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Building Permits, 11-03-11

Posted 11/3/2011 in Area

Building Permits for Columbus (October 25 through 31); Lowndes County (October 26 through November 2) and Starkville (October 1 through 31)



Aldermen approve new police cruiser

Posted 11/2/2011 in Area

CALEDONIA -- Christmas is more than a month away, but Caledonia Town Marshall Ben Kilgore was grinning just the same Tuesday night after receiving a unanimous go-ahead from the Board of Aldermen to purchase a new police cruiser.


In Caledonia: Alderman blindsided by mayor's ethics complaint

Posted 11/2/2011 in Area

CALEDONIA - On the afternoon of Oct. 14, Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell was in the mood to celebrate.

Farmers can sign up for crop aid starting Nov. 14

Posted 10/31/2011 in Area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers hit hard by bad weather in 2010 can begin applying for supplemental revenue assistance payments -- known as SURE -- on Nov. 14.


First phase of Highway 45 widening project nearly complete

Posted 10/30/2011 in Area

oad construction continues on three sections of Highway 45 South as the Mississippi Department of Transportation moves forward with efforts to convert portions of the road from two lanes to four lanes.


Something old, something blue

Posted 10/30/2011 in Area

Bill Abel perched on the edge of a tall chair, an acoustic guitar slung casually across his lap, his worn canvas shoe tapping out the rhythm of the words he had not yet spoken. He leaned forward with earnest sincerity and gazed at the small crowd, making eye contact with each listener.


Severstal civil suit headed to circuit court

Posted 10/29/2011 in Area

Severstal is in another lawsuit.



In Elvis' birthplace, Palin wears blue suede shoes

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin invoked Tupelo's most famous son in word and feet, delighting about 6,500 fans by showing up in blue suede shoes.


1 in 7 NE Miss water systems cited for violations

Posted 10/24/2011 in Area

The state health department found roughly one in seven Northeast Mississippi water providers in violation of regulations last year, for everything from contamination to monitoring failures.

Salvation Army kicks off holiday season Monday

Posted 10/22/2011 in Area

Maj. Linda White will never forget the Christmas she spent serving the Salvation Army in San Angelo, Texas, nearly a decade ago. A needy family was scheduled to pick up a box containing food and Christmas gifts, but no one ever showed up.


Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal

Posted 10/21/2011 in Area

WASHINGTON -- America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops ""will definitely be home for the holidays," President Barack Obama declared Friday.


Coach Miller returns home to beat Noxubee

Posted 10/21/2011 in Area

MACON -- The atmosphere was absolutely electric Thursday night on the campus of Noxubee County High School. Cars were packed to the road. One could hear audio from the video board in the end zone from miles away.


Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle

Posted 10/20/2011 in Area

SIRTE, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday by revolutionary fighters overwhelming his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.


Organizers say Caledonia Day was "the biggest blast we ever had"

Posted 10/18/2011 in Area

Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.


Artists converge on Northport this weekend for Kentuck

Posted 10/14/2011 in Area

NORTHPORT, Ala. -- For some, it is pilgrimage. For others, it is curiosity. But for two local artisans, it is something else entirely -- part homecoming, part family reunion, encompassed in a two-day rainbow of color nestled in a place early settlers dubbed paradise.



West Point man sought for shooting cousin

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is looking for a 20-year-old black male they say shot his cousin last week.


Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.


One man charged in Noxubee County shooting

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

MACON -- Noxubee County sheriff's deputies arrested James "Seymore" Dooley, 22, of 962 Cedar Creek Road in Macon, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Chief Deputy Terry Grassaree said.



Clay County to launch drug court program

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- By Nov. 1, misdemeanor drug offenders in Clay County will have an alternative to jail time.


Local businesses report increase in sale of guns and alarm systems

Posted 10/8/2011 in Area

A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.


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