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Experts say C&G rail line should reopen

Posted 11/12/2010 in Business

Restoration of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line could have far-reaching and long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for the entire nation.



Starkville police blotter 11-12-10

Posted 11/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department Thursday released its arrest log dating back to Nov. 3.



Starkville native forced out of military challenges 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

Posted 11/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.



Miss. insurance head: Health care overhaul part 'socialist-communist'

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says some parts of the federal health care overhaul won't work because they came from "pure socialist-communist ideas."



Peter Imes: I don't care about your Farmville animals

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

At a family dinner the other night, an uncle mentioned that he has grown tired of reading the mundane in his Facebook News Feed.



CBC says it's raised $1 billion

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Community Bancorp, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced this week that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.



Youth quail hunt offers education, fun

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Young hunters will learn about quail hunting and conservation at an upcoming daylong event in Lowndes County.



Summerford attends funeral expo

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

Craig Summerford of Memorial Funeral Home in Columbus, joined professional colleagues from around the world in New Orleans for the 2010 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention & Expo, Oct. 10-13.



Henderson promoted

Posted 11/11/2010 in Business

The Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services has announced the promotion of Sam Henderson to Community Bank President of Columbus.



Veterans' 'Telling Project' this weekend in Starkville

Posted 11/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When five Mississippi State University military veterans take to the stage this weekend, they will become the latest participants in a growing national movement.



Public input wanted on Starkville municipal complex plan

Posted 11/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While members of Starkville's municipal complex committee toured City Hall last month and witnessed firsthand the cramped working conditions faced by city employees, the group now is planning an open house in the 71-year-old structure to give the public a chance to weigh in on the need for new facilities.


'Every day's a mission:' Veterans find easy transition to law enforcement

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trading in their camos for police blue is a natural step for many military veterans, who are often coveted by law enforcement for their advanced training.


Steens veteran knows value of supporting troops

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After serving 75 percent of his life with the U.S. military, 72-year-old Garland Kirkland knows a thing or two about supporting the troops.



Man arrested at West Point meeting criticizes mayor, selectmen

Posted 11/11/2010 in Area

The man removed and arrested at West Point's Tuesday Board of Selectmen meeting claims he was improperly barred from making a public statement.



Expert: Main Street associations successful economic engines

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As local governments search for ways to drive their economy, Main Street associations are proving to be successful economic engines, according to recent research.



Man charged with assault in fight at local bar

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 37-year-old man has been charged with assaulting another man with a beer bottle during a brawl at the Loft, the bar above Ruben's Fish & Steakhouse.



Sex crimes on Lowndes Circuit Court trial docket

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 72-year-old Artesia man accused of raping his 16-year-old granddaughter is one of several sex crime trials on the docket this month in Lowndes County Circuit Court, which began Monday.



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