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Columbus native honored for contributions to media

Posted 2/17/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus native, Robert Ivy, has been named, by American Business Media, as the 2009 Crain Award Winner.

 

 

Some stations to cut signal today

Posted 2/17/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

NEW YORK — In theater superstition, a bad dress rehearsal is supposed to foretell a good opening night. If so, the U.S. might be in good shape when it turns off the last analog TV broadcasts in June, because the lead-up to the smaller-scale turnoff today has been confusing to both viewers and TV stations.

 

 

Macon shooting ruled murder- suicide

Posted 2/17/2009 in Area

MACON — Noxubee County authorities have ruled a Feb. 13 shooting on Walnut Street a murder-suicide, and believe it may have been a result of a domestic dispute between a husband and wife.

 

 

Supes asked to seek funding for return of the railway line

Posted 2/17/2009 in Area

STARKVILLE — An engineering study is under way on the Columbus and Greenville Railway line as plans to reconstruct the roughly 200-year-old tracks continue to move forward.

 

Man with a voice for radio moves face, message to TV

Posted 2/16/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans across the country know him simply as Scotty D, but Scott Daniels is more than a radio and television personality; he’s also an activist, interested in giving back to the community he calls home.

Waiting and hoping: Sportsplex land submissions deadline Friday

Posted 2/16/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County and city officials will be keeping their fingers crossed this week as the deadline approaches for land proposals for a much discussed sportsplex.

 

Supes updated on water management projects, city clean-up opportunity

Posted 2/14/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new executive director of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, Joe Tanko, Friday introduced himself to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and relayed status updates on seven projects proposed over the past four or five years.

 

 

Wanted: Local residents with a keen interest in law enforcement

Posted 2/14/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents seeking to get a look into the lives of law enforcement officers soon will have an opportunity to train with the Columbus Police Department.

 

Unexpected Valentine’s dinner guest; Ryan’s diners served a ‘shocking surprise’

Posted 2/14/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Valentine’s Day diners at Ryan’s restaurant near the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway 82 Saturday night received a “very shocking” surprise.

Making dreams come true: Local family helps fund new therapeutic riding center

Posted 2/14/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inspired by their own daughter’s physical improvement from therapeutic horseback riding, a Columbus family is investing in the future of a new year-round therapeutic riding center to serve children and adults from Northeast and Central Mississippi with physical and mental disabilities.

 

Starkville administrators report to board

Posted 2/14/2009 in Area

STARKVILLE — Words like “alignment,” “rigor and relevance” and “intervention” were discussed at Tuesday night’s board meeting of the Starkville School District.

 

Brooksville man pleads guilty to ’08 triple shooting

Posted 2/14/2009 in Area

A Brooksville man charged with shooting three people, stealing a police car and fleeing law enforcement officials last year pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of felony taking of a motor vehicle.

 

Macon couple shot, killed in their home

Posted 2/14/2009 in Area

MACON — A local man and his wife were pronounced dead Friday afternoon after an apparent murder-suicide at their home on Walnut Street.

 

 

Congress’ stimulus bill includes $1.5 billion for Miss.

Posted 2/14/2009 in Business

JACKSON — At least $1.5 billion for Mississippi is in the economic stimulus bill Congress passed Friday to upgrade roads and help states avert budget cuts for schools, Medicaid and other programs crippled by the country’s financial collapse.

 

 

Lowndes airports receive $500,000 for construction

Posted 2/13/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Leaders: Quality of life important to future

Posted 2/13/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Disaffiliated W alums change group’s name

Posted 2/13/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Despite competition, family-owned Military Hardware remains Columbus mainstay

Posted 2/13/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Customer service, a wide variety of products and a little bit of luck — many factors have played into the Military Hardware business plan during the past 50 years.

 

Injured wagon driver gets 'flood' of support

Posted 2/13/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Murder-suicide reported in Noxubee

Posted 2/13/2009 in Area

Authorities have yet to confirm what reportedly was a murder/suicide in Macon

 

 

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