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Plenty of roastin' and boastin' to go around at barbecue fest today

Posted 8/27/2011 in Entertainment

Give Billy Sims a hot grill, a fine piece of meat and a barbecue contest, and he's rarin' to go. Today he and the rest of the River Rat Pig Porkers join dozens of other competitive teams at the annual Roast n' Boast, the Mississippi state barbecue cooking contest at Columbus Fairgrounds that will benefit the American Cancer Society.


Basketball tournament raises money for for the Family Readiness Group fund

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The hoops squad from the Battery A Second of the 114th Strike National Guard unit in Columbus may have lost its first game handily Saturday, but they'll win in the end.


Election Profiles: District 16 District Attorney

Posted 7/16/2011 in Area

The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.


Third suspect apprehended for Columbus murder

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third suspect in a Monday murder is in jail and a fourth suspect is sought. Cortez Williams, 26, of 515 18th St. N., was discovered hiding at 716 19th St. S. Friday afternoon.


Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.


Family escapes blaze as firefighters battle third fire in past week

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four adults and three children escaped a burning mobile home Wednesday night on Blackjack Road.


Election Profiles: The unopposed

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.


Three firefighters sent to hospital for heat exposure

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tuesday morning fire sent three Oktibbeha County firemen to the hospital to be treated for heat exposure.


Starkville city offices, police department project expected to cost $14M

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first discussion is in the books and Starkville has given its tentative blessing to the proposed municipal-building solution.


Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 1 Constable

Posted 7/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ruby Shurden, an employee with the Starkville Police Department, stepped up to complete her husband's term as District 1 Constable when he died in April. Now six candidates have their eyes on the position with hopes to begin their own long term run as District 1 Constable.


Running of the Bulldogs: Bulldog fans flock to Cotton District for festivities

Oktibbeha firefighters busy with blaze, wrecks

A Thursday fire on Andrew Road in Oktibbeha County destroyed a house and two cars.


Starkville, Amory men arrested for child porn

Posted 7/8/2011 in Area

A two-week investigation has landed a Starkville man in jail charged with child pornography. Monroe County man also nabbed in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation.


Election profile: Oktibbeha County constable

A county constable has all the same powers as a sheriff's deputy, so it's no surprise the position attracts many from the ranks of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office.



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