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Oxford mayor considers veto of liquor decision

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Oxford Board of Aldermen have approved an ordinance that would allow occasional Sunday sales of alcohol.



Miss. banks get millions in federal loans

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Three banks in Mississippi got millions of dollars from a Federal Reserve short-term loan program aimed at stabilizing financial markets.



Jackson schools seek dismissal of suit alleging coach whipped students

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

Jackson Public Schools has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over alleged whippings by the basketball coach at Murrah High School.


Ala. assault suspect claims to be vampire

Posted 12/9/2010 in Business

A 20-year-old Gadsen man charged with burning a "V'' into the face of a teenager has told police he believes he is a vampire.

'Mother Goose,' MUW professor awarded for community service

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Call her a philanthropist, a "cultural icon" or even eccentric. But children, throughout the years, have known her simply as Mother Goose.


Son files suit over man's drinking death

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old Columbus man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ruben's Fish and Steakhouse, where his father died of alcohol poisoning May 31.



Lowndes high-profile court trials delayed

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest Lowndes County circuit court term has ended, delaying several high-profile trials, like that of Robert Triplett, until February.



Council split on choice for Columbus judge position

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a quick 5-0 vote with one abstention, concerns linger over the newly appointed city judges. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem abstained from Tuesday's vote when the candidates endorsed by the majority of the judge interview committee, on which Karriem was included, were not recommended to the council.


CottonMill Marketplace project moving forward

Posted 12/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Developers of the proposed CottonMill Marketplace project were in Starkville Wednesday and said they expect to complete financing on the $100 million-plus undertaking at the edge of the Mississippi State University campus by the end of the year.


Oktibbeha County woman dies in fire

Posted 12/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County woman was killed in an early-morning fire today just south of Maben, an emergency official said.



Community cleanup planned in The Pines

Posted 12/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A second community cleanup event is planned this weekend in The Pines mobile home park, which was devastated the night of Nov. 29 by an EF-2 tornado.



Starkville schools add a third proposed districtwide goal

Posted 12/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials are well on their way to finalizing a list of three comprehensive goals for the Starkville School District after working on them again at Tuesday night's meeting.



Training unit for new Air Force plane to be based in Meridian

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

Key Field in Meridian has been selected as the site for a new training unit for the Air Force's new C-27J Spartan military transport.


Miss. school: Bikini photo negates lesbian's lawsuit

Posted 12/8/2010 in Business

A Mississippi school district hopes photographs of a teenage lesbian in a bikini will help lead to the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming her rights were violated when a picture of her in a tuxedo was left out of the yearbook's senior section.


Y prepares for visit by Santa, Miz Claus

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hey kids -- the holidays are here. And what better way to enjoy the magic than with a visit with Santa and Miz Claus. Meet Santa and Miz Claus as they make a special visit to the Downtown Y at 602 Second Ave. N. Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9-11 a.m.



Starkville pursuing new sidewalk exemptions

Posted 12/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The effort to update the city of Starkville's sidewalk ordinance has lasted several months, resulted in multiple public hearings and left its citizen-led transportation committee scratching their heads as they have tried in vain to compose a variance process suitable to builders, landowners and the Starkville Board of Aldermen.



Caledonia to expand park offerings

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to buy 20 acres southeast of Ola J. Pickett Park for $120,000.


Anderson Grove ready for new center

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 10 years of campaigning, Anderson Grove is getting a new community center. The rural community nestled between Columbus and Caledonia broke ground Monday on its 5,000-square-foot community center.


Soccer park plans revamped; new city judges named

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council never heard from city engineer Kevin Stafford Tuesday night, as was scheduled, because there wasn't much to report about the proposed soccer complex at Burns Bottom.



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