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Starkville mayor says he'll veto sidewalk exemptions

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman on Friday issued a notice of intent to veto amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, passed Tuesday by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.


'Bring on the snow:' Locals prepare for possible storm

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With weather forecasters predicting a winter storm today capable of dropping up to eight inches of snow on the Golden Triangle, shoppers flooded local stores Saturday to pick up last-minute provisions.

Former West Lowndes coach, teacher honored

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As West Lowndes Middle School Principal Cynthia McMath and Athletic Director Roosevelt Bridges presented framed 8-by-10-inch certificates of appreciation Saturday morning to the family of the late Jane Coleman, the daughter of the longtime coach and teacher, Cassandra Danner, couldn't hold back her tears.


Ala. governor taking state plane to Auburn bowl game

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

A spokesman for Gov. Bob Riley says he will attend the BCS Championship game with a ticket he purchased and will travel aboard a state aircraft.



Ala. man says woman tortured, killed his two kids

Posted 1/7/2011 in Business

Two young children were called "demon spawns from hell" by a woman who beat them during hours of torture while bound with duct-tape and let them die, according to testimony at a hearing Friday.



Let it snow: 5-8 inches possible in north Miss. this weekend

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi and Alabama with light flurries further south beginning Sunday.



Eurocopter rings in new year with new contract

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

EADS North America started the new year with a contract to build 12 more UH-72A light utility "Lakota" helicopters for the U.S. Army at Columbus' American Eurocopter plant.


Fire destroys New Hope home

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As firefighters hosed down her charred home Thursday evening, Joyce Manigo watched in stunned silence. She had arrived home at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday to find flames tearing through the inside of her house.


A week into qualifying, few candidates step forward in Lowndes

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five days after qualifying for county elections began, just two Lowndes County incumbents are facing opposition.



Fire dispaces two on Garrard Road in Starkville

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Wednesday night fire on Garrard Road.


Nearly 20 qualify for Clay elections; sheriff's seat likely open

Posted 1/7/2011 in Area

Most of Clay County's elected officials have qualified to run for re-election this year, with the notable exception of Sheriff Laddie Huffman.


4-County: Prepare for winter storms

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather forecasts indicate the potential exists for a "significant weather event" that could enter the area late Sunday and early Monday.



More Oktibbeha candidates file for county races

After 17 people qualified Tuesday for the upcoming Oktibbeha County elections, five more qualified Wednesday and Thursday.


Noxubee sheriff won't seek seventh term

Posted 1/7/2011 in Area

Noxubee County Sheriff Albert Walker is retiring.

Weyerhaeuser sells rail lines to Patriot Rail

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.


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