Area events for the week of Feb. 20, 2012.
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 15-22.
The green linens that drape the Confession table have been replaced with purple. The handmade wooden crosses have been brought from storage and swathed in silken sashes. The last indulgences have been indulged, the last fetes feted.
JACKSON -- Noxubee County voters will choose a superintendent of schools in an April 3 special election.
Approximately 600 miles of roads meander through the county, and Lowndes County Road Manager Ronnie Burns knows them all. He hasn't figured out exactly how many road signs will have to be replaced under a new federal mandate, but he knows this much -- it's going to be a costly, time-consuming project.
A Starkville woman accused of aiding a prisoner escape state custody is free on $5,000 bond.
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 9-15, 2012
The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will feature filmmakers from Tupelo to Bangladesh, but one Golden Triangle participant will be front and center Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.
Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent.
The Starkville Fire Department Wednesday ruled the Jan. 27 fire that demolished four Summer Chase apartments and displaced seven people was an accident.
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.
It's not about vigilante justice or fear but taking back the community, one person at a time.
A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday night after stabbing another man during an altercation.
A Starkville woman is charged with aiding the escape of an inmate.
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.
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.
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