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Man hit by beer bottle at local nightclub

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old man was hit in the nose with a beer bottle outside a downtown nightclub early today, according to Columbus police.



Caregiver pleads guilty to theft of Social Security checks

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 43-year-old Columbus caregiver pleaded guilty in Lowndes County circuit court Monday to stealing Social Security checks over a two-year period.


Link touts accomplishments, looks toward next year

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link paused for a little praise Wednesday at its annual luncheon. A recent round of focus group surveys completed by the Link encouraged the economic development specialists to better publicize their accomplishments.

UMMC visitors prescribe new opportunities to Franklin students

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Keara Williams and Brianna O'Neal want to be pediatric nurses when they grow up. Tristian Moody wants to be a cardiologist.

Sheriff, state officials shift blame for alleged murderer's release

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a 20-year-old Columbus man charged with capital murder was released from prison, state and county officials disagree about who should shoulder the blame.

Dozens of Starkville residents homeless

Posted 12/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As M.J. Hill loaded clothes, shoes and other belongings onto a trailer Wednesday morning in The Pines mobile home park, the Mississippi State University senior was greeted by Isabella Collier and her son, Kenneth.


New finance chair endowed at MSU

Posted 12/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An anonymous gift of $1.5 million will be used to endow a chair of finance in the College of Business at Mississippi State University for the late Jack R. Lee.



Peter Imes: You can rent anything online

Posted 12/2/2010 in Business

On Wednesday night I rented a movie through Netflix's Watch Instant feature. As I easily selected a movie, I wondered what else could be rented online. Here are a few of the more interesting online rental options I found.



Barbour still urges caution on budget

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

Mississippi revenue collections exceeded estimates in November -- the fourth time that has occurred since the fiscal year began July 1.



Pledge flap leads to judge repremand recommendation

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

A judicial watchdog agency says Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn should be publicly reprimanded for jailing an attorney for not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom.



Little-known Ala. law bans grills at apartments

Posted 12/1/2010 in Business

ANNISTON, Ala. - Colonial Park Apartment residents woke recently to find pink notices at their doors explaining that their grills were illegal and needed to be removed from the premises within five days or they would be disposed of by staff.



Federal judge dismisses Tyler Edmonds' lawsuit

Posted 12/1/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A federal judge in Oxford has dismissed a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit filed by Tyler Edmonds.


Starkville police release images of robbery suspects

Posted 12/1/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department Tuesday released surveillance camera images of two men suspected of robbing a convenience store this weekend on Russell Street.

Monroe County residents pick up pieces amid storm's devastation (video)

Posted 12/1/2010 in Area

A cigarette dangling from his lips, Gary Carr surveyed the devastation he called home. His mobile home, where he and his family had slept the night before, was flattened. His yard looked like a battle zone. His shed, which sheltered his family's few remaining possessions, was upside down.

'Trailers in the streets:' Starkville residents clean up after brutal storm

Posted 12/1/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The streets of The Pines mobile home park were littered with debris Tuesday morning as Jessie and Mattie Kemp wandered through the development off Louisville Street and surveyed the damage.


Lowndes supervisors spar over park projects

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith sparked an animated conversation about recreation projects when he requested a joint meeting between the county and city boards to discuss the status of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority's $1.7 million parks construction project.


Oops: Lowndes murder suspect mistakenly released from prison

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old Columbus man wanted for murder has been arrested in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., after he was mistakenly released from prison.


Supervisors consider replacing tourism board members

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motion to vacate all county appointments to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors was met with strong accusations at Tuesday's meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.



Alcorn judge accused of fixing tickets

Posted 11/30/2010 in Business

A judicial watchdog agency has accused an Alcorn County judge of fixing tickets.



Lowndes: Dismiss lawsuit brought by coach, principal

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District has asked a judge to dismiss lawsuits brought against it by former New Hope High School principal Lynn Wright and longtime baseball coach Stacy Hester.



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