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Jury to get overview of case against Jackson doc

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens Tuesday with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life -- a worldwide audience.

 

 

Workshop to help residents apply for FEMA program

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the unsafe land and get paid all in one process.

 

 

'It's a great honor,' says incoming GSDP chair Langston

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steve Langston knows there's big shoes to fill as board chairman of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

MUW closer to naming new pres

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's presidential search reached the halfway mark last week, with members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee meeting in Jackson Friday to read applications and cull candidates.

 

Meeting tonight to focus on voter education

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A non-partisan town hall-style event tonight at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Trotter Convention Center is designed to "empower voters by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process," said Sharon Lewis, a co-organizer of Voter Empowerment 2011.

 

 

Autopsy reveals woman's shot ends kidnapper's life

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

 

Highway 373 wreck claims life of Hamilton man

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one-vehicle wreck Saturday on Highway 373 resulted in the death of a Hamilton man.

 

SPD make arrest in coed mugging

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested and charged a minor with the armed robbery of a Mississippi State University coed on Sept. 18.

 

Rupp strives for local economic development

Posted 9/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.

 

 

Teen births, infant deaths down in Mississippi

Posted 9/26/2011 in State

New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades.

 

 

Autopsy completed on man found in Monroe

Posted 9/26/2011 in Area

An autopsy shows that complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen is the cause of death of a Tennessee man whose body was found in Monroe County on Friday.

 

 

Governor's School accepting applications for 2012 session

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Governor's School is accepting applications for the 2012 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

State Treasurer Profile: Lynn Fitch touts legislative connections

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

If being state treasurer were like being a investigative reporter, Lynn Fitch would be a Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

 

State Treasurer Profile: Connie Moran talks economic development

Posted 9/25/2011 in State

Ocean Springs Mayor and Democratic State Treasurer candidate Connie Moran hopes her message to voters helps fend off Republican opponent Lynn Fitch in the general election in November. Moran was unopposed in the August primaries.

 

 

Bomb threat raises jurisdiction questions at Columbus Middle School

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School is located within the Columbus Municipal School District but outside Columbus city limits, and the Columbus Police Department does not have jurisdiction at the school. Emergency response personnel quelled the Sept. 16 bomb and sniper threat at the school without any injuries. However, due to a signed agreement that the Mississippi Attorney General did not approve, there were questions regarding who was supposed to be the lead agency during the event.

 

 

Boutique boom: Shop owners share a common goal - keep shoppers in Starkville

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.

 

 

Man sought for kidnapping found dead in Hamilton

Posted 9/25/2011 in Area

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

 

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