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Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New city planner charged with looking at Columbus 20 years down the road

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can tell Patricia Southerland is new. The walls in the recently hired city planner's office are bare. The furniture is sparse.

 

Part of Alabama hotel where four MUW students died to reopen

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HOOVER, Ala. -- A motel in Hoover where four young women died in January has received permission to reopen about 30 rooms.

 

 

Town and Tower hosts MUW Campus Day of Service Friday

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's grounds and facilities will get some extra attention at the first Campus Day of Service hosted by the Town and Tower Club Friday.

 

Car strikes hydrant on Seventh Street North

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Street North was shut down for several hours Friday while Columbus Light and Water crews repaired a fire hydrant that was struck by an SUV Friday.

 

Bomb scare ends as false alarm

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department called in assistance from Columbus Air Force Base and the Tupelo Police Department Friday night in response to a bomb scare.

 

 

Purchase of sludge land moves forward

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local developer agreed Friday to sell 118 acres of sludge disposal land south of the city to Columbus Light and Water for almost $1 million.

 

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.

 

County relocates East Columbus polling place

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has relocated an East Columbus polling site.

 

 

Judicial candidates tout experience, results

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates from widely different backgrounds and experiences are facing off Tuesday for the newly created Place 3 16th Circuit Court judge position.

 

 

Aldermen to consider new Florida Care site

Posted 10/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a request by Florida Care Properties to build a new 8,500-square-foot building at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.

 

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Business

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.

 

Man dies attempting rescue on highway in Alabama

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

A man rushing to help a truck driver whose rig was burning on Interstate 65 vaulted a retaining wall and plunged to his death, apparently not realizing he was atop a bridge.

 

 

Link earns national awards, article in Forbes

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following a brief bout of negative news at the local level, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is making national headlines for the right reasons.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.

 

West Point mayor takes leave of absence

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point Mayor Scott Ross has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his duties.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

Deputies catch suspected burglar

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspected burglar was captured Thursday after fleeing from police and launching an hours-long manhunt in the woods off Harris Road.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

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