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Sounds of Summer in the air tonight

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.

 

 

Columbus City Council OKs personal transporters for police

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday authorized application of a Justice Assistance Department grant, for about $16,700, to be used for the Columbus Police Department to purchase three two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles, similar to Segways.

 

 

This time, the good guys wear masks

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officers are planning a big undercover operation on the evening of June 25. But instead of donning shaggy hair and stained T-shirts to bag meth dealers, they'll be in slacks and masks.

 

 

Columbus boy dies of injuries in lightning strike

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus boy died Wednesday after being struck by lightning over the Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

State probes death at local bar

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the death of a Columbus man Monday at Ruben's Fish House.

 

Limbert honored for 'extraordinary' tenure

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and coworkers said their official goodbyes to retiring Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Claudia Limbert Wednesday in the Claudia Limbert Assembly Room.

 

West Point faces mounting charges of discrimination

Posted 6/3/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Another complaint has been added to the growing pile of current and potential legal actions against the city of West Point.

 

 

Aberdeen woman sues ex-electric dept. manager

Posted 6/3/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- An Aberdeen woman has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging sexual harassment by former Electric Department manager Adrian Garth.

 

 

Starkville going after beaver problem

Down in the brush along some railroad tracks off Lynn Lane, not far from Southwire Company and Starkville Recycling, a dam backs water up into a dark, murky pool.

 

 

Barbour asks for more boats to protect Miss. coast

Posted 6/2/2010 in Business

Gov. Haley Barbour says he's asked BP and the White House to put more boats off the Mississippi coast to intercept oil after a two-mile long slick of crude washed up Tuesday on a barrier island.

 

 

Ala. governor: Boom plan to protect coast from oil ineffective

Posted 6/2/2010 in Business

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill.

 

Young guns: Teens, 13 and 14, charged with armed robbery

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus juveniles were arrested and charged as adults with armed robbery Sunday.

Coroner: Man found in bar died after drinking game

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man found dead inside a Columbus restaurant early Monday had passed out after a drinking game with an off-duty employee, and the alcohol content in his body was well over lethal levels, Lowndes County's coroner said.

Turnout low in Lowndes, statewide

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turnout was low in Lowndes County and other north Mississippi counties for Tuesday's 1st Congressional District race, voters and election officials said.

 

City Council OKs personal transporters for police

Posted 6/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday authorized application of a Justice Assistance Department grant, for about $16,700, to be used for the Columbus Police Department to purchase three two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles, similar to Segways.

 

Turnout low in Lowndes, statewide

Posted 6/2/2010 in Area

Turnout was low in Lowndes County and other north Mississippi counties for Tuesday's 1st Congressional District race, voters and election officials said.

 

Aldermen cite 'deficiencies' in condo plan

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday delayed a decision on a proposed 50-unit condominium project and voted to send the developer's conditional use application back to the city's planning and zoning commission.

 

 

Starkville school district forms roundtable group

In an effort to better communicate with the public, the Starkville School District is forming a group of parents and community members who will meet regularly with SSD officials.

 

 

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