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West Point man dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted 9/6/2011 in Area

CLAY COUNTY -- A West Point man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in northern Clay County.



Police investigate shots fired Saturday night in Columbus

Posted 9/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shots were fired Saturday night at the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue South, and Columbus Police are investigating the incident, Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said.



Columbus police investigating two weekend burglaries

Posted 9/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police report two burglaries occurring during the Labor Day weekend, one also involving an assault of the resident of an occupied dwelling.



Info fair to promote Starkville's master plan

STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville will hold an information fair to promote its master plan ahead of a public referendum later this month.



Link: Calisolar chairman praises Mississippi farm boys, girls

Posted 9/6/2011 in State



Body discovered in Okitbbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman after her body was discovered Sunday.



Several services available for elderly and disabled through Medicaid waiver

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE -- For the elderly and disabled who don't want to live in a nursing home and are struggling to care for themselves in their own home, there's a program available with people ready to help.



Rainfall from Lee hammers coastal counties

Posted 9/3/2011 in State

JACKSON -- The Mississippi coast braced Saturday as squalls from the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Lee swept in, bringing heavy rain and sparking sporadic tornado warnings. Officials urged motorists to either stay home or take precautions if out in the heavy rainfall associated with Lee, especially along U.S. Highway 90.


Prairie Arts train ride a tradition for kids, parents

Posted 9/3/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The Prairie Arts Festival features dozens of food vendors and hundreds of booths featuring art, clothing and furniture for sale. Still, there's something about the train ride that makes it stand alone from the rest of the events. 


Seventeen year old sentenced to 15 years for statutory rape

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tony Jennings will spend at least the next 10 years of his life behind bars. A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury found the 17 year old guilty on Wednesday for one count of statutory rape of a then-13-year-old girl. Judge Lee Coleman sentenced Jennings to 15 years at the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Friday with five of the years suspended and five years under post-release supervision.



Airport business looking to expand

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the businesses located near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport has plans to expand. The GTRA Authority met on Friday for a special meeting, to discuss possible incentives for the business, whose name is being withheld pending negotiations.



Altercation at Caledonia High raises safety concerns for resource officers

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For around 15 minutes, a Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputy basically was on his own. Other than help from Caledonia High School Assistant Principal Andy Stevens, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Deputy Scott Glasgow did not receive any assistance from bystanders during a physical altercation with two students on Aug. 15 at the school.



Dog who bit Columbus boy euthanized

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A dog that bit a 10-year-old boy Aug. 19 in Columbus was put to sleep earlier this week, Karen Johnwick, Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society director, said Saturday.



Oktibbeha to schedule public hearing for vicious animal ordinance

STARKVILLE -- In anticipation of public pressure to adopt a vicious animal ordinance, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors plans to schedule public hearings about the issue at Tuesday's meeting.



Three arrested in accident Friday morning

STARKVILLE -- A Yazoo City man involved in a multi-car accident that sent two passengers to the hospital Friday morning was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. 


New Palmer Home director continues his life's mission of working with children

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steven Scott has dedicated his life to working with children. Now, the Whitehaven, Tenn., native has chosen to make Columbus his home, taking over as director of the local branch of Palmer Home for Children as former Executive Director Jeff Miller transfers to the organization's Hernando campus.


Owners of dogs who attacked two children charged

STARKVILLE -- The owners of five dogs that attacked two children in Oktibbeha County last month have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.



State lawmakers approve Calisolar incentives package

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.



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