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Crowds flock to Chick-fil-A

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chicken lovers lined up for hours in the Golden Triangle on Wednesday to dine at one of their favorite fast food eateries. And while some may have stopped by the Columbus or Starkville Chick-fil-A solely to get a chicken sandwich, others waited for more than an hour at the crowded chain to not only eat but to take part in a political movement.

Surprise: Drug bust leads to discovery of $1 million in heroin

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four months after making an arrest for what local law enforcement officials believed to be a large amount of cocaine, testing has shown to have also included a large amount of heroin, a drug not common to Columbus.

MSMS celebrates milestone while looking to future

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students have become an integral part of life on the Mississippi University for Women campus -- so much so that when class dismisses each summer, faculty members miss the bright young scholars, said Dr. Jennifer Miles, vice president for student affairs at MUW.


Local reaction mixed to merit pay for teachers

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Educators across the Golden Triangle are watching closely as state lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of performance-based teacher incentives.



Columbus schools make three key hires

Posted 8/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the start of school less than a week away, the Columbus Municipal School District is rushing to fill key positions and personnel vacancies.



Business brief: Hollis Roofing Awarded

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business



Business brief: Hollis Earns Designation

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business



Building permits 8-2-12

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 8-2-12

Posted 8/2/2012 in Business


Wallace charges dismissed; son pleads guilty

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local attorney Steve Wallace has been cleared of all charges of his alleged role in an underage drinking raid in April.


County supes consider consolidating services

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders didn't get very far Tuesday with his plea for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to consider consolidating city and county emergency services.


Theaters add security in wake of Aurora shooting tragedy

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the aftermath of a shooting spree that killed 12 people in a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo., some theater chains are changing the way they keep their audiences safe.


Lowndes Schools wait on unitary status ruling

Posted 8/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will be at least a month before the Lowndes County School District learns if its bid for unitary status will be granted, but those who attended Tuesday's court hearing in Oxford were optimistic.



MSU DUI intervention program enters 40th year

Mississippi State University is leading the way in educating Mississippians about the dangers of drinking and driving.


Charges dismissed against Steve Wallace; son receives fine and probation

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All charges against local attorney Steve Wallace Sr. were dismissed in justice court today. Steven "Colt" Wallace Jr. pled guilty to one count each of possession of beer with the intent to sell without a permit, possession of liquor with the intent to sell without a permit, minor in possession of beer and minor in possession of liquor in court today.

'Last House' expansion provides key tool for sober living

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Substance abuse and addiction can be debilitating, even life-threatening. It affects millions of Americans each year. But for men in Columbus who are combating addiction, more help is becoming available.


Lowndes Schools make their case today

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District will finally have its day in court, appearing today at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to argue its case for unitary status.



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