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Mother gets $5 million bond in death of child found in oven

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

A Greenville judge has set bond at $5 million for Terrie A. Robinson, who is charged with murder in the death of her 3-year-old son whose body was found in an oven.

 

 

Barbour vetoes community college budget bill

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has vetoed a community college funding bill because he says it's not part of an overall balanced budget for the state for the coming fiscal year.

 

 

Miss. House releases redistricting plan

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi House on Thursday released its own redistricting proposal, and the plan could come up for a vote in that chamber by Friday.

 

 

Miss. Senate sends 'bath salts' bill to governor

Posted 3/3/2011 in State

A bill outlawing toxic chemicals sold as bath salts, plant food and other products is headed to the Mississippi governor's desk.

 

Signs of success: Caledonia, West Lowndes elementary lauded for test scores

Posted 3/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it comes to math, West Lowndes and Caledonia elementary schools have the right formula. The two Lowndes County schools are being recognized by Mississippi State University's Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools with Value Added Awards, for their performance on state tests in the area of math.

 

MSU Brazilian Festival to feature noted pianist

Two free Mississippi State University piano concerts this weekend will highlight the university's ninth annual Brazilian Festival.

 

 

Starkville aldermen spar over city committees

Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas is celebrating the veto of a motion he endorsed at Tuesday's meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen.

 

 

Marshals arrest couple on cocaine charge, family members for disturbance

Posted 3/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A U.S. Marshals fugitive task force arrested four people Monday near the Wendy's on Alabama Street.

 

Fire burns field, woods near downtown Columbus

Posted 3/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County firefighters battled a large fire for almost four hours Wednesday in the wooded area north of the Highway 82 Main Street exit.

LISTEN: Tape details confrontation between city judge, police officer

Posted 3/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An emotionally distraught Nicole Clinkscales, now a city judge, was told or reminded nine times by a Columbus police officer to sit in her car before she was arrested in 2009, according to a police recording released Wednesday.

 

Greenville woman held after child's body found in oven

Posted 3/2/2011 in State

A Greenville woman has been arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found in an oven.

 

 

Eat-and-run charge against Gary Collins dismissed

Posted 3/2/2011 in State

A judge has dismissed charges against actor Gary Collins for allegedly leaving a Biloxi restaurant without paying his bill.

 

 

Woman remains in critical condition after head-on collision

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 21-year-old Columbus woman who was severely injured in a wreck early Tuesday remained in critical condition today in Memphis.

 

 

Lowndes County faces redistricting crunch

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes is among several counties across the state that has to redraw its district lines after the release of 2010 census figures.

 

 

City clears fallen tree from Military Road

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus roads department has cleared a massive tree that fell Monday night, blocking traffic on Military Road near 12th Avenue North.

 

 

Lowndes Supes, Columbus Council stay out of Omnova strike

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes supervisors and Columbus City Council members this week declined to officially intervene in the strike at Omnova Solutions, turning down a request from the company's union to send letters asking that bargaining over a union contract resume.

 

Leaders optimistic about state economy

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At their Columbus stop Tuesday, Mississippi Economic Council officers said they had seen more optimism about the economy here than possibly anywhere else in the state.

 

Columbus City Council makes appointments to CVB board

Posted 3/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city council appointed three people, including first-time board member Nadia Dale, to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Tuesday.

 

 

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