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War of the roses: This Valentine's Day, flower shops fight to stay competitive despite higher costs

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may cost a little more this year to say it with flowers. Florists expect to pay more for roses this time of year; growers hold back a portion of their fields to meet the demands of Valentine's Day. But this year's costs have been driven up even more, due to rising fuel costs and a rainy growing season.

 

Special cat honored through MSU scholarship

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Stephen and Dava Imes of Columbus will always remember their cat Mac as being one of a kind, and they are ensuring his legacy lives on through a Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship.

 

 

Dead or alive? A glance at bills in the Miss. Legislature

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Thursday was the deadline for the House and Senate to act on general bills filed in their own chamber.

 

 

Rodeo begins tonight at Mississippi Horse Park

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Rotary Classic Rodeo begins tonight at the Mississippi Horse Park. More than 330 riders will converge on the 100-acre park south of Starkville.

 

 

Four die in north Miss. fire

Posted 2/11/2011 in State

Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.

 

 

Man charged with raping woman in Columbus home

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is charged with raping a woman Thursday night while armed with a pistol.

 

 

Starkville Miss Hospitality pageant accepting entries

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting entries for Starkville's 2011 Miss Hospitality Pageant.

 

A snow day for working parents, too

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.

 

Columbus City Council vote resolves CVB board dispute

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plight of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appears to be over. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a new CVB ordinance Wednesday night during a special called meeting.

 

Suspect charged in Regal Inn drive-by shooting

Posted 2/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Sturgis man was arrested Monday night after a drive-by shooting at the Regal Inn. At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Starkville police responded to a call of shots fired at the two-story motel on Highway 182, just west of Old West Point Road.

Latest round of snow comes, goes with few problems

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.

 

Officials: School bus drivers undergo rigorous training

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.

 

 

Arrest report 2-10-11

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Ala. coated with snow, but few problems reported

Posted 2/10/2011 in State

The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4 inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.

 

 

Franklin Academy postpones birthday celebration

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Due to school closures today, Franklin Academy has postponed its 190th birthday celebration until Friday.

 

 

MSU decides to remain closed through today, Friday schedule undecided

Posted 2/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University, which had planned to resume classes this afternoon, decided to remain closed for the full day and make a decision about Friday's schedule as weather develops through tonight.

 

 

Okolona man dies in fire

Posted 2/10/2011 in Area

An Okolona man has died in a mobile home fire.

 

 

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