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Condos may come to former Borden plant in Starkville

Posted 1/11/2011 in Business

Tabor Construction and Development has spent more than a year renovating the former Borden milk plant at the corner of Montgomery and Lampkin Streets for restaurant, retail and storage space. Now, the Starkville-based company is hoping to add condominiums to the massive, two-story structure.

Low voter turnout as election competes with weather

Posted 1/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.

Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.


MDOT's Brown says he'll retire, cites health reasons

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Larry "Butch" Brown says his health concern - not a string of controversies - was the major factor in his decision to retire as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.


Photo Gallery: Snow photos from around the area

Posted 1/10/2011 in Area

People all over the Golden Triangle are having fun on their snow day. Email your photos to

Barbour: No delay for special elections

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he will not delay three special elections scheduled for Tuesday.


Relay for Life kicks off campaign Tuesday

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers are hoping for sunshine and blue skies as they plan for this year's Relay for Life. Last year's Columbus event was called off early due to rain.



Fire destroys Columbus home

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus house burned down Sunday afternoon while 11 firefighters with three engines worked three hours to clear the scene.


Former graphic artist switches careers, opens one-chair barbershop

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Working in the corporate world, Mark Tribble saw firsthand how quickly jobs can disappear. Tribble was a graphic artist for Bryan Foods in West Point until the company shut its doors several years ago and, already in his 40s, he found himself unemployed. He then faced a dilemma: Begin a new career as a barber, or become a mortician.

'Several' wrecks as snow, sleet fall on Starkville

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Approximately two inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell on Starkville this weekend, causing accidents, closures and other headaches for local residents.


Hazardous driving conditions in north Miss.

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hazardous driving conditions are being reported in parts of north Mississippi after a storm system moved through the state Sunday and into eastern parts of the country overnight.


Area dodges brunt of storm, but roads remain treacherous

Posted 1/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.


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