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Survivor of European cruise shipwreck thankful to be alive

Posted 2/11/2012 in Area

She got a brief phone call from her son before she started watching the tragedy unfold on the news. Eventually, Lillian Evans, of Columbus, just turned the TV off.

 

 

Noxubee man gets life sentence for rape, murder

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

MACON -- The girls lived only three miles apart. They were only three years old. Both were snatched from their homes in the middle of the night, raped and strangled.

 

 

Colleagues tout superintendent's many assets

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.

 

 

Officer suffers broken arm in burglary arrest

Posted 2/10/2012 in Area

A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.

 

 

Starkville hires new superintendent

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent.

 

 

Summer Chase fire ruled an accident

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

The Starkville Fire Department Wednesday ruled the Jan. 27 fire that demolished four Summer Chase apartments and displaced seven people was an accident.

 

 

MBI continues probe of shooting case

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

Bond has been set for the man involved in a Saturday night incident, which injured a county Metro Narcotics agent and landed a Columbus police officer on leave pending investigation.

 

 

Facebook Watch Group fights crime

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

It's not about vigilante justice or fear but taking back the community, one person at a time.

 

 

Stabbing victim remains hospitalized

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday night after stabbing another man during an altercation.

 

Local woman aids in inmate escape

Posted 2/9/2012 in Area

A Starkville woman is charged with aiding the escape of an inmate.

 

West Point police invite public to turn in guns

Posted 1/27/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is encouraging area residents to turn over unregistered firearms Saturday at the police department at 310 E. Westbrook Ave.

 

 

Drug cases yield prison sentences in Clay

Posted 1/26/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- Five cases involving cocaine or methamphetamine yielded guilty pleas and lengthy prison sentences during the January term of Clay County Circuit Court, which concluded Jan. 20.

 

 

Alabama hit again by tornadoes; 2 dead, 100 hurt

Posted 1/24/2012 in Area

OAK GROVE, Ala. -- Knowing this community's history of tornadoes, Jhan Powers gets nervous anytime violent weather rolls in. While her house was spared this time, a tornado demolished nearby mobile homes -- all of which were just a short drive from a path of destruction cut just last year by a deadly twister.

 

 

Man found guilty in second murder trial

Posted 1/23/2012 in Area

MERIDIAN -- Julius Wesley Kiker, of Lucedale, has been convicted for a second time in the shooting death of his wife, Renee Kiker, at their Lucedale home on March 6, 2002.

 

 

Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Area

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.

 

 

Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Area

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

 

TOPSoccer program coming to Columbus

Posted 1/14/2012 in Area

Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.

 

 

Former New Hope principal takes lead at Aberdeen schools

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.

 

 

West Point police increase patrol after shooting deaths, burglaries

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is putting more officers in the streets after burglaries and two deaths. Tuesday, the West Point Board of Selectmen hired three new police officers.

 

Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Area

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.

 

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