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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.

 

 

Year-round schooling proposed for Starkville

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials heard an argument Tuesday night for a new school schedule that has students studying year-round with short breaks between quarters.

 

 

Starkville schools look at best way to spend $3.6M

Posted 11/3/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School officials found themselves in the enviable position Tuesday night of needing to decide how to spend $3.6 million that remains after major construction from the 2008 bond issue is finished.

 

Nunnelee defeats Childers, returns 1st District to GOP

Posted 11/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON -- Mississippi is sending two new representatives to Congress in January, and both pledge to try to overturn major parts of President Barack Obama's agenda, including a health overhaul that became law earlier this year.

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Oktibbeha Supes consider 100-mile road plan

Posted 11/2/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is considering a new method to improve the county's vast network of unpaved roads: an enzyme.

 

 

Aldermen to consider new Florida Care site

Posted 10/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a request by Florida Care Properties to build a new 8,500-square-foot building at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.

 

 

Deputies catch suspected burglar

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspected burglar was captured Thursday after fleeing from police and launching an hours-long manhunt in the woods off Harris Road.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

Simple steps can help avoid fire tragedies

Posted 10/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With chilly temperatures expected over the next week, Columbus officials are once again stressing the need of winter safety.

 

 

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