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Starkville green-lights new traffic bulbs

The Starkville Electric Department is set to install new LED light bulbs in dozens of the city's traffic signals.



Oktibbeha County Circuit Court 2-6-11

Judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard handed out sentences to more than a half-dozen defendants Wednesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Treasurer Reeves: State in 'far better shape' than most

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following two straight years of negative revenue growth which saw Mississippi lose 10 percent of its economic progress, the bleeding has stopped, State Treasurer Tate Reeves said Thursday during a visit to the Columbus Exchange Club.

VIDEO: Massive tree falls, narrowly missing historic home

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 174-year-old tree at the historic Temple Heights home on Ninth Street North fell Wednesday, causing minor damage and narrowly missing the house.

Master Gardeners spruce up Starkville

Temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Thursday afternoon as Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners Jim McKell and Charlie Weatherly spread soil in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse annex.


Columbus city planner resigns

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.


WINTER SMASHUP: Hundreds of wrecks reported across Golden Triangle (video)

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.


Highway 82 reopened after wrecks in Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

STARKVILLE -- Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 90 minutes Thursday evening in Oktibbeha County as several vehicles slid off the road icy roadway.



Most Golden Triangle schools, MUW closed Friday amid freezing weather

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.



KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.



Senate OKs ban on texting while driving

Posted 2/3/2011 in State

The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.


West Point animal shelter calls for volunteer help

Posted 2/3/2011 in Area

They are there in all shapes and sizes, every color and every temperament waiting for someone to give them a real home.


Starkville mayor vetoes sidewalk exemptions

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman Wednesday vetoed the Board of Aldermen's recent amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, which exempted four streets south of Highway 12 from sidewalk construction requirements.



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