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msstate.edu: Humanities lecture series to feature Rufus Ward (link)

Posted 9/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Class' letters brighten soldier's tour in Afghanistan

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even if he has spent weeks in the brush without showers or decent food, reading a letter from New Hope Middle School students brings a smile to Russ Hudson's face.

Store owner, robber shot in East Columbus gun battle

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

East Columbus convenience store owner was in critical but stable condition late Sunday after he exchanged bullets with two robbers Saturday.

 

United Way agencies struggling amid recession

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a time when more people are turning to charitable organizations for help, the cash flow to those agencies also is down. And while economists say the national recession is over, those groups tell a different story.

 

 

Shootout at East Columbus store ends with two at the hospital

Posted 9/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An armed robbery attempt turned into a shootout at an East Columbus convenience store, and two were people transported to the hospital.

 

Family fun time at the Columbus Fair

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the merry-go-round began its slow spin Saturday at the Columbus Fair, 4-year-old Kalani Perry sat comfortably on his black horse, grabbed the pole in front of him and held on for the ride.

 

Thousands pack Cotton District for Bulldog Bash

Posted 9/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the sun went down west of Starkville Friday evening, the streets of the Cotton District quickly filled with revelers, balconies overlooking University Drive crowded with spectators and the sounds of drums, electric guitars and turntables echoed off nearby buildings.

 

 

Lowndes schools make another bid for unitary status

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia schools are growing and have been, consistently, for years. The simple solution was to add 11 classrooms. But even the simplest of solutions isn't as simple as it could be.

 

Unhindered growth: Away from federal oversight, school district freely makes changes

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is teeming with activity -- from dance and aerospace classes and a new middle school to 11-month school calendars. Anyone watching for the past couple of years might think the changes happened overnight. Longtime district employees and past superintendents know otherwise.

Columbus soccer park project moves forward

Posted 9/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work on the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus could begin by January, officials said at the final public hearing for the project Thursday.

 

Columbus wants suit by bar owner dismissed

Posted 9/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has filed a motion in federal district court to dismiss a lawsuit claiming Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement officers persecuted the Fuhgetaboutit downtown bar.

 

 

Trustmark: Some Cadence jobs will 'go away,' branches will consolidate

Posted 9/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pending sale of Starkville-based Cadence Bank to Trustmark National Bank could lead to the consolidation of local branches and staff, but a decision on those changes won't be made until the sale is finalized early next year, a Trustmark bank executive said Thursday.

 

 

What's that smell? Alerted by passerby, police make pot bust in Cotton District

Posted 9/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested two Mississippi State University students this week after a passerby smelled marijuana coming from a residence in the Cotton District and called police.

 

 

Federal grand jury indicts Ala. football coach

Posted 9/23/2010 in Area

A federal grand jury has indicted an Alabama high school football coach on charges of child molestation and trying to get the victim to lie to authorities about the incidents.

 

 

Noxubee Republican Women to host visit by Harper

Posted 9/23/2010 in Area

The Noxubee County Republican Women and Executive Committee are hosting a barbecue to welcome Mississippi 3rd District Rep. Gregg Harper to the Macon-Noxubee County Civic Center on Monday.

 

 

Arrest report 9-23-10

Posted 9/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

 

 

Brigham spreads 'good news' about The W

Posted 9/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has more than an interim president in Allegra Brigham -- it has an avid cheerleader. And Brigham is looking to recruit the entire community to "tell the story of MUW" and help it thrive during the most massive budget cuts in the history of higher learning in Mississippi.

 

Downtown resurgence: Few Columbus storefronts without tenants or prospects

Posted 9/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Days can pass, and Angel Kilgore's car doesn't move from its downtown parking space.

 

Amid new school rules, cyberbullying rarely reported

Posted 9/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cyberstalking and cyberbullying likely take place locally, but if they do, education and law enforcement officials say they're rarely reported.

 

 

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