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Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

Retailers ready for Black Friday's early birds

Posted 11/24/2010 in Business

The early bird will catch the early 40-inch flat screen LCD television this Friday. Black Friday deals abound as Columbus retailers open early in the a.m. in hopes of taking advantage of a slowly improving economy.


Nunnelee, back from Washington, ready to 'repeal Obamacare,' cut spending

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep.-elect Alan Nunnelee is finished with freshman orientation and home for Thanksgiving break.



Starkville aldermen move forward with CottonMill financing

Posted 11/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday took several steps to secure financing for infrastructure improvements necessary around the proposed CottonMill Marketplace retail project.



Clay County to update flood maps

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Clay County is in the process of updating its federal flood insurance rate maps and has until May to complete the task.



Circuit judge candidates expected meager turnout

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.



Coleman defeats Porter in circuit judge runoff

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

West Point attorney Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter to win a new judgeship in the 16th Circuit District in a runoff election Tuesday night.



Navistar begins hiring 120 workers for West Point plant

Posted 11/24/2010 in Business

Navistar Defense has started hiring 120 workers at its plant in West Point.



Oktibbeha woman resentenced to life without parole for murder

Posted 11/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Less than a month after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of convicted murderer Kristi Fulgham, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court judge Tuesday gave the woman life in prison without the possibility of parole.



Oktibbeha sheriff's office to trade old and confiscated guns for new Glocks

Posted 11/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is set to trade dozens of old and confiscated firearms to a gun dealer in Grenada for new Glock pistols as part of an effort to upgrade deputies' weaponry.


Ready for takeoff: Aurora unveils advanced military drones

Posted 11/23/2010 in Business

When bombs strike international terrorists in years to come, without putting a single U.S. service member in danger, it will be courtesy of Lowndes County.


Columbus fugitive found in Memphis

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man charged with an August robbery and kidnapping has been extradited from Memphis, Tenn., to Columbus.


Floating museums: Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships docked at local marina

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Columbus sailed 25,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World on a 65-foot ship, accompanied by nearly 30 other sailors. With little space, food stored in the gunnels and livestock kept below, sailors slept on deck and got to know each other very well.


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