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DUIs on the rise in Starkville, Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Area

While the number of drunk driving arrests decreased last year across Mississippi, Columbus and Starkville proved to be the exceptions.

 

Columbus teen dies in early morning house fire

Posted 3/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager died from his injuries today after firefighters pulled him from his burning home.

 

Barbour trims another $41 million from budget; cuts total $499.5 million

Posted 3/17/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday made his fifth round of budget cuts since the fiscal year started last summer, and he warned lawmakers to be cautious as they write a spending plan for the coming year.

 

 

VIDEO: Local Tea Party rallies in Columbus against health care plan

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local members of the Tea Party gathered in front of Travis Childer's Columbus office on Tuesday to rally against the pending health care bill.

 

 

Gavin: City ‘doing really well’

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speaking on behalf of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin Tuesday told the Columbus Rotarians the city is “doing really well.”

 

 

City tables request for E911 software

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request to purchase new software for Columbus and Lowndes County E911 operations.

 

Citizens protest handling of Aberdeen scandal

Posted 3/17/2010 in Area

An agitated crowd packed Aberdeen’s Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday at city hall, filling every seat and spilling out into the hallway in anticipation of airing a grievance or simply hearing what Mayor Jim Ballard and the board had to say.

 

Aldermen pick Tomlinson for school board

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday appointed a seasoned educator and volunteer to fill the vacant seat on the Starkville School District’s board of trustees, but not before city officials exchanged contentious words on the selection.

 

 

Helmet ordinance hearing draws mixed reaction

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first of two public hearings on a proposed child safety helmet ordinance drew mixed reaction Tuesday night from Starkville citizens, aldermen and former city officials.

 

Suspect wanted in Starkville shooting captured in New Orleans

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The second suspect wanted for an October shooting on North Montgomery Street was captured today in Louisiana. Roderick D. Franklin, aka "Bam Bam," of 203 Middle Court, Starkville, was apprehended shortly after 12 p.m. by U.S. Marshals and the New Orleans Police Department at a home in New Orleans, Starkville Police Department Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.

 

Ole Miss to limit access to Col. Reb image

Posted 3/16/2010 in Business

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi has taken another step to reduce the visibility of its old mascot Colonel Reb, which could soon become a collector's item on merchandise.

 

Domtar to close Columbus plant, shed 219 jobs

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will lose 219 jobs in late April when the Domtar coated groundwood paper mill closes its doors.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Health Dept. ‘coming along’

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction on a new Health Department facility is proceeding as scheduled, Patsy Patterson of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday.

 

Teen wanted in fairgrounds shooting arrested

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen described Monday by Columbus police as a “person of interest” in a shooting incident Saturday night is now behind bars.

 

St. John: Accidents, auto burglaries preventable

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Helping the Columbus Police Department in its efforts to deter crime in the city is what the Minority Leadership Training and Development Program seeks to accomplish, according to Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor and program facilitator Leroy Brooks.

 

 

Developer allowed to change condo plan to rental units

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local developer can proceed with plans for his condominium project after making a request for changes.

 

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Area

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

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