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EMA to test sirens Wednesday

Posted 5/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency will test the tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

Nature has a story to tell: Tan Yard Park plans unveiled

Posted 5/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If all goes according to plan, Columbus and Lowndes County residents could be enjoying a new soccer park by next fall, officials said at a public hearing Monday night.

Storm washes out bridge on Old West Point Road

Heavy rains over the weekend nearly caused a catastrophe Monday on Old West Point Road.

 

Residents push supes to pave roads

Another group of citizens came to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday to ask the county to pave their road, spurring yet another debate on how to improve the county’s vast network of dust and gravel.

 

 

Store owner’s fraud trial postponed

A Starkville woman accused of defrauding more than a dozen people out of $50,000 worth of furniture will have to wait until July to stand trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

Legal hurdles challenge school consolidation

The Oktibbeha County school board learned Monday night that state-forced school district consolidation has some significant hurdles to overcome before it could combine the county school district with the Starkville School District.

 

 

Interest transfer helps balance school budget

The Oktibbeha County School District transferred nearly half a million dollars to their general fund so they can finish out the 2009-2010 budget year in good financial shape.

 

 

County schools work toward release from desegregation order

Posted 5/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District may soon achieve the unitary status it has sought for the past 40 years.

 

Local florist is busy as Mother’s Day approaches

With Mother’s Day approaching, business is booming inside The University Florist at Mississippi State University.

Emerson begins recycling program

The students in Becky Bickford’s 4-year-old pre-kindergarten class at Emerson Family School could hardly contain their excitement Friday morning when members of the Green Starkville organization introduced the Starkville School District’s first comprehensive recycling program.

 

County schools work toward release from desegregation order

The Lowndes County School District may soon achieve the unitary status it has sought for the past 40 years.

 

 

Clarion Ledger: Survivors recall tornado's fury (link)

Posted 5/3/2010 in Business

 

 

Golf tourney to help Boys and Girls Clubs

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proceeds from the Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Golf Benefit 2010 will fund summer programs at the Columbus and Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs.

 

 

Tuscaloosa comes to Columbus

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Convention and Visitors Bureau is taking a new approach to tourism marketing, by taking the show on the road.

 

 

Home fire delays restoration project

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans to restore a longtime Columbus home may or may not continue following Friday morning’s fire that caused damage to the structure, according to one of the owners.

 

 

Local volunteers help with Yazoo relief

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local volunteers Wednesday delivered supplies to Yazoo City for victims of an April 24 tornado, which killed four residents.

 

Business is booming

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Vacant retail spaces and apartments don’t stay vacant for long in downtown Columbus, reported Main Street Columbus Director Amber Brislin.

 

Officials seek public input on soccer complex

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County officials hope for a lot of public input on a soccer complex — tentatively titled Tan Yard Park — proposed for the Burns Bottom area.

 

 

City, county expected to split remaining cost of bridge renovation

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors this week are expected to vote to commit matching funds for a $2 million Mississippi Department of Transportation grant to renovate the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River.

 

Judges Aycock, Waller address MSU grads

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. “Bill” Waller Jr. of Jackson delivered the morning commencement address. U.S. Northern District Judge Sharion H. Aycock of Fulton spoke during the afternoon program.

 

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