former superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.

Students, teachers prepare for summer enrichment programs

Posted 5/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was the last day of school for Fairview Elementary and most schools across the Columbus Municipal School District, but the hallways were surprisingly quiet as students and teachers geared up for summer ... school, that is.

 

Starkville police to crack down on seat belt violations

Posted 5/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two weeks of increased seat belt ticketing began Monday. The Starkville Police Department issued a friendly reminder Monday that it will participate in the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 23 - June 5.

 

Bike shop owner struck while cycling

Posted 5/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The owner of Boardtown Bikes in Starkville is in stable condition after being struck by a car while cycling Sunday in Clay County.

 

Columbus hosts final planning workshop

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In mid-July, Columbus residents will get the chance to review a draft of a comprehensive plan for the city.

 

Columbus native planning to return to AmeriCorps after earning college degree

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sean Mullen graduated from Mississippi State University on April 28. The rest of his life is still unwritten.

 

Caledonia man dies in motorcycle accident

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Caledonia motorcyclist died late Saturday when he accidentally rear-ended a pickup truck near Propst Park in Columbus.

 

 

Tourism board may hire attorney amid ethics questions

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After fielding questions about possible ethics and open meetings violations, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss hiring an attorney at a special meeting tonight.

 

Vacant Columbus landmark shows new signs of age

Posted 5/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A downtown landmark is partially boarded up now in response to a request by the city's building inspection department. Plywood was recently placed over some of the side and rear windows of the old Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets.

 

Smithville tornado victim dies in Columbus hospital

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

COLUMBUS -- A 79-year-old Smithville tornado victim died Friday in Columbus, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the April 27 twister in Monroe County up to 17.

 

Man charged with fatal hit-and-run

Posted 5/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is charged with leaving the scene of a Saturday accident in Oktibbeha County which killed an 11-year-old boy and injured two others.

 

11-year-old boy dies in wreck

Posted 5/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An 11-year-old boy was killed in the crash, according to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office representatives. County fire officials said two of five occupants in the vehicle were ejected and a third was trapped in the vehicle.

 

First class: Columbus High's IB graduates look back on challenges, friendships

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past two years, they've pondered the mysteries of the universe together, but Friday afternoon, the biggest problem Columbus High School's International Baccalaureate seniors faced was how to keep Zachary Thomas' cap soundly on his head during Saturday's graduation.

 

Six days into trial, murder case ends in mistrial

Posted 5/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A last-minute courtroom emergency sent all of Leslie Sharp's defenders and prosecutors back to the drawing board Saturday.

 

 

Columbus High graduates 236: 'Only good things to come'

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus High School class of 2011 celebrated their graduation on Saturday with commencement services at Humphrey Coliseum at 9 a.m. on the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Tornado claims another life in Monroe County

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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