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In wake of tragedy, game wardens urge hunter safety

Posted 9/18/2010 in Area

As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.

 

Car fire delays traffic

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 45 minutes late Friday after a car burst into flames on the shoulder.

 

 

Starkville looks for company to continue curbside recycling

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- In the wake of a contract dispute between Starkville Recycling and the city of Starkville, the city's Board of Aldermen Tuesday will consider whether or not to request proposals from companies capable of continuing Starkville's curbside recycling pickup program. 

 

 

Think pink: Fire-truck tour highlights breast cancer awareness

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A convoy of fire trucks with some not-so-conventional paint jobs will roll through Starkville next month. 

 

In wake of tragedy, game wardens urge hunter safety

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.

 

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal: NEMS360.com - News, Business, Classifieds, and Events in Northeast Mississippi (link)

Posted 9/18/2010 in Area

A high school football coach was held at the Monroe County jail this weekend on federal charges of sex crimes against a minor.

 

Heritage student dies from injuries in hunting accident

Posted 9/17/2010 in Area

Spencer Perkins will be remembered as a a kind-hearted young man, who touched many lives.

A year later, Family pleads for information on Kaila Morris' disappearance

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, Bonnie Morris Triplett was surprised by a visit from her daughter, Kaila, who "popped over," to chat with her mother about, among other things, a pair of bulldog puppies.

Kitchens says 'gist' of his testimony was correct

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Jim Kitchens sat in his office Thursday afternoon in the Lowndes County Courthouse, law books lined the shelves, black robes hung in a nearby closet and stacks of files and paperwork covered his desk.

 

Few dialing in to program offering phone bill aid

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old federal program is offering financial assistance to individuals living below the poverty level, but few are taking advantage.

 

Kitchens says 'gist' of his testimony was correct

Posted 9/17/2010 in Area

As Jim Kitchens sat in his office Thursday afternoon in the Lowndes County Courthouse, law books lined the shelves, black robes hung in a nearby closet and stacks of files and paperwork covered his desk.

 

Annexed areas to get improved fire, sewer services

Posted 9/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville residents who live in portions of the city annexed from Oktibbeha County in 1998 soon could receive improved fire and sewer services.

 

 

The Jacket Buzz: Film club enters Magnolia Film Festival (link)

Posted 9/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville High School film club plans to participate the Magnolia Film Festival for the first time. The club also has a new sponsor, social studies and chorus teacher Joe Evans.

 

 

West Point police on lookout for armed robbers

Posted 9/16/2010 in Area

The West Point Police Department is searching for two armed robbers considered to be armed and dangerous.

 

 

City of Columbus raises taxes

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2011 budget, which includes a 0.86 millage increase.

 

 

No tax increase for Lowndes; Brooks seeks transparency in budget meetings

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 2011 fiscal year budget with no millage increase.

 

 

Tax arguments heat up First District race

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers split with his party leadership Wednesday, saying he favors at least a one-year extension for all the 2001 federal income tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year.

 

Experts: KiOR plant process looks clean

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be too soon to tell, but operations from a KiOR biofuels plant --converting wood chips into crude oil -- aren't expected to produce a significant negative environmental impact on Columbus, said company officials and area experts.

 

Peter Imes: Using the Internet to steal

Posted 9/16/2010 in Business

News broke last week of a burglary ring in New Hampshire that selected targets by using Facebook. Specifically, they used the new Facebook Places feature to target more than 50 victims.

 

 

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