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Community Bancorp, Cadence's new owner, acquires second bank

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.



Storms leave minor damage in Ala.

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Strong storms left scattered damage across a wide area of west Alabama on Friday, slamming trees into homes and roads and forcing schools to release thousands of students early as a precaution.



Tornado warnings issued for Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee counties

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Clay County and northern Lowndes County, including Columbus, after a funnel cloud was spotted near Tibbee Friday evening. Minutes later, a warning was issued for Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.



MDOT warns of flooding in Choctaw, Oktibbeha counties

Posted 4/15/2011 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of the following flood advisory in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.



The Reflector: Outstanding MSU, Starkville Women Honored (link)

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



Area spared serious damage as storms, tornado warnings pass

Posted 4/15/2011 in Area

A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.



Ala. schools let out early amid weather threat

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Alabama school systems are releasing students early because of the threat of severe weather.



Columbus, Caledonia under tornado warning

Posted 4/15/2011 in Area

Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.


UPDATE: Extensive damage, multiple injuries from tornado in central Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and businesses and leaving at least three people critically injured.

Man hit in head with bottle in East Columbus

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with hitting a stranger in the head with a beer bottle while drinking with friends in East Columbus.


Columbus schools recognize top teachers, parents

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District celebrated past achievements and laid out plans for future academic success during Thursday night's meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.



Columbus planners look to dress up city's 'image corridors'

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.



Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.


Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Business

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.


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