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Howard explains release of CPD suspect

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard wanted to clear up any confusion with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of a shooting suspect earlier this month.



Lowndes County supervisors ponder 911 readdressing

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith, there are times when emergency response units have difficulty finding the correct address to respond to 911 calls. The quick fix is an ordinance similar to the one the Oktibbeha County board of supervisors passed.


Video of Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch obtained video footage of the armed robbery that occurred earlier this week at Creekstone Chevron.

Local personality DJ Lovebone shares the ins and outs of being a disc jockey

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What do you wear to a Friday night tête-à-tête with a guy named "Lovebone?" And how do you address him? Mr. Love? Mr. Bone?

The first class: Original MSU vet school class returns for 30th anniversary gala

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- It's late 1976, and Newton-native Jerry Bounds has his fingers crossed that one of the students accepted into Auburn University's veterinary school will decline their invitation.

Pumpkinpalooza expected to draw 5,000 to downtown

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Neighbors who've recently driven by the farm of Anna and Eric Lancaster have noticed something out of the ordinary. Where tomatoes and peas usually grow, close to 300 pumpkins and gourds have sprung up over the past three months.


Starkville finalizing capital improvements plan

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By the end of the calendar year, the city of Starkville will have a five-year capital improvements plan. Mayor Parker Wiseman is close to rounding up suggested improvements -- prioritized from immediate need to long-term projects -- from city department heads and aldermen.


Candidates tout experience, new ideas at voter forum

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local candidates had their chance to sway voters to their side before the Nov. 8 election arrives. Candidates in nearly every local race attended the Columbus-Lowndes League of Voters political forum Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex, while interested residents listened for the one thing that could sway them to one side or the other.


Kior to hold job fair at EMCC

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kior officials are seeking 70 people to fill full-time slots at the Columbus biofuels plant, and they're hoping to find at least some of those people Saturday during a job fair at East Mississippi Community College.



Music, fireworks tonight kick off Caledonia Day festivities

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia was abuzz this morning as residents and business owners finished last-minute preparations for the 8th annual Caledonia Day festival, which kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at Ola J. Pickett Park and continues Saturday with a full roster of events.



Artists converge on Northport this weekend for Kentuck

Posted 10/14/2011 in Area

NORTHPORT, Ala. -- For some, it is pilgrimage. For others, it is curiosity. But for two local artisans, it is something else entirely -- part homecoming, part family reunion, encompassed in a two-day rainbow of color nestled in a place early settlers dubbed paradise.



DuPree, Bryant debate on TV tonight

Posted 10/14/2011 in State

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters get a chance Friday night to see the two candidates for governor in a televised debate


Bean speaks about Center for Creative Learning Initiatives

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 2004, and Dr. Claudia Limbert was president of Mississippi University for Women. She strode into Dr. Suzanne Bean's office and asked her what she would do with a million dollars. The question seemed preposterous, but Limbert wasn't kidding -- a federal grant was available from the U.S. Department of Education, and Limbert wanted Bean to chase it. Bean called her husband and told him she would be working late. Then she sequestered herself behind her desk and carefully wrote out a proposal that would win the grant and lead to the creation of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning.


Waste Pro acquires Mississippi Industrial Waste

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

A longtime local leader in the commercial solid waste industry is changing hands, but company officials say customers should see little to no change.



Marriages and Divorces 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

Marriages and Divorces for Oct. 5 - Oct. 12



Building Permits 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

Building Permits for Oct. 4 - Oct. 12



Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:


Police respond to Stabbing at North Browder Street apartments

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus woman Wednesday after police believe she stabbed a man with whom she is in a "dating relationship."


Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 3-8, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office report:



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