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Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.


MDOT's Brown says he'll retire, cites health reasons

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Larry "Butch" Brown says his health concern - not a string of controversies - was the major factor in his decision to retire as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.


Photo Gallery: Snow photos from around the area

Posted 1/10/2011 in Area

People all over the Golden Triangle are having fun on their snow day. Email your photos to

Barbour: No delay for special elections

Posted 1/10/2011 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he will not delay three special elections scheduled for Tuesday.


Relay for Life kicks off campaign Tuesday

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers are hoping for sunshine and blue skies as they plan for this year's Relay for Life. Last year's Columbus event was called off early due to rain.



Fire destroys Columbus home

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus house burned down Sunday afternoon while 11 firefighters with three engines worked three hours to clear the scene.


Former graphic artist switches careers, opens one-chair barbershop

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Working in the corporate world, Mark Tribble saw firsthand how quickly jobs can disappear. Tribble was a graphic artist for Bryan Foods in West Point until the company shut its doors several years ago and, already in his 40s, he found himself unemployed. He then faced a dilemma: Begin a new career as a barber, or become a mortician.

'Several' wrecks as snow, sleet fall on Starkville

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Approximately two inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell on Starkville this weekend, causing accidents, closures and other headaches for local residents.


Hazardous driving conditions in north Miss.

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hazardous driving conditions are being reported in parts of north Mississippi after a storm system moved through the state Sunday and into eastern parts of the country overnight.


Area dodges brunt of storm, but roads remain treacherous

Posted 1/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.


Questions swirl around Caledonia park donations

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State law calls into question $30,000 in past donations to Caledonia's park, which caused the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority to funnel $100,000 from the town this week.



Columbus police deliver suspect with loaded gun to jail

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department disciplined officers and reworked its search policy after a suspect was turned in to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center with a pistol in his jacket in November.


Columbus Middle School construction comes down to wire

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction crews were still wrapping up work on the new Columbus Middle School just 10 days before the 155,000-square-foot facility admits students, but the building's contractor said Friday it will be move-in ready.

Lowndes meth arrests drop sharply after medicine ban

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A law causing headaches for those suffering from colds or sinus problems has squashed methamphetamine arrests in Lowndes County.


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.



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