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BancorpSouth to close 23 branches in six states

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.


Miss. braces as high water pushes past Memphis

Posted 5/10/2011 in State

From Tunica in the north to Natchez in the south, the river is chasing people from their homes, threatening crops in the agricultural areas of the impoverished Delta counties, shuttering casinos and bringing heartbreak.


Pickett Wilson: School district handled Couey resignation properly

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.


Lowndes woman hurt in one-car wreck

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old woman suffered facial cuts and possibly a fracture today when her white sedan careened into a drainage ditch.


West Point educator named new Columbus High principal

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point High School associate principal Scott Hallmark will replace current CHS principal Craig Shannon.


New director takes helm at Columbus Arts Council

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tina Sweeten has hit the ground running. The new executive director of the Columbus Arts Council is immersing herself in the operations of the nonprofit agency that brings visual and performing arts, concerts, classes and exhibits to the Friendly City and surrounding areas.

Church's plan to occupy downtown Columbus theater challenged

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church served up a steaming cup of controversy Monday when it asked the Columbus Planning Commission to let it move downtown and set up a coffee shop.


Man shot in firefight with Lowndes deputies dies

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who was shot multiple times in a firefight with Lowndes County deputies died at the hospital Monday. Meanwhile, five deputies have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation.



4-County asks Oktibbeha customers to conserve during substation work

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Crews with 4-County Electric Power Association began work to upgrade the Lakeside Substation in Clayton Village in Oktibbeha County at 7 this morning.



Starkville volunteers plan storm work day in Webster County

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents looking for an opportunity to help with relief efforts in many of the tornado-ravaged areas around the state will have another opportunity to do so in neighboring Webster County this week.



In the Delta, a new flood brings back old fears

Posted 5/9/2011 in Area

GREENVILLE -- As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds.



Mississippi River could crest today at Memphis

Posted 5/9/2011 in Area

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late today at Memphis -- hours sooner than previously predicted -- but the mayor says the city's ready for it.


Two-day manhunt ends in fire fight

Posted 5/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who has been off of his anti-psychotic medicine since December was shot at least twice in a fire fight with Lowndes County deputies this morning, according to Sheriff Butch Howard.


Photo Gallery: Market Street Festival 2011

Posted 5/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County



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