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WTVA: City of Starkville Under a Burn Ban (link)

 

Columbus High, MUW graduate teaching in small village in Kazakhstan

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jessie Maree Powers, 25, is teaching English in a small village in northern Kazakhstan, as a member of the Peace Corps.

 

City to put surveillance cameras at Riverwalk

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After working overtime, dressed in camouflage, to stake out the Riverwalk for the past three weeks, Columbus police officers have arrested three juveniles for spray-painting the old Highway 82 bridge.

 

First Baptist breaks ground on new facility

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people gathered Sunday to watch the groundbreaking of First Baptist Church's new activities building and fellowship hall at 3000 Bluecutt Road.

Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.

 

Aberdeen pedestrian killed by tractor trailer

Posted 8/9/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN -- A 21-year-old Aberdeen man was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 8 in Monroe County.

 

Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Posted 8/9/2010 in Area

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.

 

Second man arraigned for February shooting

The second suspect accused in the February shooting of a man on North Montgomery Street was arraigned Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.

 

The Monroe Journal: monroe360.com - Caldwell Cemetery in county destroyed (link)

Posted 8/7/2010 in Area

Caldwell Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Monroe County, was vandalized.

 

 

Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.

 

Smooth start for Lowndes schools

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's first day back to class Friday went smoothly.

13th annual Artesia Days festival boasts crowd of 7,000-8,000

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 13th annual Artesia Days festival was all about community and, in Artesia, educated children are the future of the community.

 

Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.

 

Too trusting? Most local churches don't require background checks for teachers

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While local churches, as a rule, trust their congregations, many also agree it's wise to do background checks on Sunday school teachers and take other measures to ensure the safety of children. "(Parents) certainly need to be aware of what's going on," said Floyd Smithey, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church on 18th Avenue North. "Just because they're in church doesn't mean something can't happen."

 

Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Posted 8/7/2010 in Area

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.

 

 

Local teen arraigned for retaliatory shooting

A Starkville teenager accused of shooting a 12-gauge shotgun into the home of Club 124 murder suspect Dennis Thompson was arraigned this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.

 

 

Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Business

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.

 

 

Watch your feet: Snake activity rises with temperatures

Posted 8/6/2010 in Business

When the temperature rises in August so, too, does snake activity.

 

 

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