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City considers change in garbage collection

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a move which could save the city nearly $600,000 over the next 10 years, the Starkville Board of Aldermen is considering a change in garbage collection methods from bags to bins.

 

 

Year-round schooling proposed for Starkville

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials heard an argument Tuesday night for a new school schedule that has students studying year-round with short breaks between quarters.

 

 

Starkville schools look at best way to spend $3.6M

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials found themselves in the enviable position Tuesday night of needing to decide how to spend $3.6 million that remains after major construction from the 2008 bond issue is finished.

 

Nunnelee defeats Childers, returns 1st District to GOP

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Mississippi is sending two new representatives to Congress in January, and both pledge to try to overturn major parts of President Barack Obama's agenda, including a health overhaul that became law earlier this year.

 

Minor voting problems reported across Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

Mississippi election officials reported a few minor problems Tuesday.

 

 

Council to discuss city improvements, bond rating

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is expected to decide on the fate of the former Eveningside Apartments tonight.

 

 

Embattled apartment complex found up to code

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of disrepair, the complex formerly known as Eveningside Apartments now appears up to code.

 

 

Weather a factor in Miss. voter turnout

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

Weather appeared to be a major factor in voter turnout Tuesday in Mississippi.

 

Turnout steady in early voting

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Traffic flow was steady throughout Golden Triangle voter precincts this morning, and area circuit clerk's offices expected it to remain so throughout the day.

 

Home sales remain sluggish in Lowndes

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shattering dreams of an early recovery for the local housing market, October was the second worst month for home sales in Lowndes County since the recession began.

 

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Lowndes Supes to discuss recreation needs

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The issue of Crawford's dilapidated Community Center wasn't on the agenda for Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. But the sore spot was again the center of discussion.

 

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Area

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Oktibbeha Supes consider 100-mile road plan

Posted 11/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is considering a new method to improve the county's vast network of unpaved roads: an enzyme.

 

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Business

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New city planner charged with looking at Columbus 20 years down the road

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can tell Patricia Southerland is new. The walls in the recently hired city planner's office are bare. The furniture is sparse.

 

Part of Alabama hotel where four MUW students died to reopen

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HOOVER, Ala. -- A motel in Hoover where four young women died in January has received permission to reopen about 30 rooms.

 

 

Town and Tower hosts MUW Campus Day of Service Friday

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's grounds and facilities will get some extra attention at the first Campus Day of Service hosted by the Town and Tower Club Friday.

 

 

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