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Home, business owners wary of Columbus annexation plan

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barring further studies, little is known regarding how the latest annexation proposal may affect individual homes and businesses in four select areas of Lowndes County.

 

Embezzlement case against ex-Packet employee moves forward

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Packet owner Roger Larsen took the stand in municipal court Thursday, testifying that an ex-employee embezzled up to $22,167.70 in cash over a four-year period.

 

Starkville Christmas Parade takes to streets on Saturday

Posted 12/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Christmas Parade is set to take place this Saturday.

 

 

Starkville arrest report 12-3-10

Posted 12/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department released its arrest report for the last two weeks.

 

 

Smaller airports avoid security hassles

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New security screenings implemented Nov. 1 seem to have travelers across the country in a frenzy. But locally, the changes have been quiet. And officials expect it to remain so.

 

Alleged burglar interrupts woman's morning shower

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 48-year-old woman's morning shower was interrupted Thursday when a burglar broke into her home. Rodney Wayne Shaw, 43, of 801 Alabama St., shattered the window of a sliding glass door to enter the house in the 200 block of Kermit Street at about 7:44 a.m.

 

Holiday Bazaar draws shoppers, vendors from throughout South

Posted 12/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 38th annual Holiday Bazaar will conclude today at the city's Sportsplex after three days of arts, crafts and holiday decor.

 

 

Public invited to tour Starkville City Hall

Posted 12/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is inviting the public to attend two tours of City Hall in coming weeks so residents can catch a glimpse of the poor working conditions faced by city employees.

 

 

Man assaulted by cowbell at Mississippi State game sues alleged attacker, SEC

Posted 12/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man involved in an incident last year in which he was hit with a cowbell at a Mississippi State football game has sued his alleged attacker and the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Police: Alleged rape 'black eye' on law enforcement

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A reported rapist's recent use of blue lights to pull over and attack a woman adds another layer of distrust between the public and police, local lawmen say.

 

 

Latest annexation plan focuses on commercial areas

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest annexation proposal to come before the Columbus City Council intentionally excludes residential areas in favor of commercial property.

 

 

14-year-old with police rap sheet arrested in burglaries

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 14-year-old boy was locked in jail for the third time this year Saturday, when he was charged with a burglary in Columbus and four in Lowndes County.

 

 

Man hit by beer bottle at local nightclub

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old man was hit in the nose with a beer bottle outside a downtown nightclub early today, according to Columbus police.

 

 

Caregiver pleads guilty to theft of Social Security checks

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 43-year-old Columbus caregiver pleaded guilty in Lowndes County circuit court Monday to stealing Social Security checks over a two-year period.

 

Link touts accomplishments, looks toward next year

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link paused for a little praise Wednesday at its annual luncheon. A recent round of focus group surveys completed by the Link encouraged the economic development specialists to better publicize their accomplishments.

UMMC visitors prescribe new opportunities to Franklin students

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Keara Williams and Brianna O'Neal want to be pediatric nurses when they grow up. Tristian Moody wants to be a cardiologist.

Sheriff, state officials shift blame for alleged murderer's release

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a 20-year-old Columbus man charged with capital murder was released from prison, state and county officials disagree about who should shoulder the blame.

Dozens of Starkville residents homeless

Posted 12/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As M.J. Hill loaded clothes, shoes and other belongings onto a trailer Wednesday morning in The Pines mobile home park, the Mississippi State University senior was greeted by Isabella Collier and her son, Kenneth.

 

New finance chair endowed at MSU

Posted 12/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An anonymous gift of $1.5 million will be used to endow a chair of finance in the College of Business at Mississippi State University for the late Jack R. Lee.

 

 

Peter Imes: You can rent anything online

Posted 12/2/2010 in Business

On Wednesday night I rented a movie through Netflix's Watch Instant feature. As I easily selected a movie, I wondered what else could be rented online. Here are a few of the more interesting online rental options I found.

 

 

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