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Habitat begins home for Columbus family

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's the little things she misses most. Snuggling beneath the covers with her sister, watching movies. Slipping into her mother's room to say good morning. Brushing her teeth and spitting toothpaste into the sink instead of a plastic cup.

CMSD seeks public input on superintendent search

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for the next city schools superintendent is finally gaining steam after a year of stops, starts and reversals.

Monday profile: Starkville senior's Eagle eye benefits hospital

Starkville High School senior Murphy Buckner knows the Oktibbeha County Hospital pretty well. After having surgery on his hip, Buckner, 17, underwent physical therapy and spent a great deal of time under OCH care.

Alleged kidnapper was no stranger

Posted 5/7/2012 in National

A man accused of abducting a mother and her three daughters has been described as being like an uncle to the girls.

Market Street Festival a hot attraction

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Temperatures were blisteringly hot for the 17th annual Market Street Festival, but spirits were high, and steady foot traffic kept vendors busy Saturday.

MUW graduates urged to fully utilize education

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Shirley A. Graves is recognized as a leader and trailblazer for women in her field, but in 1957, she was not very different from the soon-to-be graduates sitting in front of her Saturday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.

Former CAFB pilots recall life-threatening mission

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With each mission, a pilot risks not returning. Instructor pilots repeat safety procedures so many times, by the time a student pilot graduates, the procedures are routine.


New MUW police chief needed

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Mississippi University for Women's police force is no longer employed with the department, university officials confirmed Friday.



Oktibbeha County Relay for Life raises $102,000

An old Swedish proverb dictates a joy shared is twice the joy and a sorrow shared is half the sorrow.



Starkville Police bringing back Harleys

For the first time since the mid-1970s, the Starkville Police Department will have motorcycles in its patrol fleet.



Eastbound US Highway 82 in Lowndes County closed due to accident

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.



A look at some items passed by Miss. legislature

Posted 5/4/2012 in State

A look at some of the major items that passed and failed during the 2012 Mississippi legislative session.



CMSD superintendent could be named by mid-June

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District emerged all smiles Thursday night after a two-hour meeting in executive session at Brandon Central Services to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.


Propst Park train restoration under way

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four decades have passed since the 19th century train came to rest at Propst Park, and since that time, it has stood silent sentry over Main Street. Juveniles threw rocks and broke a few windows, and a person was once found living inside one of the cars, but for the most part, the train has been free of vagrants and vandals, ravaged only by time.

Chick-fil-A construction underway; two unnamed restaurants planned

If you want to know what's happening with the long-awaited, much-delayed Cotton Mills project, just follow the food.

Fishing lures and sushi: Two new businesses open their doors

Posted 5/4/2012 in Business

Columbus anglers have an abundant supply of fishing holes where they can wile away the afternoon, from the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the cedar swamps deep in the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. But until recently, there were a limited number of places to buy supplies.


Shooting case continued until September

Posted 5/4/2012 in Area

A Columbus woman charged with murder will be going back to court in September. Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. was charged with the January 15 shooting of Marquez Kentrel Carter, 23, of 1147 Tabernacle Road. Jackson's initial appearance in Municipal Court Thursday was continued until September 6.


Domestic dispute leads to arrest of couple

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A domestic dispute landed a Caledonia couple behind bars Wednesday night.


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