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Market Street road closures to begin Friday

Posted 5/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Numerous streets will begin closing Friday morning and afternoon for the 15th annual Market Street Festival.



Arrest report 5-6-2010

Posted 5/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteen people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.



Reed: Strong Columbus important for Tupelo

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there is any place in the South that is ready for new business when the recession eases up, northeast Mississippi is the place, Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed told local business leaders Tuesday.



Main Street Columbus wins national award

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus has received an award from a national organization for its efforts in downtown beautification and building strategic partnerships.



Auditor: Aberdeen owed nearly $1 million in fees, $380,000 misplaced

Posted 5/5/2010 in Area

Aberdeen has misplaced $380,000 and missed out on nearly $1 million, according to an independent auditor.



Residents to council: Control violence at clubs

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents Tuesday exhorted the Columbus City Council to better address issues of crime in the city.



State economic leader to address MUW grads Saturday

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blake Wilson, president of the Mississippi Economic Council, will address Mississippi University for Women graduates on Saturday in Whitfield Hall’s Rent Auditorium on the MUW campus.



Navistar plant in West Point lands additional contracts

Posted 5/5/2010 in Area

U.S. troops riding in locally built vehicles will have an easier time beating the Afghanistan heat thanks in part to $191 million awarded to Navistar Defense in West Point.



Columbus police investigate armed robbery, make felony arrests

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department reported the following felony arrests.



Plans under way for Columbus tribute to local Negro League player

Posted 5/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Government and educational leaders from Columbus, Lowndes County and Starkville, as well as those honoring a local person who was a Negro League baseball standout, are taking a trip to Birmingham, Ala. today.



Murder trial in Oktibbeha County hunting death delayed

The trial of a Maben woman accused of killing her husband while the couple hunted in western Oktibbeha County was continued Monday until Aug. 2.



Starkville students encouraged to walk to school Thursday

Students in Starkville public school grades 4-8 can go to school on foot Thursday, weather permitting, to celebrate another Walk to School Day.



Starkville OKs repair for Old West Point Road

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved emergency repairs for a section of Old West Point Road which collapsed Monday.



Starkville city schools expect $2 million budget cut

A short-staffed Starkville school board learned Tuesday night that their 2010-2011 budget will be about 10 percent to 12 percent less than it was a year ago, a reduction of almost $2 million.



Starkville aldermen appoint pastor to school board

After months of controversy, the Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed a local pastor Tuesday to fill the vacant seat on the Starkville School District board of trustees.



Parolee suspected in Columbus assaults nabbed in Florida

Posted 5/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, has been apprehended in Florida, according to Columbus police.



Sex advance possible motive in white supremacist murder case

Posted 5/4/2010 in Business

The black ex-convict charged in the grisly murder of white supremacist Richard Barrett confessed he killed the man because Barrett asked him to perform a sexual act, investigators testified Tuesday.



Cochran, Wicker announce $191 million in new Navistar contracts

Posted 5/4/2010 in Area

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today praised the award of $191 million to Navistar Defense for the delivery of new medium tactical vehicles and enhancements to its mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan.



Fulgham death penalty case set for May 24 hearing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments May 24 in Kristi Fulgham's appeal of her death sentence for her role in the slaying of her estranged husband.



Starkville Daily News: Citywide power outages planned for Starkville (link)



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