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Dunkelberg to publish poetry collection

Posted 2/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus poet Kendall Dunkelberg will publish his third collection, titled "Barrier Island Suite," in March.

Students, families invited to Bulldog Family Weekend

For the fourth consecutive year, families of current Mississippi State students are invited to visit campus to learn more about the university experience and Bulldog family.


No smoke alarm in more than half of Miss. fatal fires

Posted 2/9/2016 in State

More than half the people killed last year by house fires in Mississippi were in homes without working smoke alarms, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office said.



Police: 2 guns used in Miss. Mardi Gras shooting

Posted 2/9/2016 in State

Two guns were used in a shooting that killed two men and injured four other people after a Mardi Gras parade in Mississippi, but investigators don't know how many people fired them, the police chief said Monday.



Executive: Miss. plant will make mix of tires

Posted 2/9/2016 in State

A Continental AG tire executive said Monday that the company is likely to make a mix of heavy truck and passenger vehicle tires at the $1.45 billion factory it plans near Clinton, saying the company has been unable to satisfy demand in North America despite rapid expansion in recent years.



Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire with wins

Posted 2/9/2016 in National

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary today with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders' pursuit of their parties' nomination.


Downtown shooting injures one

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man is in stable condition after he was shot early Sunday morning in downtown Columbus, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.

McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris McDill, a local artist and craftsman, died yesterday after a lengthy illness.


Upcoming bills aimed at renaming GT highways

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several forthcoming pieces of legislation seek to rename portions of Golden Triangle highways after longtime local legislators.



Black History Month: Luckett to speak about Margaret Walker

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Robert Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present "This Is My Century: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The W's Poindexter Hall.


Four MSMS students qualify for U.S. Presidential Scholar

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students are among 4,000 candidates selected across the U.S. for their test scores and academic achievement to qualify for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award, which recognizes the most distinguished graduating seniors in the nation.

Ward 5 candidates outline goals, platforms

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates running for the Ward 5 seat on the Columbus City Council spoke at Hunt Museum during the Mississippi Derby Tea Social on Saturday.

Columbus child struck by vehicle

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus child was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near Seventh Street North on Saturday.

Brock leaving United Way

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A season is drawing to a close for Patricia Brock.

Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease

Former Mississippi State University basketball coach Rick Stansbury wants to jettison his Oktibbeha County Lake lease and sell Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark and its associated campground improvements to the county.


Primary absentee ballots available

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office is now providing absentee ballots for the primary election in March.



CPD searching for alleged armed robbers

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department at press time Saturday evening were still searching for two men accused of robbing residents at a Maple Street apartment in East Columbus on Friday night.



Commercial air service to start again in Tupelo

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

The final pieces are coming together for commercial air service to start again in Tupelo, five months after the last carrier left.



Incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.



State moving inmates from regional jails to save money

Posted 2/6/2016 in State

Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.



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