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Personnel changes, studio schools top Starkville school list

School officials approved a list of student fees and a long list of personnel changes in a meeting Tuesday where they heard about the first Starkville School District student participation in a studio school classroom.

 

 

Two opinions given for start of Starkville schools

School board members learned there are 47 more students in the Starkville School District this year than last, and 36 more students enrolled in early September than were enrolled when school began in Aug. 5.

 

State poised for fast rebound, lt. gov. says (video)

Posted 9/8/2010 in Business

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant believes Mississippi is positioned to bounce back faster than any state in the country once the recession loosens its grip. He explained why during a Tuesday stop in Columbus.

Giving back: Optometrist, mom, philanthropist gives new meaning to busy

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To say Dr. Susanne Cunningham, an associate optometrist at Curtis Optometry, is busy is an understatement.

 

DUI arrests up in area over Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.

 

 

Siren test Wednesday

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency Management Agency will test the tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

 

DUI arrests up in area over Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/7/2010 in Area

State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.

 

Pregnant woman shot, Clay man held

Posted 9/7/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- A Clay County man faces aggravated assault charges for allegedly shooting a pregnant woman in the head.

 

Oktibbeha County schools unhappy with state test scores

The Oktibbeha County school board was unhappy with their district's test scores Monday when Superintendent James Covington gave the board a partial analysis of the district's performance on the state standardized tests.

 

 

DUI arrests up in area over Labor Day weekend

State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.

 

 

Lowndes County Circuit Court 9-5-10

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Court Judges Jim Kitchens Jr. and Lee Howard handed down the following sentences during the final weeks of the August term that ended Friday:

 

 

Columbus residents see potential benefits of sidewalks

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike Starkville's ordinance which requires sidewalks in all new residential and commercial developments, Columbus' Complete Streets ordinance -- requiring curbs, gutters and sidewalks in new developments -- has met with no opposition.

 

Thinking big: Caledonia scrambling to keep up with rapid growth

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia is a small town that thinks big. Over the past 20 years, the town has seen an explosion of growth, drawing families from Columbus and the nearby Air Force base with its top-notch schools.

 

Clay County supes spar over insurance provider

Posted 9/4/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Loyalty was the issue Monday as the Clay County Board of Supervisors struggled to choose an insurance provider for the county. On one side were those loyal to the county's longtime insurance carrier. On the other were those loyal to saving tax dollars.

 

 

Starkville sales tax revenues continue to rebound

Sales tax revenues in the city of Starkville have continued to increase so far this year compared to the same months in 2009.

 

 

Starkville becomes Main Street community

The city of Starkville is set to become the 50th member of the Mississippi Main Street Association. On Sept. 9, the Mississippi Main Street Association will officially designate the city of Starkville as a Mississippi Main Street Community.

 

 

Columbus residents see potential benefits of sidewalks

Unlike Starkville's ordinance which requires sidewalks in all new residential and commercial developments, Columbus' Complete Streets ordinance -- requiring curbs, gutters and sidewalks in new developments -- has met with no opposition.

 

 

Child dies after fall from vehicle

A toddler was killed Friday afternoon after he fell from a moving vehicle in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Governor signs bill banning synthetic marijuana

Posted 9/3/2010 in Business

Synthetic marijuana is now illegal in Mississippi.

 

 

Police out in force for Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are bracing for the Labor Day weekend rush, setting checkpoints and working officers overtime.

 

 

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