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Damage from reported tornado in Oktibbeha, Lowndes counties

Posted 4/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — An unknown number of houses and trailers were damaged this afternoon in Oktibbeha County when a line of severe storms passed through the area, County Administrator Don Posey said.

 

 

Severe weather expected in area tonight, Saturday

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.

 

 

MSU names interim athletic director

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University announced Friday its senior associate athletic director Duncan McKenzie will serve as interim athletic director while the school continues its search for a long term replacement for Greg Byrne.

 

 

Scene & Seen photos from this coming Sunday's paper

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

State Senate OKs public employees' pension change

Posted 4/23/2010 in Business

Mississippi senators have approved the final version of a bill requiring public employees to pay more toward their own retirement.

 

New Hope celebrates the earth

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope Elementary gave the earth a variety of gifts for its special day.

Touching lives: Hospital salutes those who ‘help make Columbus a better place to be’

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From comforting patients and lending a listening ear to helping visitors find gifts, Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle’s more than 90 volunteers touch lives every day.

 

Family sues city for jail death

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It’s been more than three years since the death of 52-year-old Roosevelt Pernell Jr.

 

 

West Point again fires former dept. head

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — The West Point Board of Selectmen fired former interim electric department superintendent Shasta Plunkett again Thursday.

 

 

Center to West Point: consider our ideas

Posted 4/23/2010 in Area

STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.

 

Down to Earth: MSU touts environmentally friendly efforts during celebration

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A gathering of some of Starkville’s most environmentally conscious minds took place Thursday at Mississippi State University as the 40th anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated around campus.

 

Center to West Point: consider our ideas

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.

 

 

Shooting suspects face armed robbery charges

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Two men suspected of shooting a man last year on North Montgomery Street are facing new charges in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

Senate approves employment agency survival

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is on track to survive another year.

 

 

Unemployment rate drops slightly across state, Golden Triangle

Posted 4/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Department of Employment Security says Mississippi’s unemployment rate was 11.1 percent in March, down from 12.1 percent in February. The rate in Golden Triangle counties also dropped.

 

 

Kappa Alpha fraternity bans members from wearing Confederate uniforms

Posted 4/22/2010 in Business

A college fraternity inspired by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has banned members around the country from wearing Confederate uniforms to “Old South” parties and parades after years of complaints that the tradition was racially insensitive.

 

 

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