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'Anything is attainable:' Matlin energizes MUW students

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Matlin doesn't do anything halfway, including leaving an impression at Mississippi University for Women. The youngest woman ever to win an Academy Award for a leading role was on campus Thursday to meet with students and speak at the 2010 Welty Gala.

 

Columbus man dies in one-car accident

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Columbus man died Thursday after his truck ran off Highway 45 and rolled in Lowndes County.

 

And the winner is: The Ole Miss 'Rebel Black Bear'

Posted 10/14/2010 in Business

The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's effort to distance itself from symbols of the old South.

Ghosts and Legends: A tour of local haunts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Do you believe in ghosts? A trip to some of Columbus' most haunted houses and visits from beyond the grave at Friendship Cemetery could be enough to convert the most skeptic nonbelievers.

 

'Quite a few' interested in city judge opening

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may be without a permanent city judge for a month or more, but there are no shortage of candidates expressing interest.

 

 

Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.

 

 

Caledonia Day offers fall fun Saturday

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia, 10 miles north of Columbus, will have the welcome mat out Saturday as residents and visitors celebrate the seventh annual Caledonia Day.

 

 

Columbus man charged with manslaughter DUI in death of passenger

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after flipping his car on a gravel road in Lowndes County, killing his 25-year-old front-seat passenger.

 

 

MSU landscape architecture students take on Tennessee Williams home for project

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University landscape architecture students wandered Columbus on Wednesday, scouting the area for design ideas.

 

 

KiOR plant to take more acreage than expected

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR is turning into a bigger deal than expected.

 

 

Arrest report 10-14-10

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

On Saturday, every Starkville dog has its day

Posted 10/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pet owners in Starkville will be in for a treat this weekend as the city celebrates Responsible Dog Ownership Day in McKee Park.

 

 

Starkville planning board OKs Florida Care plans

Posted 10/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville planning and zoning commission Tuesday unanimously approved a conditional use request and preliminary plat for Florida Care Properties Inc. to build a new training center at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.

 

 

Oktibbeha County schools close out 2010 budget

Posted 10/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District officials closed out the books on the 2010 budget year when they approved the final budget in a brief business meeting Wednesday night.

 

 

Starkville arrest report 10-14-10

Posted 10/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department recently released its arrest report for Sept. 27 through Oct. 8.

 

 

Childers hopes for campaign boost from Clinton visit

Posted 10/13/2010 in Business

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Mississippi says he's hoping for a campaign boost when former President Bill Clinton appears Thursday at a get-out-the-vote rally designed to energize college students.

 

 

City contingent takes trip to New York to argue for bond rating

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Our posse's on Broadway. Or at least it was. A small contingent from Columbus was in New York City Monday and Tuesday to speak with Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's financial services regarding Columbus' credit rating.

 

 

Tuesday morning wrecks injure two

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were injured in car wrecks Tuesday morning, one near Columbus High School and the other on 18th Avenue east of Highway 182.

 

 

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