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TVA power expansion to aid Starkville development

Posted 2/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Expansion plans by the Tennessee Valley Authority will give Starkville a new tool to recruit businesses. TVA will build a 14-mile stretch of transmission lines that will cut through Clayton Village on Highway 182 past the Thad Cochran Research Park. The transmission lines will be completed by spring 2013.


Saturday Profile: Starkville Walmart's Brandon Turner's job gives new meaning to 'moonlighting'

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- For many, the world at night goes unseen. The setting sun usually signifies the end of another day and the beginning of bedtime rituals and preparations for the morning. But for Brandon Turner, a shift manager at Walmart in Starkville, the "day" is just getting started.

Local spelling champ gets ready for next competition

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This will probably come as a surprise to Caledonia Middle School sixth-grader Elise Cook's fan club, but her favorite subject isn't English, it's math. In fact, this year's countywide spelling champ is hoping to someday become an engineer.

Helping middle class the basis of Brad Morris' congressional campaign

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Democrat Brad Morris spent Wednesday in the Golden Triangle, touting his candidacy for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of north Mississippi.


Noxubee man gets life sentence for rape, murder

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

MACON -- The girls lived only three miles apart. They were only three years old. Both were snatched from their homes in the middle of the night, raped and strangled.



Colleagues tout superintendent's many assets

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.



Officer suffers broken arm in burglary arrest

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.



Port director eyes grant money for project funding

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, the Mississippi Legislature earmarks $3.8 million for the state's 16 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.



Brigham named VP of university relations and advancement at MUW

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham of Columbus is returning to the MUW campus as interim vice president for university relations and advancement, according to Dr. Jim Borsig, president of the university.



Holloway ready to get to work in Starkville

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway has a busy summer ahead of him. That time of the year is typically the busiest for school administrators, as they work to prepare for the next school year.



Caledonia to decide fate of cold beer sales at grocery store

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An issue that was hotly-contested in 1945 and 1982 will be up for debate again Saturday morning at Caledonia Town Hall.


Columbus Civil Service Commission approves police hiring policy

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A controversial policy change which has pitted Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen against officers within the police department was approved by the Civil Service Commission 2-1 Thursday following a meeting in executive session.


Democrats vent displeasure over GOP tax claims

Posted 2/9/2012 in State

Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year's Mississippi legislative elections erupted Wednesday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill.



State health dept seeks money as reserve runs dry

Posted 2/9/2012 in State

The Mississippi Health Department told lawmakers Wednesday that it needs more money in the coming budget year or it may have to close clinics and reduce AIDS drug purchases.



Miss. high court hears arguments over pardons

Posted 2/9/2012 in State

Attorneys for a group of former inmates told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday that former Gov. Haley Barbour's pardons of them are valid.



Starkville hires new superintendent

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent.



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