Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12
A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.
Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.
"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.
When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.
A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.
Building permits for June 21-27
Marriages and divorces June 10-28
Jim Croce once wrote that he had the "workin' at the car wash blues." But the only blues spotted at Bennie's Car Wash and Detail Center on Highway 12 in Starkville are the rags and buckets used to wash the cars.
An 18-wheel flatbed tractor trailer truck lost control of its load and overturned on Port Access Road, approximately one-half mile from Island Road, Saturday morning, according to Sgt. Glenn Culpepper with the Columbus Police Department.
Building permits for June 7 - June 20
Total Healthcare Center has appointed Stephanie Jones Theaker as its new chief executive officer. The center is federally qualified and in 2010 served 8,416 patients.
Marriages and divorces May 31-June 21
Stark Aerospace soon will begin test flying unmanned aerial systems from Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
A lawsuit filed by local businessman Donald DePriest is on hold pending a Federal Communications Commission investigation into whether he operated a Ponzi scheme.
The county currently has 25 tornado sirens (the city of Columbus has an additional five), and is looking to add 10-15 more, due to the county's growth over the past several years.
High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.
An annual report released Monday shows charitable giving in the United States grew nearly 4 percent last year after two years of steep declines -- a trend also seen here in the Golden Triangle. Some experts say that's a sign the economy is slowly rebounding.
1. Dog gives his life protecting child from rattlesnake COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 2 dead in Oktibbeha County car crash STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. MSU blue-chip guard popped for DUI STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. CPD welcomes 11 new officers to force COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY