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Police arrest suspect in Columbus club shooting

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.

 

Columbus City Council won't cover cost of conference

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.

 

 

Columbus Packet changing owners

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.

 

A legacy on the diamond: Columbus to honor ballplayer Sam Hairston

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.

 

Starkville OKs funding for Cotton Mill Marketplace

Posted 6/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In an effort to support the proposed CottonMill Marketplace retail and residential development, the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday passed a number of resolutions, including two to seek a combined $11.8 million in funding for the project and another which will give tax incentives to the developer.

 

 

Starkville aldermen approve rezoning for condos

Posted 6/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite protests by a half dozen neighbors, the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a zoning change on South Washington Street for a proposed 16-unit condominium development dubbed "The Georgetown."

 

 

Police: Car burglars run over, kill Vicksburg man

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

Jackson police say a Vicksburg man stopped a break-in of his car, but was hit and killed by the burglars as they sped off in their own car.

 

 

TVA raises rates for fifth straight month

Posted 6/16/2010 in Business

The Tennessee Valley Authority is raising rates for a fifth straight month due to higher fuel costs, adding up to $4 a month for residential customers.

 

 

Missing Ala. child dies from heat in parents' car

Posted 6/15/2010 in Business

Franklin County officials say a 4-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found inside his family's parked car and died from hyperthermia.

 

 

Caledonia, West Lowndes elementary schools certified by Renaissance

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County elementary schools are certified as Reading Renaissance Schools.

 

 

Parcel on 45 rezoned for commercial development

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Chalma Whitaker to rezone property at 4340 Highway 45 N. from an R-1 single-family residential district to a C-3 highway commercial district.

 

 

DAR presents city schools with flags

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District accepted 117 holiday-appropriate gifts from the Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monday.

 

 

Public hearing planned for long-awaited bypass

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Guard armory could replace Fairgrounds as voting site

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Area

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Aldermen to seek funding for CottonMill project

Posted 6/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen today is expected to seek nearly $12 million in funding for the proposed CottonMill Marketplace retail development.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Man charged in dog fighting incident

Posted 6/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested Monday morning after police responded to a dog fight at the Brookville Gardens apartment complex.

 

 

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