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Ash Wednesday: Lenten season offers a time of prayer, repentance and reflection

Posted 2/22/2012 in Area

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.


Special election set for Noxubee superintendent

Posted 2/17/2012 in Area

JACKSON -- Noxubee County voters will choose a superintendent of schools in an April 3 special election.


Money, money, money: Counties, municipalities to spend millions upgrading road signs

Posted 2/16/2012 in Area

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.


Rhea faces up to 10 years for aiding prisoner escape

Posted 2/16/2012 in Area

A Starkville woman accused of aiding a prisoner escape state custody is free on $5,000 bond.



Marriages and Divorces

Posted 2/16/2012 in Area

Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 9-15, 2012


Magnolia Film Fest: An 'illuminating' experience

Posted 2/15/2012 in Area

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will feature filmmakers from Tupelo to Bangladesh, but one Golden Triangle participant will be front and center Friday night.


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.



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