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Ask Rufus: Upcoming Bicentennials of Mississippi and Columbus

Posted 8/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some recent discussions about the Mississippi statehood bicentennial celebration in 2017 brought to mind that 2017 is also the bicentennial of the first house built in Columbus. In 1817, Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th state and settlers were moving into the newly-opened upper Tombigbee River valley.

 

Supes explore new approaches to litter control

Posted 8/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County administrator Ralph Billingsley said he's seeking input from all supervisors about the new options to run its litter-control program in the wake of the May retirement of community services coordinator Sylvester Harris.

New owner of unfinished Columbus mansion has big hopes for property

Posted 8/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, Rick McGill, a local real estate agent, was driving Highway 45 North with one hand on the steering wheel and the other holding a cell phone to his ear.

 

2014 trial set for challenge of Miss. abortion law

Posted 8/17/2013 in State

A federal judge on Friday set a jury trial next spring for a lawsuit filed by Mississippi's only abortion clinic over a new law that it says would make it shut its doors.

 

IHL approves MSU, city lease for Cotton Mill project parking garage

Posted 8/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The State College Board approved a land-use agreement between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville Thursday for the Mill at MSU's parking garage, a step which brings developers closer to turning dirt on the entire project.

 

Miss. auditor comes to aid of pedestrian

Posted 8/17/2013 in State

State Auditor Stacey Pickering put his emergency medical training to use on Friday by helping a man who appeared to be having a seizure outside the Mississippi Capitol.

 

 

West Point man faces sexual battery charges

Posted 8/17/2013 in Area

A West Point man has been charged with three counts of sexual battery.

 

 

TVA lowers fuel adjustment charge for Sept.

Posted 8/17/2013 in Area

 

 

2014 trial set for challenge of Miss. abortion law

Posted 8/17/2013 in State

A federal judge on Friday set a jury trial next spring for a lawsuit filed by Mississippi's only abortion clinic over a new law that it says would make it shut its doors.

 

 

Judge: Manning's actions 'heedless'

Posted 8/17/2013 in National

 

 

Iraq seeks help amid growing violence

Posted 8/17/2013 in National

 

 

Police: Partying teens trapped in vault

Posted 8/17/2013 in National

 

 

Power companies dangle free nights, weekends and pre-paid plans

Posted 8/17/2013 in National

 

 

Somalia executes man guilty of killing journalist

Posted 8/17/2013 in National

 

Holliman found guilty: Jury returns verdict of first-degree murder

Posted 8/16/2013 in Area

A jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation Thursday. Holliman, 32, was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman. Jurors found Brian Holliman demonstrated "expressed malice" when he shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.

Railroad hearing sparks lively debate

Posted 8/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The possibility of railroad crossing closures had South Columbus residents talking once again Thursday during a public hearing at the municipal complex. This time, they had the opportunity to voice their concerns to representatives from Kansas City Southern Railway, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and city officials.

Nightclub ordinance passes

Posted 8/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beginning September 14, all Lowndes County nightclubs must shut their doors by 1 a.m. Prior to supervisors passing the ordinance Thursday, there was no law on the books requiring establishments to close at a specific time.

 

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