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SPD make arrest in coed mugging

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested and charged a minor with the armed robbery of a Mississippi State University coed on Sept. 18.


Rupp strives for local economic development

Posted 9/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.



Teen births, infant deaths down in Mississippi

Posted 9/26/2011 in State

New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.



Autopsy completed on man found in Monroe

Posted 9/26/2011 in Area

An autopsy shows that complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen is the cause of death of a Tennessee man whose body was found in Monroe County on Friday.



Governor's School accepting applications for 2012 session

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Governor's School is accepting applications for the 2012 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.



SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.



State Treasurer Profile: Lynn Fitch touts legislative connections

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

If being state treasurer were like being a investigative reporter, Lynn Fitch would be a Pulitzer Prize winner.



State Treasurer Profile: Connie Moran talks economic development

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

Ocean Springs Mayor and Democratic State Treasurer candidate Connie Moran hopes her message to voters helps fend off Republican opponent Lynn Fitch in the general election in November. Moran was unopposed in the August primaries.



Bomb threat raises jurisdiction questions at Columbus Middle School

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School is located within the Columbus Municipal School District but outside Columbus city limits, and the Columbus Police Department does not have jurisdiction at the school. Emergency response personnel quelled the Sept. 16 bomb and sniper threat at the school without any injuries. However, due to a signed agreement that the Mississippi Attorney General did not approve, there were questions regarding who was supposed to be the lead agency during the event.



Boutique boom: Shop owners share a common goal - keep shoppers in Starkville

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.



Man sought for kidnapping found dead in Hamilton

Posted 9/25/2011 in Area

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.



Sharp retrial to begin Monday

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The retrial of Leslie Sharp's murder case is set for Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.



Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.



Thursday night stabbing ends with three-car collision

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.



Caledonia passes 2011-2012 budget

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen passed the town's 2011-2012 budget Sept. 13, voting unanimously to lower property taxes by 0.25 percent after seeing another year of increased revenue and decreased expenses.



Caledonia Mayor on ethics violation: 'We'll do better next month'

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- The town of Caledonia's mayor and Board of Aldermen could face steep fines after violating the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to post notice of a Sept. 13 meeting.



New water association means lower rates for west Starkville residents

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.



Music, fashion show and food tasting highlight Downtown Block Party

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.



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