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Starkville schools approve $54M budget

Starkville School Board members voted Tuesday night to approve the $54.4 million budget for the coming year in a meeting where they also cut 27 teacher assistants from the staff at Sudduth Elementary School.

 

Summer program at MSU aids kids who use communication devices

The halls of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University have been transformed this week into an airport of sorts.

 

MS Biz Journal: European company to put biomass power plants in Miss. (link)

Posted 6/8/2010 in Business

 

 

BP execs a no-show for legislative hearing

Posted 6/8/2010 in Business

Mississippi lawmakers holding hearings about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were hoping to hear directly from BP executives to get a better idea about the scope of the problem. They got a letter instead.

 

 

WCBI signal down outside Lowndes

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-based WCBI-TV is off the air while the station resolves a technical problem with the station's transmitter.

 

 

Public meeting this week on crime prevention

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Noting crime is a community issue, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Monday reminded the Lowndes County supervisors of a public meeting on crime prevention, to be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

 

Judges push Gibbs, Johnson murder trials to August

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two notable murder cases were continued during this session of Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Kay McElroy makes rescuing big cats, other animals life's work

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caring for a family of 300 isn't easy, especially when they act like a bunch of animals. But that's life for Kay McElroy. The 66-year-old is the owner of Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary, an organization that rescues abused animals.

 

Judges push Gibbs, Johnson murder trials to August

Posted 6/8/2010 in Area

Two notable murder cases were continued during this session of Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Oktibbeha County to issue remaining bonds for OCH renovation

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday passed a resolution to issue the remaining $6.5 million in bonds needed to complete the OCH Regional Medical Center renovation project.

 

 

Monroe360: Aberdeen alderman hospitalized (link)

Posted 6/7/2010 in Area

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Work is play for MUW's housing coordinator

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Albany native, Phillip Brent Cissom, 24, is housing assignments coordinator for Mississippi University for Women, where he manages the Office of Community Living, supervises student office workers, assigns students in residence halls and oversees guest housing operations, among other duties.

Three local students earn top scholarships

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Year after year, parents sing their kids same old song: "Work hard in high school and you might earn some scholarships for college."

New site to have three-alarm eats

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new fire station is coming to Columbus, but instead of sending out engines, it will dispatch food.

Three local students earn top scholarships

Posted 6/7/2010 in Area

Year after year, parents sing their kids same old song: "Work hard in high school and you might earn some scholarships for college."

 

Alcohol death shines light on bartender practices

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus bars are feeling the effects of heightened scrutiny now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control is investigating Ruben's Fish House where a man died on Monday after drinking too much alcohol.

 

 

Fire personnel: Sprinklers can be life-saving tools

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.

 

 

Arrest report 6-6-2010

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrest report 6-6-2010

 

Remembering John Thomas

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For blacks who saw police as the enemy, John "BB" Thomas was on the wrong side of the law. The badge and uniform he wore with pride somehow was a sign of betrayal to some. Fellow officers also didn't think fondly of having the first black policeman among their ranks.

 

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