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Starkville school board candidate ruled ineligible

Posted 3/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the candidates vying for a seat on the Starkville School District Board of Trustees has been declared ineligible by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

 

Columbus board puts 'dreams' on hold

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although an open house for a facility to house a day care, homeless shelter, after-school programs and church services, among other things, is scheduled for Thursday, the Columbus Planning Commission has yet to approve the project.

One letter away: Lowndes County’s champion speller climbs way to second place showing in Mid-South Spelling Bee

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Fain found her voice Saturday at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis. Literally.

 

Woman tries to put out fire, suffers smoke inhalation

A Starkville woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation this weekend after fire broke out in her home on Highway 25 South and she tried to extinguish the blaze herself.

 

 

Lowndes board reappoints Sanders president

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a 3 to 2 vote, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors this morning reappointed District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders as board president.

 

 

Video from Robert Gibson's art show

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Video from African Children's Choir Reception at RAC

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This video was shot at the reception for the African Children's Choir that was held at the RAC in downtown Columbus on March 5, 2010.

 

 

Woman tries to extinguish fire, suffers smoke inhalation

A Starkville woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation this weekend after fire broke out in her home on Highway 25 South and she tried to extinguish the blaze herself.

 

Juvante Burks combines faith, love of music in MUW radio show

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Picture the scene. It’s a Sunday night in 1985. A DJ at the local skating rink digs through crates of vinyl, playing the latest soul, funk, R&B and pop records.

 

City collects more than $210,000 in first month of amnesty program

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since the city of Columbus implemented its amnesty program for outstanding Municipal Court fines on Feb. 1, the dividends have started paying off — financially and in the number of warrants served.

 

 

Magazine ranks Columbus seventh among nation’s micropolitans in attracting industry

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2008, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins called for the area to keep “feeding the monster” — the “monster” being industrial development. It’s paid off.

 

 

Rift between Aberdeen mayor, police chief complicates electric department saga

Posted 3/8/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN — Communication has come to a standstill in Aberdeen. In the midst of an Aberdeen Police Department investigation into the Aberdeen Electric Department, Mayor and acting Electric Department Manager Jim Ballard says Police Chief Henry Randle refuses to speak to him.

 

 

Aberdeen, West Point elect new school board members

Posted 3/8/2010 in Area

Aberdeen’s school board election moved forward Saturday despite a lawsuit attempting to block the proceedings.

 

 

Man charged for fire set inside Wal-Mart

Posted 3/8/2010 in Area

A West Point resident turned himself in to police over the weekend, and has been charged in connection with last Monday’s fire at the West Point Wal-Mart.

 

MSU students arrested for stealing beer

The Starkville Police Department arrested two Mississippi State University students Sunday morning for breaking into a convenience store on Highway 182 and stealing several 12-packs of beer.

Sanders proudest of industrial park work during tenure

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although he did it because of a lack of support, resigning as president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has freed District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders to better fight for his constituents.

Garden Expo blooms in second year

The Mississippi Horse Park has been transformed into a garden park of sorts Saturday and Sunday, as the second annual Everything Garden Expo draws in crowds.

 

Contest aims to help Starkville stay healthy

A new exercise program being initiated by Starkville’s Healthiest Hometown Committee begins next weekend at six locations around town.

 

 

Preparations under way for Cotton District Arts Festival

Organizers feel Starkville’s award-winning 2010 Cotton District Arts Festival of music, dance, art and eats April 17 is shaping up to be the best festival yet, with returning favorites and new additions.

 

Turning the tide in Crawford

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turning into town from 245, the cares of the rest of the world seem to slip away. The streets are quiet, detached from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. The quiet town -- once bustling with energy -- has declined in population and businesses over the years.

 

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