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New MUW police chief needed

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Mississippi University for Women's police force is no longer employed with the department, university officials confirmed Friday.



Oktibbeha County Relay for Life raises $102,000

An old Swedish proverb dictates a joy shared is twice the joy and a sorrow shared is half the sorrow.



Starkville Police bringing back Harleys

For the first time since the mid-1970s, the Starkville Police Department will have motorcycles in its patrol fleet.



Eastbound US Highway 82 in Lowndes County closed due to accident

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.



A look at some items passed by Miss. legislature

Posted 5/4/2012 in State

A look at some of the major items that passed and failed during the 2012 Mississippi legislative session.



CMSD superintendent could be named by mid-June

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District emerged all smiles Thursday night after a two-hour meeting in executive session at Brandon Central Services to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.


Propst Park train restoration under way

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four decades have passed since the 19th century train came to rest at Propst Park, and since that time, it has stood silent sentry over Main Street. Juveniles threw rocks and broke a few windows, and a person was once found living inside one of the cars, but for the most part, the train has been free of vagrants and vandals, ravaged only by time.

Chick-fil-A construction underway; two unnamed restaurants planned

If you want to know what's happening with the long-awaited, much-delayed Cotton Mills project, just follow the food.

Fishing lures and sushi: Two new businesses open their doors

Posted 5/4/2012 in Business

Columbus anglers have an abundant supply of fishing holes where they can wile away the afternoon, from the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the cedar swamps deep in the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. But until recently, there were a limited number of places to buy supplies.


Shooting case continued until September

Posted 5/4/2012 in Area

A Columbus woman charged with murder will be going back to court in September. Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. was charged with the January 15 shooting of Marquez Kentrel Carter, 23, of 1147 Tabernacle Road. Jackson's initial appearance in Municipal Court Thursday was continued until September 6.


Domestic dispute leads to arrest of couple

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A domestic dispute landed a Caledonia couple behind bars Wednesday night.

Young poets to be published

Determining the best writer in Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade class at Henderson Elementary School is not an easy assignment.

Miss. legislators OK limits on attorney general

Posted 5/3/2012 in State

A measure to limit Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to control state legal business is on the way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.


Utility costs to rise with hot temps

Posted 5/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With summer comes higher power bills. Although the area's power supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has not yet announced rate increases for the summer, Lowndes County residents still can expect to pay higher utility bills.


Kaye wins achievement award

Posted 5/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus architect and noted historian, Sam Kaye, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Mississippi Heritage Trust Friday.

Mississippi Senate adopts redistricting plan

Posted 5/3/2012 in State

A majority of Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to approve the chamber's redistricting plan, despite complaints from a few colleagues who think they're treated unfairly because their districts are dramatically changed.


Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday

The Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday and, like many of those who help stage the event each year, Brian Hawkins has a personal connection to the cause.


Business brief: Trout joins practice

Posted 5/3/2012 in Business

Dr. Kelly Trout has joined the dental practice of Dr. George P. Elsberry.


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