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Hamilton woman dies of heatstroke

Posted 8/2/2010 in Area

An 81-year-old Hamilton woman died of heatstroke Saturday in the first heat-related death in Monroe County since July 2008.


'A little bit of everything'

Maben restaurant owner Larry Gladney finds secret ingredient for success.


Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Business

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.



Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Business

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.



Clarion Ledger: Beatles to baseball, Starkville man collects it all (link)

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County


For 14 years, no electricity, water

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Shelton moved into the small, one-story house across from Columbus' I.C. Cousins community center in 1996. He hasn't had running water or electricity for the past 14 years.


Stores report more activity on tax holiday

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Revenue held its second Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday to midnight on Saturday, shoppers were able to purchase select clothing and footwear up to $100 per article without having to pay the state's 7-percent sales tax.



Columbus teachers move into new classrooms

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but there's already movement in the Columbus Municipal School District.



Police seek link between masked robberies

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in the Columbus area are investigating a possible pattern of recent robberies by masked gunmen.



Local group to protest tea party 'racism'

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People marches on Washington, D.C., this October, the Concerned Citizens of Starkville will be there too.



Mantee man gets 15 years for assault, drugs

A Mantee man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and drug charges in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court was sentenced Thursday to a combined 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


New times, uniforms for Starkville schools

Students in new school uniforms will be arriving at new times and following new class schedules once the school year begins in the Starkville School District, Aug. 5.


Local gas station owners bolt from BP as others call for rebranding

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.



Son takes father's place on Lowndes school board

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The son of the late John Clark has been chosen to fill his father's vacant seat on the Lowndes County School District Board of Education.


Businesses set the pace for United Way

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers of the United Way of Lowndes County kicked off an annual corporate fundraising campaign Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.


Convicted burglar gets 20 years

Posted 7/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man responsible for a series of break-ins last year in the Whispering Pines community outside of Starkville was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years behind bars.


Committee makes progress on Starkville Municipal Complex

Posted 7/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is set to form a citizens committee to help determine a site for a new municipal complex.


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