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One child found dead, search continues for brother

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of a six-year-old child was pulled from Luxapalila Creek Sunday afternoon following an ATV accident Saturday in which he and his older brother were swept away by the rushing current.


Suspect sought in morning shooting

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was shot in the throat early this morning at a North Columbus apartment complex, and the Columbus Police Department is continuing to search for the male suspect.


Columbus sales tax collection slump continues

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's sales tax collections for the month of May were $781,624.11, down $28,075.88 from the $809,699.99 collected in May 2012. That brings the eight-month fiscal year total so far to $4,985,880.44. By this point last year, the city had collected $5,120,771.57.

Honeybees trained to find land mines in Croatia

Posted 5/20/2013 in National

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.


Restaurant Week's effect felt in 2 percent tax returns

Posted 5/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax returns improved in March, a sign the city's first Restaurant Week helped stimulate the local economy, organizers said.



MSU to welcome Boys State May 26

Posted 5/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



Crop planting lags behind schedule

Posted 5/20/2013 in State



West Point alderman sues to block primary ouster

Posted 5/20/2013 in Area



Military sex abuse victims seek VA help

Posted 5/20/2013 in National


ATV outing at Magby Creek turns tragic, two children feared drowned

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One child is missing and presumed drowned after an ATV flipped in Magby Creek on Saturday afternoon. The body of a second child has been found.

EMCC's renovation at Lion Hills nears completion

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The transformation is complete, with only a few minor details left in what has been a whirlwind $279,000 renovation of East Mississippi Community College's latest crown jewel -- Lion Hills Golf Club, formerly Columbus Country Club.

Columbus teen turns himself in for murder

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen has turned himself in to the Columbus Police Department less than 24 hours after he allegedly fatally shot a man.

Rise in health premiums shouldn't affect Columbus L&W customers

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The implementation of a bridge plan two years ago will keep health insurance increases for Columbus Light and Water employees from affecting the pocketbooks of ratepayers and the employees themselves.

Two plead guilty on robbery, DUI manslaughter charges

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Walker pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court earlier this week.


Miss. spends $2 million to keep military bases

Posted 5/18/2013 in State

Mississippi's state and local officials can tell you that defending the state's military bases from closures can get expensive.



Drug Court conference to be held in Tunica Wednesday

Posted 5/18/2013 in State



Study should expedite work on Magowah Creek

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A long process of securing easements and proper documentation has caused delays in cleaning Magowah Creek, but landowners and farmers who have suffered as result of flooding may finally see relief as soon this year.



Will Boy Scouts accept gay youth? Vote is imminent

Posted 5/18/2013 in National

With its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.



FBI searches apartment in ricin letter case

Posted 5/18/2013 in National



Benghazi probe co-chair subpoenaed by House

Posted 5/18/2013 in National



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