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Murder, cowbell assault trials delayed in Oktibbeha

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trial of a Maben woman accused of killing her husband in 2009 has been continued until the next term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. The aggravated assault trial of a Columbus man accused of striking another man in the head with a cowbell during the 2009 Egg Bowl at Mississippi State University was also continued until the next court term.



Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.


Columbus Middle School's Allen named Teacher of the Year

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 38 years, Frances Allen's love for teaching continues to grow. She never fails to seek out and respond to students who need one-on-one help, even if it means cutting into her personal time.

Momentum ramps up for Starkville skate park

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mississippi State University student Tony DiNolfo sped toward a steep wooden ramp Saturday at the Starkville Community Market, he crouched slightly on his skateboard, adjusted his feet and prepared for takeoff.


Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.



Oktibbeha coroner qualifies for re-election

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Coroner Michael Hunt qualified Monday to run for re-election. As of Friday afternoon, no other candidates had qualified for the coroner's race.


Barbour juggles White House hopes, state's past

Posted 1/29/2011 in State

Haley Barbour's folksy style and savvy leadership have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet the 63-year-old has shown a penchant for airbrushing his state's segregationist past.


Clay resident calls for more minorities in county jobs

Posted 1/28/2011 in Area

A Clay County man is questioning the hiring practices of the county's Board of Supervisors.


Police: Columbus convenience store robber knew store's routine

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who robbed the Jumbo Jr.'s convenience store in the Leigh Mall Chevron early today knew the store's money-handling procedures, according to police.


MSU student charged with arson in dorm fire

Posted 1/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student was charged with first-degree arson Tuesday after he allegedly set a bulletin board on fire in Cresswell Hall.



Columbus police start new campaign to collect outstanding fines

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police teams made four arrests Thursday, a slow start for the city's three-month campaign to collect misdemeanor court fines. The campaign accompanies a Municipal Court amnesty, which runs from Feb. 1 to April 15.



Columbus High showcases 'champion' spirit

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High introduced the community, last night, to the talents of its students and the vast array of programs offered at the school. And community members attending the inaugural Falcon Showcase were pleasantly surprised.


Amid teams' success, New Hope plans upgrades to soccer field

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the heels of exciting wins, the New Hope soccer teams could have more to celebrate. Deteriorating 30-year-old bleachers are on tap for replacement.


Starkville police busy with string of burglaries

Posted 1/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A recent string of burglaries has Starkville police urging citizens to lock their doors and keep valuables out of sight.


Summit to spotlight black leadership in Columbus

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County supervisor hopes to introduce future African American leaders to the community and vice versa with a day-long summit.

New production, competitions keep Starkville Community Theatre busy

Posted 1/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Mississippi Theatre Association's annual awards ceremony in Meridian, Starkville Community Theatre members are preparing for a new production at the Playhouse on Main and a trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.


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