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MUW receives $200 K science grant

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women recently received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Science Enrichment Program.

 

Woman suffers minor injuries after wreck

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 35-year-old Columbus woman was slightly injured Tuesday when she turned her SUV in front of a car northbound on Military Road.

New prison offers boost for region's economy

Posted 9/1/2010 in Area

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Mississippians and Alabamians packed the Aliceville, Ala., City Hall Tuesday to learn about job opportunities at the city's new federal women's prison.

Reserve officer gets 20 years for rape

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

MUW doesn't plan to lay off faculty

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.

 

 

Supes divided over bond money

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Jeff Smith and Leroy Brooks Tuesday again made appeals to improve the quality of life for residents of Crawford and Artesia, using part of a bond issue approved for renovations and additions.

 

 

Police searching for second Brookville Gardens suspect

Posted 9/1/2010 in Area

Starkville police have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with an incident at Brookville Gardens last month, during which several shots were fired and an apartment door was kicked in illegally.

 

 

MUW doesn't plan to lay off faculty

Posted 9/1/2010 in Business

Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.

 

 

Aurora expected to double workforce in light of new contract

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System -- which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility.

 

 

Pistol-packing Ala. grandmother shoots intruder in bedroom

Posted 8/31/2010 in Business

A pistol-packing grandmother in Decatur hopes intruders will think twice before messing with her again.

 

 

Former reserve officer sentenced to 20 years for statutory rape

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in the state prison this morning after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week.

 

 

Deputies investigate Columbus woman's death

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 38-year-old Columbus woman who worked as a cook at the Waffle House was killed Sunday or Monday after her Lowndes County apartment was broken into.

 

Lowndes puts 'dysfunctional' health department facility in the past as it celebrates opening of new location

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Health Department showed off its new, $2.8 million, state-of-the-art facility at a grand opening celebration Monday.

 

Police urge caution after alleged abduction attempt

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are urging caution after an attempted child abduction was reported Friday night.

 

 

MUW to host disaster drill

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes emergency response agencies, in cooperation with Mississippi University for Women and Columbus Air Force Base, will conduct a disaster drill on Wednesday, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the MUW campus.

 

Congressional review: Arts school gets A-plus (video)

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School are less than a month into the school year and already have performed for a U.S. congressman.

Oktibbeha Supervisors plan tax increase

Posted 8/31/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is planning a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a 4.48-mill ad valorem tax increase.

 

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