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A catalyst for change: Nadia Dale strives to impart value of higher education

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nadia Dale is doing everything she can think of to make high school students want to go to college.

 

Lawsuits filed against Lowndes County

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following lawsuits are among those pending in federal court against Lowndes County:

 

The Golden Triangle on the silver screen: Movie makers capture area on film

Posted 10/11/2010 in Area

Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.

 

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear two Miss. murder cases

Posted 10/11/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals in two Mississippi murder cases, including a Clay County case.

 

The Golden Triangle on the silver screen: Movie makers capture area on film

Posted 10/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.

 

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear two Miss. murder cases

Posted 10/11/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals in two Mississippi murder cases, including a Clay County case.

 

 

City: Recycling dump was accidental

Posted 10/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city's investigation into why a Sanitation Department truck dumped curbside recycling materials Thursday morning at the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill revealed the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding by the driver.

 

 

Day in the Country celebrating 40 years

Posted 10/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Once a year, however, the Oktoc Community Club transforms into the Oktoc Country Store for the annual Fall Day in the Country event. This year, the event is scheduled to take place Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

Secretary of State: Population drop may not cost area a lawmaker

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says preliminary census data shows a 3 percent reduction in population in Lowndes County.

 

 

City sued for 2008 killing of 21-year-old Columbus man

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit implicating the mayor in a deadly 2008 police shooting is just one of several high-profile cases pending in federal court against local governments.

 

Late Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin's son promises to 'grow into his shoes'

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds gathered at the Trotter Convention Center Saturday to pay final respects to late Municipal Court Judge Curtis H. Austin Sr.

Sex education: State leaves decision up to local districts; arguments on both sides of the issue

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sex education in area schools consists of a unit on the subject in health class. And any speakers visiting schools to broach the subject, preach abstinence-until-marriage messages.

 

City locks in interest rate on debt

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Concerned future interest rates may get out of hand, the Columbus City Council passed a resolution to lock in an interest rate on $9 million worth of debt Thursday.

 

 

Parking fines nearly double in city

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parking fines for the city of Columbus have nearly doubled, effective this past Wednesday.

 

 

EPA to take over cleanup of old Columbus Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A book more than eight decades in the writing is approaching its final chapter.

 

 

Columbus explores designating entertainment district

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are working with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to revitalize multiple areas of Columbus.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen vote against raises

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday against giving 3 percent raises to all 11 town employees.

 

 

An ounce of prevention: Columbus fire inspectors visiting businesses

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Frank Upton became a Columbus firefighter about 26 years ago, he was fighting fires almost daily.

 

 

Cotton District Arts Festival unveils new poster Tuesday

Posted 10/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Area Arts Council will reveal the winning poster design for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Starkville recycling bags end up in landfill

Posted 10/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville city leaders have launched an inter-departmental investigation to determine why bags of materials residents left out for the city's free curbside recycling program are being dumped in a landfill in Clay County.

 

 

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