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Hunt graduates rally to preserve shuttered school

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hunt Intermediate is the last of a dying breed of black neighborhood schools in Columbus, according to community members and alumni. And they are rallying around the school to preserve it.

Oktibbeha sheriff's cars running on propane

Posted 2/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan considers himself a car guy. So when the city of Starkville last year was approved for $106,800 in stimulus funds to convert vehicles to a new gasoline- and propane-based fuel system, the sheriff of 35 years admits he was curious to know more.

 

West Point High principal tapped to lead Meridian schools

Posted 2/23/2011 in Area

West Point High School Principal Alvin Taylor has been named superintendent of the Meridian Public Schools.

 

 

Council suspends public works director, police officers; city worker fired

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One city employee was fired and three others, including Public Works Director Mike Pratt and two police officers, were suspended Tuesday during a special meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Terry Brown elected secretary of PEER committee

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, was elected secretary of the Mississippi Legislative Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review.

 

Columbus Riverwalk surveillance cameras go online

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has finished installing 12 cameras along the downtown Columbus Riverwalk, bringing the $18,000 first phase of the project to an end.

 

City judge pleads no contest, fined $377 for 2009 incident

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Judge Nicole Clinkscales entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Lowndes County Justice Court to disorderly conduct and disobeying a police officer.

 

 

Oktibbeha County residents getting new addresses

Posted 2/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Oktibbeha County can expect to receive new addresses in the not-too-distant future. A meeting next week among county officials, emergency responders, the U.S. Postal Service and the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, among others, will discuss the proposed address changes.

 

In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."

 

Light and Water Dept. studying effect of wastewater

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board Thursday agreed to invest up to $112,000 over the next 12 months to study the impact of water from the local treatment plant deposited into the Tombigbee River.

 

Man charged with head-butting police car

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man has been charged with head-butting a Columbus Police Squad car and kicking one of its windows off track.

 

Lowndes assistant superintendent to run for top schools post

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County School District assistant superintendent anno-unced her intent to run for superintendent today, but current Superintendent Mike Halford said he remains undecided on his future

 

In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Area

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."

Family, friends mourn fire victim

Posted 2/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- In a tree-covered yard off Williams Road, friends and family of the late Ruth Ann Bishop gathered around a table Monday morning and sat in stunned silence.

Sheriff: Escapee left note promising to return, but didn't

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County Jail trustee who walked off the job Saturday afternoon was taken into custody this morning and charged with escape. According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan, Ceforrest Hendrix left a note apologizing for his absence.

 

MUW has access to latest standard of wireless offerings

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not only do Mississippi University for Women students have wireless access campus-wide, it's also available through the latest wireless standard, which means maximum speeds. "Though many other universities have a campus-wide wireless network, we are probably among the few universities who have implemented a full campus-wide wireless network based on the recently ratified wireless standard known as 802.11n," according to Rodney Godfrey, MUW network administrator. The new standard can provide a five-fold increase to wireless speeds depending on coverage and reception.

 

 

Lowndes woman dies of injuries in Military Road car fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman burned over 40 percent of her body Feb. 12 in a car fire succumbed to her injuries Friday.

 

 

Columbus tax revenue beating expectations

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' "cautiously optimistic" chief financial officer is on the verge of dropping the "cautiously" part.

 

Oktibbeha County investigators probe cause of fatal fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators today are still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire Saturday night in Oktibbeha County.

 

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