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For West Point minister Cochrane, patience is a virtue

Posted 1/27/2011 in Area

When she was a young girl living in Tallahassee, Fla., the Rev. Rita Cochrane told her grandmother she wanted to preach. Maybe someday, she was told, but not now. But that desire to be in the pulpit was always in the back of her mind.


Fund established for Oktibbeha constable battling cancer

Posted 1/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Family and friends of Oktibbeha County Constable Jimmy Shurden have established a bank account in his name to help pay his mounting medical bills from a battle with cancer.



Peter Imes: Running social media promotions

Posted 1/27/2011 in Business

Last week we looked at a few contests some large corporations are currently running on their Facebook pages. Let's look at some ways local businesses can create buzz with their pages.



Franklin students evacuated briefly after heating unit overheats

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School was evacuated briefly this afternoon after the motor in one of the school's heating units overheated.



Scott Colom: Entrepreneurs and the new marketplace

Posted 1/26/2011 in Business

Charles O. Perkins and Mario Murray have at least one thing in common: They are both using Facebook to sell something.



Tupelo promoted as complete shopping destination

Posted 1/26/2011 in State

Downtown Tupelo and The Mall at Barnes Crossing should be partners, not competitors, according to initial recommendations from a consultant.


State of the Union leaves local politicos skeptical

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, local Republican and tea party members offered skepticism of the president's commitment to bipartisanship.

Kitchens: Without courtroom, 'no benefit' from third circuit judge

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has a third judge - now it needs a courtroom for him.

Starkville woman fights off purse snatcher

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman fought off a would-be purse snatcher Friday in the AT&T parking lot on Highway 12.

City to help Starkville woman forced out of flood-ravaged home

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A steady rain fell on Starkville Tuesday morning as Susan Shappley watched the water rise in the channel behind her former home on Maple Drive.


Man holds up Starkville gas station

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is investigating the city's second armed robbery in less than a week.


Columbus radio show to feature controversial minister

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local callers will have an opportunity to question Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan next month. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem will host Farrakhan on his radio program, Karriem & Co., Feb. 9 on WTWG AM 1050.


Trustmark nearly doubles fourth-quarter profit

Posted 1/26/2011 in State

Regional banker Trustmark Corp. says it nearly doubled its fourth-quarter profit from a year ago as the company recorded declines in bad loans and cut its exposure to Florida real estate problems.



Miss. Senate panel passes bill making animal cruelty a felony

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

The Senate Judiciary B Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in Mississippi.


Suspect arrested in Starkville McDonald's robbery

Posted 1/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Chickasaw County man suspected of robbing a McDonald's restaurant last week on Highway 12 has been apprehended.


Bill authorizing genetically enhanced deer fails in Senate

Posted 1/25/2011 in State

A bill authorizing the raising of genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in Mississippi has failed to pass the Senate.



Beating suspect calls 911 for trip to hospital

Posted 1/25/2011 in Area

A man suspected of attacking an employee at a Northport auto repair shop with a hammer called 911 and asked to be taken to a drug and mental health treatment facility just hours after the attack.



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