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Respecting diversity: Town and Tower event energizes community members

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.

 

Lowndes absentee balloting questioned by Miss. secretary of state

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.

 

Starkville men get prison time for counterfeit money scheme

Two of the three Starkville men charged with operating a counterfeit money scheme in late 2009 were sentenced to prison time Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.

 

 

Miss. Senate reconsiders, passes deer breeding bill

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and passed a bill that would allow genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in the state.

 

 

Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for budget and revenue bills.

 

 

Carcasses of 50 animals found dumped in creek

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Authorities are trying to find out who dumped the carcasses of nearly 50 dogs and several cats in a creek in north Mississippi.

 

 

Caledonia adds jobs, moves forwad on water rate increase

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.

 

 

Main Street Columbus celebrates 'monumental' year

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.

 

 

Council members split $2 million for road work

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.

 

 

CVB: Despite losing half of board, tourism business goes on

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite having its board of directors cut in half, everything at the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is "business as usual," the group's interim director said.

 

Hotels attract interest of restaurant chains

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new hotel approaches its grand opening and Castle Properties prepares to break ground on another, local developer Mark Castleberry predicts more hotel projects on the horizon. And hotel projects are attracting the interest of chain restaurants potentially locating in Columbus.

 

Starkville aldermen move to fix Maple Drive flooding

The city of Starkville could begin a storm water control project adjacent to the Green Oaks subdivision as soon as this summer.

 

Murder retrial of Columbus man delayed

A Columbus man who was granted a new trial by the Mississippi Supreme Court for the 2005 murder of his on-again, off-again girlfriend in Oktibbeha County will have to wait a bit longer before he gets a new day in court.

Starkville's Tagert wins transportation commission runoff

Posted 2/2/2011 in State

Mike Tagert has defeated John Caldwell Sr. in Tuesday's runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.

 

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