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Columbus firefighters take oath to protect community

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.


Parks department funds new Crawford community center

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.


New circuit judge, the third in district, expected to ease caseload

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.


Lowndes considers proposal to monitor flood-prone creek

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.


Cleanup continues after new year's twister in Starkville

The grounds of The Grove apartments were covered in white Tuesday morning as Orion Schertzer sorted through pieces of broken lumber and debris.


More than dozen candidates file to run for county offices

Seventeen people qualified Tuesday in Oktibbeha County for the county elections set to take place later this year.



Columbus to remove asbestos, burn down houses to make way for soccer park

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five houses in the way of the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus should be gone within three months.



New bridge coming to Starkville Sportsplex

Traffic and parking problems around the Starkville Sportsplex could soon be alleviated when a new bridge is constructed adjacent to the facility off Lynn Lane.



Starkville mayor vows veto of sidewalk exemptions

With a 4 to 3 vote Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, which exempt four streets from future sidewalk construction requirements.


Ex-TV host Gary Collins jailed for skipping out on restaurant tab

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

Actor and former TV host Gary Collins was in a south Mississippi jail early Wednesday, charged with a felony after being accused of leaving a restaurant without paying his bill, police said.


Miss. deputy uses stun gun on rampaging camel

Posted 1/5/2011 in Business

A sheriff's deputy in southern Mississippi used a stun gun on a pet camel after authorities say the animal attacked a motorist's car and then turned on the deputy.



Legislature OKs incentives for maker of solar panels

Posted 1/4/2011 in Business

Mississippi legislators opened their 2011 session Tuesday by passing a $75 million bond bill to provide a loan for a company that wants to manufacture solar panels in Hattiesburg.



Man hit with hammer arrested after he allegedly fought with girlfriend

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.



Local legislators: Budget cuts, redistricting will dominate session

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.



Clay County supes name new president

Posted 1/4/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning and elected a new president and vice president for the coming year.



Lowndes circuit clerk Salazar to seek re-election as independent

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.


'A great day' for Columbus' Frazier, new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.


Final public hearing today on Starkville sidewalk exemptions

Residents of Starkville have one more chance to weigh in on proposed amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance before the Board of Aldermen votes on the matter today in City Hall.



Oktibbeha school board welcomes new member

Oktibbeha County School District board members welcomed a new member Monday night and elected officers to handle the district's business in 2011.



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