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MSMS only Miss. school on list of best high schools

Posted 5/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.



Senior health day planned for Columbus

Posted 5/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's older residents next week will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness Day. As an official host site, the YMCA will hold activities May 30 at the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA in downtown Columbus.



Crime report 5-23-12

Posted 5/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Bryant signs law limiting attorney general's power

Posted 5/22/2012 in State

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a law limiting the attorney general's control of the state's legal business.


City schools tout benefits of pre-K

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday marked the end of the school year for city students, but for preschoolers at Stokes-Beard Elementary Technology and Communication Magnet School, it was business as usual.

CVB festival funding awarded

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In what seems to be a regular occurrence, festival funding was once again a source of contention between members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.


Oktibbeha plan questioned at supes meeting

Posted 5/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During a meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Rudy Johnson fielded questions concerning the progress of a comprehensive plan for the county.



Shelton trial continued

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a former youth leader, Benjamin Shelton, has been continued until August.



Sheriff: Gang started prison riot

Posted 5/22/2012 in State

A gang fight in a prison for illegal immigrants quickly escalated into a riot involving as many as 300 inmates, some lashing out with sticks or homemade knives as the uprising spread through the sprawling prison, a sheriff said.



CMSD superintendent interviews begin tonight

Posted 5/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Interviews will begin tonight for the first of three candidates remaining in the Columbus Municipal School District's superintendent search.



Former state lawmaker Ezell Lee dies at 74

Posted 5/21/2012 in State

Former state Sen. Ezell Lee of Picayune died Monday after battling cancer, according to a Senate staff member who had spoken with his family. Lee was 74. He served in the Mississippi House from 1988 to 1992, then in the state Senate from 1992 until January 2012.


Fake Twitter account lands Starkville man in jail

Posted 5/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer, after Starkville police discovered a fake Twitter account the man had established.

Outstanding warrant leads to meth and rape charges

Posted 5/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An outstanding warrant led to a drug bust and a statutory rape charge Thursday evening.


Columbus man in intensive care after assault

Posted 5/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department responded to a number of altercations and burglaries over the weekend and chased a dog at-large who threatened an elderly man at his home.


Prison riot leaves guard dead, eight injured

Posted 5/21/2012 in State

A guard was killed and, at one point, hostages were taken during a riot at a Mississippi prison that holds illegal immigrants, authorities said.

Monday profile: Larnzy Carpenter finds the good in Starkville

Posted 5/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was a leisurely procession that made its way around the course during the Oktibbeha County Relay for Life at the Starkville Sportsplex on the evening of May 4. But even at a slow pace, a noticeable bottleneck formed near the northwest corner of the course, where First Baptist Church of Longview had set up its tent.


Starkville Community Market: From bugs to baked goods

Posted 5/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite the fourth warmest winter in United States history, there was plenty of produce available at the Starkville Community Market on Saturday.



Miss. jobless rate falls as labor force dips

Posted 5/19/2012 in State

Mississippi's jobless rate continued to fall in April, again because fewer people were looking for jobs.



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