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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.

 

 

Gang fight sends Lowndes County inmate to hospital

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five inmates at the Lowndes County jail sent another inmate to the hospital with a broken eye socket Thursday after he refused to join their gang.

 

Monroe County woman reported missing

Posted 9/3/2010 in Area

A 51-year-old Monroe County woman has been reported missing, according to County Sheriff Andy Hood.

 

Plan to withhold Medicaid funds could cause education cuts

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gov. Haley Barbour announced Tuesday $82 million slated for public K-12 schools would instead be placed in the state's rainy day fund.

 

Couple awakens to find stranger sleeping in home

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County couple was getting ready to go to work this morning when they found a man sleeping in one of their spare bedrooms.

 

Viva Starkvegas: Downtown block party in Starkville tonight

In anticipation of Mississippi State University's first home football game of the season this weekend against the University of Memphis, a block party will take place tonight in downtown Starkville.

 

Library funding cuts could mean job losses

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $25,000 cut in city funding to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library in 2011 could cost an additional $100,000 and two to four lost jobs years down the line.

 

4-County to host second Energy Efficiency Expo

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.

 

Community invited to sign thank-you card for first responders

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Salute to Lowndes County's Finest Committee unveiled a huge thank-you card Thursday for the community to sign and share their thanks to first responders in Lowndes County. Sales manager by day and creative thinker by night, Andy Shurden rolled up his artistic sleeves and created the giant card in his garage.

 

4-County to host second Energy Efficiency Expo

Posted 9/3/2010 in Area

Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.

 

 

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