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Supes must pay back illegal donations

Posted 8/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks and seven former supervisors illegally donated more than $85,000 to a nonprofit headed by Brooks, according to a circuit court ruling in Lowndes County, Monday.

 

For first time, MSU turns away housing applicants

Posted 8/26/2010 in Area

Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.

 

Peter Imes: How to unsend an e-mail in Gmail

Posted 8/26/2010 in Business

Gmail is Google's free e-mail service. Through www.gmail.com, you can create an e-mail account that you can check on virtually any computer connected to the Internet. It's a replacement for Outlook or Apple Mail and is similar to Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.

 

 

Salute committee seeks community support

Posted 8/26/2010 in Business

Time is drawing near as the Salute to Lowndes County's Finest Committee strives to reach their fundraising goal. Their goal is to raise $10,000 for the First Responders Recovery Fund and the committee is asking local business leaders for their support.

 

For first time, MSU turns away housing applicants

Posted 8/26/2010 in Business

Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.

 

The Jacket Buzz: SHS Interact Club helps out MSU exchange students (link)

Posted 8/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Jobless rate rises in July in state, across Golden Triangle

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.

 

 

Pact links Tenn-Tom Waterway, Panama Canal

Posted 8/25/2010 in Business

POINT CLEAR, Ala. - Officials have signed an international pact to link the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with goods shipped through an expanded Panama Canal.

 

 

Barbour adds synthetic pot to special session agenda

Posted 8/25/2010 in Business

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking legislators to outlaw the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana across the state.

 

Woman charged with taking pornographic photos of sons

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old woman has been charged in Lowndes County with taking pornographic photographs of her two young sons.

How much is that doggie in the window? Humane Society opens new location on Main Street

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cute puppies and kitties can't tug heart strings if nobody sees them, so the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is putting the cuteness on display on Main Street.

 

Columbus state senator says Coast booming (video)

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, visited the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday to share a little optimism, some pessimism and a lot of uncertainty.

 

 

Child porn, sexual battery trials continued

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Separate trials for two Lowndes County men, one facing charges for child pornography and the other for sexual battery, have been continued until October in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Man accused of raping granddaughter

Posted 8/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 72-year-old Artesia man has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter.

 

Perkins opposed to 'subjective' pay raises

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted to move forward with plans for an ad valorem tax increase and a hike in sanitation fees, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was vehemently opposed.

 

 

Commission to examine possible historic districts

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission met for the first time Tuesday and is now planning the first steps toward designating older portions of the city as "historic" and protecting them from unchecked development and modifications.

 

 

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