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Plans to bring crime expert to Columbus hit snag

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans to bring a crime prevention expert to Columbus have hit a snag, forcing law enforcement and a community task force to move on to Plan B.


Pawnshop buys confiscated guns from Sheriff's Office

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you've had a gun confiscated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in the last five years and want it back, head to the pawnshop.


Councilman pushes for improvements to Seventh Avenue

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Avenue could be in line for improvements after tonight's meeting of the Columbus City Council.


Girl testifies ex-stepfather abused her

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury heard opening arguments and the victim's testimony Monday in the trial of a former head of security at Columbus Air Force Base accused of sexually abusing his then-11-year-old stepdaughter.


Program brings business, community leaders into classroom

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in Lowndes County schools will be better prepared to enter the workforce with the help of the Mississippi Scholars program.



Waste management authority lands grant for waste collection

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a $34,200 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority to collect hazardous household waste.



Starkville considers new garbage collection method

Posted 11/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight will consider a switch in garbage collection methods from bags to oversize carts.



Barbour sets Jan. 11 date for special elections

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

Special elections will be held Jan. 11 to fill two vacant legislative seats and an open position on the Mississippi Transportation Commission.



5-year-old Ala. boy mauled to death by wild dogs

Posted 11/16/2010 in Business

Authorities say a 5-year-old east Alabama boy was mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs.



Barbour recommends 8 percent cuts for most Miss. agencies

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is recommending 8 percent cuts for most Mississippi government agencies in the budget year that begins next July 1.



Renasant to officially open Columbus location

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

Renasant Bank today announced it will officially kick off its new Columbus location with a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.



Ala. high school coach denied bond on sex charges

Posted 11/15/2010 in Area

An Alabama high-school football coach has been denied bond on charges accusing him of sexual involvement with three minors in Mississippi.


Veterans convey trauma of war through 'Telling Project'

Posted 11/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After giving a bottle of water to an Iraqi boy, Veteran marine Lamarris Williams found the boy dead with his head buried in the sand outside a military base.


MSU theater, music groups to perform Mozart opera

Posted 11/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About 2,000 students from around the Golden Triangle will converge on McComas Hall at Mississippi State University this week as the university's theatre and music departments collaborate to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute."



Apartment fire claims man's life in Columbus

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 31-year-old man died early Saturday when his brother's apartment caught fire, according to the Columbus Fire Department.


Police: Mom upset over football loss breaks daughter's nose

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 38-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after she came home drunk and angry her football team lost and head-butted her 15-year-old daughter, according to police.


Teens charged with car burglaries on MSU campus

Posted 11/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University police have charged four area teenagers with breaking into cars during football games.



Couple braves troubled housing market

Posted 11/15/2010 in Business

With flagging house prices and low buyer confidence, selling a house in Lowndes County can be intimidating. But former Columbus High School teacher Justin Sutton and his wife, Meg, are among the young couples braving the housing market now.



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