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Community Bancorp announces it's raised $1 billion to acquire banks

Posted 11/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston, Texas-based bank holding company established to acquire, stabilize and operate failed or distressed U.S. banks, announced today that it has completed its capital raise and now has committed equity capital in the amount of $1 billion.

 

 

Community breakfast to honor Nick Bell

Posted 11/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A community breakfast will be held this week to honor former Mississippi State University football player Nick Bell, who died Nov. 2 after a brief battle with cancer.

 

Crime adds new wrinkle to busy mom's routine

Posted 11/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Life just got a little more chaotic for Kellie Short. Recently she was flooded with calls about break-ins at Providence Place in Columbus. Police are investigating a string of home burglaries in the subdivision. And Short, property manager for Providence Place and Columbus Gardens, has had to field the calls and help reassure tenants.

 

Oktibbeha Circuit Court sentences

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sixteenth Circuit District Court judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens handed out a number of sentences this week as the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term came to an end.

 

 

Tea party groups to hold immigration forum

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A forum will be held Monday in Starkville to discuss illegal immigration and its effect on the country.

 

 

Judge reduces bond for suspect in party shooting

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The suspected gunman in a fatal post-graduation party shooting this spring on Highway 182 was still in Oktibbeha County Jail on Saturday after a Sixteenth Circuit District Court judge reduced his bond Friday by more than $160,000.

 

 

Sharp to claim self-defense in murder trial

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sixteenth Circuit District Court Judge Lee Howard on Friday set the ground rules for the January murder trial of a Starkville woman accused of pulling the trigger in a 2008 shooting death off Rockhill Road.

 

 

MSU's Fine Arts Thesis Show opens Tuesday

Posted 11/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Murder hearing elicits claims of witness intimidation, misconduct

Posted 11/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With claims of witness intimidation, prosecutorial misconduct and sloppy investigative work, a hearing for a Starkville woman accused of killing a Mathiston man in November 2008 grew contentious Thursday morning in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

MSU remembers friend, teammate Nick Bell

Posted 11/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nick Bell's memorial service featured several speakers and slideshows honoring the former Mississippi State football player. But each shared a common theme about their friend: his bright smile.

 

Cadence calls shareholder meeting to approve buyout

Posted 11/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cadence Financial Corp. has set what may be the final shareholder's meeting in the bank's 125-year history, with shareholders expected to sell their stock to a private Houston-based investment firm.

 

Armed robbery suspect arrested

Posted 11/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bond was set at $125,000 Wednesday for a Weir man suspected in a Tuesday morning hold-up on Highway 12.

 

Aldermen approve Florida Care plan

Posted 11/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While much of the talk Tuesday night at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting focused on the city's potential move from bags to bins for garbage collection, the board also approved a conditional use request and plat for Florida Care Properties to construct an 8,500-square-foot building at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.

 

 

Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

 

Starkville Arrest Blotter 11-4-10

Posted 11/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department Wednesday released its arrest blotter for the past two weeks.

 

 

N. Y. lawsuit accuses Cadence directors of misleading shareholders

Posted 11/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court accuses the directors of Cadence Bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.

 

High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.

Kitchens re-elected to circuit judge seat; Coleman, Porter to face off in runoff on Nov. 23

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.

Two charged in carjacking

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Columbus man and a Hamilton woman have been charged with an October carjacking in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot on Highway 12 in Starkville.

 

City considers change in garbage collection

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a move which could save the city nearly $600,000 over the next 10 years, the Starkville Board of Aldermen is considering a change in garbage collection methods from bags to bins.

 

 

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