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Hitching Lot Farmers' Market officially opens with homegrown, homemade wares

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eager for the homegrown and homemade, deal-hunters prowled the booths of the freshly opened Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus, picking up everything from pies to "redneck backscratchers."


Wren man dies in wreck

Posted 5/14/2011 in Area

A 76-year-old man died and his grandson was severely injured Friday, when his pickup was struck by an 18-wheeler in Monroe County.



Schools: CMSD interim superintendent reaches out to leaders about dropout rates

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Martha Liddell, interim superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, spent Friday afternoon speaking about a subject close to her heart -- dropout prevention.


Art in the garden: Visual and performing blend arts in upcoming garden tours

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.

Helping hands: Area residents provide relief for those impacted by tornadoes

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.


Starkville police on the lookout for suspects in rash of auto burglaries

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A rash of auto burglaries have Starkville police officers once again warning citizens to lock their cars.



Sharp murder trial to begin Monday

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The murder trial of Leslie Sharp is set to begin Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Sharp, 21, of Starkville, is accused in the November 2008 killing of Christopher Cole, then 20, of Mathiston, at the corner of Rockhill and Kelly Road. She has claimed self-defense.


MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.


Starkville man gets 10 years for attempted murder

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Alan "Main" Doss, of 2010 Rock Hill Road, was convicted of stabbing a man outside Mac's Meat Market July 31.


Kior breaks ground, and draws customers, for Columbus biofuels plant

Posted 5/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

FedEx is the latest company to sign an offtake agreement with Kior, a biofuels plant slated to begin production in Columbus in 2012. FedEx plans to use oil produced from biomass, mainly wood chips, in its ground fleet.

Friendship House demolition could lead to ordinance changes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's demolition of a historic property in downtown Columbus has left some preservationists and supporters asking what can be done in the future to prevent similar cases.

Local entrepreneur looks for answer to Africa's poverty

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disease malaria stunts social and economic development in Africa, costing the continent an estimated $12 billion a year in productivity, according to a recent study released by the Roll Back Malaria campaign.


Deputies back at work after fatal shooting

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five Lowndes County sheriff's deputies who were suspended following a deadly shootout Monday are back at work today.



Port readies roads, rails for Kior plant

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority is preparing for the planned 2012 opening of the Kior biofuels plant, at the port.



Arrest Report 5-12-11

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported these felony arrests over the past week:



Appeals court rejects suit against county, city police

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another setback for the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., her wrongful-death lawsuit against Columbus and Lowndes County was thrown out Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals.



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