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By The Dispatch April 3, 2009
JACKSON — The state Legislature this year has passed bills and resolutions uniquely fashioned for Lowndes County and people from there.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP, CLTC, has joined the Forbes Investor Team that offers comments and insight on the top financial news as it is being made. She will participate in e-mail, telephone and sometimes video panel discussions with other leading strategists, financial planners, analysts, money managers and economists to help readers find what’s important in both the markets and their financial lives.
By John Dorroh April 2, 2009
Everybody’s heard of pork and beans, but who has heard of pork and bugs? If you haven’t, you will.
The bugs, of course, are mudbugs — crayfish if you live north of Kentucky. Crawdads or crawfish if you live around here. Fat, red, juicy, spiced-up crawfish, in a boiling bath with new potatoes and corn. Mmmmm. Some like them so hot-and-spicy they burn the lips, fingers and hands. The Dooey does ’em just right.
JACKSON — State lawmakers are taking a break in their annual three-month session, but they still have hard work ahead in trying to find more revenue and construct a state budget complicated by the economic recession and red tape in spending federal funds to help Mississippi.
Severe weather is headed toward the Golden Triangle area this afternoon, and the National Weather Service in Jackson says tornadoes are possible and hail is a definite.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:
By Kristin Mamrack April 2, 2009
Main Street Columbus and the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market invite everyone to jump into spring Saturday by visiting the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale.
By Tim Pratt April 2, 2009
STARKVILLE — Charlie is a 5-week-old barn owl who lives in a tree along Greensboro Street, not far from downtown Starkville.
JACKSON — Legislation died on a technicality Tuesday to give Mississippi University for Women permission to sell Carrier Lodge.
Columbus Banking Center President Jim McAlexander recently announced that Jaime Scott has been promoted to vice president and retail banking manager for the Columbus area branches of Cadence Bank.
The College of Business and Legal Studies at Mississippi University for Women will host a 2009 Energy Conference Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., in MUW’s Nissan Auditorium. Sponsors for this conference include Atmos Energy, Columbus Light and Water Department, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, 4-County Electric Power Association, Paccar, and the MUW Center for Entrepreneurship.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is either releasing or considering the release of 78 felons into Lowndes County this month.
Dr. Bill Odom has been a science teacher at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science since 1996. While it is tempting to dump him into the category of “Biology Teacher,” Odom’s emphasis is in some ways much broader and in others much more tightly defined.
By Neal Wagner April 1, 2009
Across the country, news of a struggling national economy has been dominating headlines and news shows for several months.
Area residents faced with fines in the Lowndes County Justice Court soon will have a “more flexible” way to pay, according to Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley.
By Kristin Mamrack April 1, 2009
At First United Methodist Church in downtown Columbus, a 14-month project to prepare for the future while preserving the past is nearing completion.
By Tim Pratt April 1, 2009
STARKVILLE — A half dozen candidates campaigning for seats on the Starkville Board of Aldermen came together for a forum Tuesday to discuss their plans for the city, with much of the talk centering on the need for smart growth and citywide infrastructure improvements.
MAYHEW — Signs of the economic crisis are everywhere. Earlier this month, 800 people in Ohio applied for one job opening with a local school district. Cable news shows are running non-stop features about displaced workers as the national unemployment rate exceeds 8 percent. A widely released television commercial meant to reassure investors features budget tips — including one from a frequent business traveler who saves tiny bottles of hotel shampoo and comments, “I haven’t bought that stuff in years.”
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