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Mayor’s Bribery charges dropped

Posted 4/6/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN —Bribery charges will not be pursued against Aberdeen Mayor Jim Ballard, attorney Jim Waide announced in a written statement this morning.

 

 

Aberdeen bribery case against mayor weak without witnesses

Posted 4/2/2010 in Area

Aberdeen Mayor Jim Ballard is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested Thursday on charges of felony bribery. But a lack of eyewitnesses to the alleged bribery may derail those charges.

 

 

Details unravel in Thursday wrecks

Posted 4/2/2010 in Area

The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of George Happy Irby Memorial Parkway and U.S. Highway 45 North, near the primary entrance to Columbus Air Force Base.

 

 

Relay for Life has special meaning for Caledonia Tornadoes

Posted 4/2/2010 in Area

The 54 members of Caledonia schools’ Relay For Life team don’t have to look far for reminders of what they’re marching for.

 

 

Regional police agencies unite to solve old crimes

Posted 4/2/2010 in Area

Red and white signs still are peppered throughout the city of Columbus, displaying the faces of senior citizens killed in the late ’90s.

 

 

Naturalist shares talents at refuge workshops

Posted 4/2/2010 in Area

You have a chance to experience Robin Whitfield first hand at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge this week.

 

 

Aberdeen mayor arrested on felony bribery charges

Posted 4/1/2010 in Area

Aberdeen Police Assistant Chief Tommy Edwards confirmed reports Thursday that Aberdeen Mayor Jim Ballard was arrested on felony bribery charges. Ballard is out on a $5,000 bond.

 

 

Man dies trying to evade police

Posted 3/31/2010 in Area

A police pursuit ended in the death of an Amory man Tuesday.

 

Administrator touts Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway’s impact

Posted 3/25/2010 in Area

Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.

 

West Point seeks funding for industry, roads

Posted 3/23/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — It will take more than $380,000 to get West Point back on the industrial map.

 

 

PHOTOS: View all Scene & Seen photos from March 21, 2010

Posted 3/22/2010 in Area

View Scene and Seen photos that appeared in the newspaper March 21, 2010.

 

 

Bank robber nabbed after heist at Cadence Bank in Aberdeen

Posted 3/19/2010 in Area

David Broyles, 33, of Prairie, is in custody in the Monroe County Jail after robbing Cadence Bank on Highway 45 in Aberdeen Friday morning.

 

 

Pastor cleared in Aberdeen scandal claims he was ‘set up’

Posted 3/19/2010 in Area

ABERDEEN — Ricky Bowen says he could have gone after the City of Aberdeen for arresting and trying him on misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property and obstruction of justice, but that would only cause more damage to his home town. Instead, he says it’s time to let the healing begin.

 

 

DUIs on the rise in Starkville, Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Area

While the number of drunk driving arrests decreased last year across Mississippi, Columbus and Starkville proved to be the exceptions.

 

Citizens protest handling of Aberdeen scandal

Posted 3/17/2010 in Area

An agitated crowd packed Aberdeen’s Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday at city hall, filling every seat and spilling out into the hallway in anticipation of airing a grievance or simply hearing what Mayor Jim Ballard and the board had to say.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Area

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Navistar to retrofit MRAPs with new suspension kits

Posted 3/16/2010 in Area

Navistar Defense officials today announced receipt of a $178 million contract to retrofit 1,222 International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with a new DXM independent suspension.

 

 

Ross reinstates electric superintendent

Posted 3/12/2010 in Area

West Point Mayor Scott Ross knew about the Board of Selectmen’s special Wednesday meeting to fire electric superintendent Shasta Plunkett, but knowing and receiving official notice are separate matters.

 

 

Jobless: Outlook bleak for Golden Triangle

Posted 3/11/2010 in Area

New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.

 

 

West Point Mayor plans veto of ‘illegal’ firing

Posted 3/11/2010 in Area

WEST POINT — West Point Mayor Scott Ross says the Board of Selectmen’s decision to fire interim Electric Department Superintendent Shasta Plunkett Wednesday evening was illegal.

 

 

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