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Operation Christmas Child hopes to eclipse 20,000 gift boxes

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.

Highway 45 wreck sends woman to hospital

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North Friday evening resulted in one person being transported to the hospital.

 

Race for new sheriff costliest in Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sometimes, the man who spends the most isn't the man who wins, and that's certainly proven to be the case in Oktibbeha County's most expensive and closely-watched race, which will see a new sheriff in town for the first time in 35 years.

 

More money, more votes?

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Campaign finances: Spending outpaces contributions by $30,000 in Lowndes County races

Noxubee County's shining star

Posted 11/6/2011 in Area

MACON -- If the amount of people who attended Saturday's funeral service is any indication, then O'Bryan Lashan Brandy had a heart the size of Noxubee County.

 

Voters have tough choices on initiatives

Posted 11/6/2011 in Area

Mississippi voters face three ballot initiatives in Tuesday's election, with the most controversial and hotly-contested being Initiative 26, also known as the "Personhood Initiative."

 

 

Columbus police investigate stabbing

Posted 11/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to police, a woman was stabbed Friday night in South Columbus.

 

Best smelling crook in town: Man steals $1,000 worth of cologne

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are looking for a man who shoplifted $1,000 of cologne and two TV monitors from Walmart.

 

Change smoke detector batteries along with your clocks tonight

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As residents prepare to turn back the clocks Sunday, Columbus Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents to make another change that could save lives.

 

 

Gregory sentenced in fatal accident

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eric Gregory received five years probation and an $800 fine Friday for his role in a 2008 fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured another.

 

 

Oktibbeha County man dies from stab wound to neck

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of a 62-year-old man.

 

Oktibbeha County arrest reports

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County on Oct. 24-Oct. 30.

Lowndes County arrest reports

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests.

 

School district moves forward with superintendent search

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly five months without a permanent superintendent, the Columbus Municipal School District is ready to move forward in the search, releasing a 12-point list of criteria Thursday that will be used to advertise for candidates.

 

Nine escape burning house in Thursday morning fire

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire caused severe damage to a Columbus home early Thursday morning.

 

Three candidates, three visions

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three names left in the superintendent election all have one thing in mind: the students of Lowndes County.

 

Making a joyful noise for the Lord

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Singer Jon Banks fell in love with gospel music when he was 5 years old. Like many before him, he derived greater joy from the empowering, uplifting message of gospel than the catchier, more earth-bound lyrics of pop and R&B.

 

Starkville tree lighting ceremony delayed

Posted 11/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Christmas tree lighting ceremony is on hold. Due to a shipping snafu with the 17-foot, pre-lit LED commercial tree, the tree lighting originally set for Sunday will take place on Nov. 28, immediately following the Christmas parade at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

 

 

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