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Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.

 

Starkville eyes four-day workweek, explores reorganization

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With budget time looming, city leaders are eyeing a number of changes for the next fiscal year, including a four-day workweek for city employees, reorganization of city departments and the elimination of some outside contributions, among other measures.

 

 

Murder trials continued to next term

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Oktibbeha County women scheduled to go on trial next week on unrelated murder charges will have to wait until November before their cases are heard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.

 

Ala. firefighter suspended in flushed babies probe

Posted 7/28/2010 in Business

A member of the Odenville fire department was placed on administrative leave after two premature stillborn infants were flushed down a toilet.

 

 

Trustmark boosts second-quarter profit

Posted 7/28/2010 in Business

Regional banker Trustmark Corp. nearly doubled its second-quarter profit through the combination of more revenue and reductions in problem loans, the company reported.

 

 

Columbus woman wins $27,201, advances on 'Jeopardy'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A professor at Mississippi University for Women advanced on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" today, winning $27,201 on the popular syndicated television show.

 

 

Sheriff: Premature infants flushed down toilet

Posted 7/27/2010 in Business

The St. Clair County sheriff says a grand jury will review an investigation that turned up the bodies of two premature infants that had been flushed down a toilet.

 

Public Works employees back on five-day workweek

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To improve productivity, especially in summer weather, Columbus Public Works Department crews Monday moved to a five-day workweek.

 

District seeks to appoint replacement for Clark

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District could begin the search to replace the late John Clark on its board of trustees Thursday.

 

Pit bull attacks leave five cows dead

Posted 7/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five dairy heifers are dead and more than a half-dozen were injured in two pit bull attacks Sunday off Oktoc Road.

 

County schools handle land question in closed session

Posted 7/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County school officials met in a very brief open meeting at noon Monday, not to discuss postponed budget issues, but to go in to closed session to handle some business.

 

 

Package for Ala. grandma contains 6 pounds of pot

Posted 7/27/2010 in Business

A package addressed from "Grandpa Henderson" in San Diego, Calif., to "Grandma Henderson" in Talladega, Ala., wasn't ordinary mail, and it wasn't picked up by any grandmother.

 

 

Columbus' Corrigan to appear on 'Jeopardy' Tuesday

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women English professor, Dr. Nora Corrigan, will appear on the game show, "Jeopardy," set to air locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday on WLOV-TV.

 

Summer in the South: Farmer's watermelon stand sells summer staple the old-fashioned way

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Henry I. Collins pinches the blade of his jackknife and pulls it open. He sticks it in the watermelon in front of him and cuts it lengthwise. The two halves split with a crisp, satisfying crunch and roll with the seeds up.

The perfect score: Heritage Academy student scores 36 on ACT exam

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hardly anyone in America can say they got a perfect score on a standardized test. But Timmy Lind, a junior at Heritage Academy, did the nearly unthinkable. He scored a 36 on his ACT.

 

MUW to participate in National Night Out

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will be up late Aug. 3 to party against crime.

 

 

Masked men hold up early-morning partiers

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two masked men held up a group of approximately 10 partiers in a Columbus apartment Saturday morning.

 

 

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