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Oktibbeha Sheriff's Office seeks permission for gun trade

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is upgrading its firepower. The department recently netted 23 new fourth-generation .40-caliber Glock pistols without spending a dime by trading 23 first-generation Glock service pistols along with 36 seized guns to Gold N Gun of Grenada.



Woman's car fished out of pond

A woman and her car wound up in 10 feet of water Saturday morning after she lost control of the vehicle.


Monday Profile: A true free spirit, handy with an ax

Posted 3/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Usborne isn't like most girls you meet in the South. The 27-year-old Chicago native may appear to be a normal graduate student at Mississippi State University, studying biogeochemistry; and if you throw in her favorite hobby of playing roller derby, and see her on her motorcycle, some people might wonder if she's just a little different ... but you have no idea.

Starkville infant undergoes rare heart surgery in Jackson

Cayson Sanderford of Starkville is recovering well after undergoing one of the most complicated congenital heart surgeries for an infant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Houston company completes Cadence Bank deal

Posted 3/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.



Supervisors to appoint temporary judge

Posted 3/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Monday will discuss appointing a judge in place of District 2 Justice Court Judge Mike Arledge, who resigned to run for county sheriff.


Tourism's Empty Room: Snag over payment keeping Columbus visitors bureau out of new office

Posted 3/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau employees are working out of boxes. The three full-time and three part-time workers had already packed, ready to move into their new offices weeks ago, when plans hit a snag. The city and county boards that govern the CVB are seeking a state attorney general's opinion on whether or not they, legally, can approve the $734,881 price tag, since it is more than $100,000 higher than the appraised value.


Starkville officials lobby in Washington

Starkville's mayor and electric department head spent the first half of the week in Washington trying to keep power rates down.



Suspended Columbus police officers file appeals

Posted 3/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus police officers filed appeals with the Civil Service Commission last week to overturn their recent suspensions by the City Council.



Ex-NASA manager's conviction upheld in Miss. case

Posted 3/4/2011 in State

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.



Man Tased by police during late-night struggle at Columbus diner

Posted 3/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year-old man who allegedly resisted arrest was Tased by a Columbus police officer early today at the Military Road Huddle House.



Ice cream, too? Weyerhaeuser plant's cellulose fibers found in dizzying array of products

Posted 3/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tree pulp isn't just for paper, and the tree fiber produced at Weyerhaeuser's Columbus Cellulose Fibers plant can be found in some surprising places.



Victims of Tuesday head-on collision remain in hospital

Posted 3/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old woman was still in critical condition and a 25-year-old man was in good condition today following a head-on collision Tuesday in Lowndes County.



Oktibbeha holds off on plan to change county addresses

County residents will have to wait a little longer before receiving their new addresses.



Former Lowndes E911 director settles discrimination suit

Posted 3/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus and Lowndes County E911 director Jessie Colvin agreed to a $100,000 insurance settlement Thursday, bringing a close to her discrimination lawsuit against the county.


Fire destroys Starkville home

A Starkville home was destroyed in an early morning fire Thursday.


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