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Forecasters: Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

Posted 8/28/2012 in National

Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levies fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.



Greenwood native killed in Afghanistan

Posted 8/28/2012 in State

U.S. Army Pfc. Patricia Horne enjoyed serving her country as a member of one of the Army's elite units. "She told me a few weeks ago that she was going to re-enlist," her mother, Betty Horne, told the Greenwood Commonwealth Monday. "The Army would pay for her schooling. She wanted to be a doctor." Unfortunately, the 20-year-old didn't get that chance.


Monday profile: Vet Bounds retires after 47 years

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All is hushed at Animal Medical Center. The Saturday morning patients have been examined and the animals are snug in their kennels, without so much as a woof or a whimper as Dr. Louis Bounds makes his way through the darkened labyrinth.


Cable One crash leaves thousands without services

Posted 8/27/2012 in Area

Thousands of Columbus-area CableOne customers remain without service Monday morning after a hardware failure crashed the network around 6 p.m. Sunday night.



Funding cuts part of city's efforts to make budget

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Columbus City Council moves towards approving its Fiscal Year 2103 budget, organizations across the area will also be facing some tough decisions.



Mississippi getting ready for Isaac

Posted 8/27/2012 in State

City, county and school officials, as well as gaming commissioners, will decide today about closings in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to reach hurricane strength today.



Councils approves proposal for one-way traffic on 11th Ave.

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A north Columbus street will soon become a one-way street following approval from the Columbus City Council last week.



All eyes on Isaac as GOP convention approaches

Posted 8/27/2012 in National

Mitt Romney's Republican National Convention sputters to life with the lonely banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation. With a sprawling and strengthening storm bearing down on the region, the party hastily rewrote the convention script to present the extravaganza's prime rituals and headline speakers later in the week -- Tropical Storm Isaac willing.



Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Fla.

Posted 8/27/2012 in National

Tropical Storm Isaac rolled over the open Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana and Florida and close to the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


Columbus goes to Conventions: First-timer Cantrell, veteran Brooks both eager to be 'part of history'

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of Lowndes County residents will soon occupy a tiny piece of the two largest political stages in the United States as delegates to their national party conventions.


Station's closure could mean no ABC for area viewers

Posted 8/25/2012 in Area

A new fall television season is set to begin next month, but viewers in the Golden Triangle might have to find an alternative means of catching shows like "Modern Family" and "Dancing With The Stars" and other ABC hits.


Council wants details of 'no-cost' bus service

Posted 8/25/2012 in Area

Public transportation could be on the horizon for parts of the Golden Triangle.

Columbus schools begin work on 'new vision'

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 65 teachers, administrators and community members gathered at the Columbus Municipal School District's Brandon Central Services on Saturday to begin drafting a new vision plan for the district.


Newell again found guilty of manslaughter in 'Slab House' murder

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in three years, James "Chuck" Newell was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of Adrian Boyette.



Lowndes Health Dept. closed Wednesday

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Health Department, located at 801 N. Lehmberg Road, will be closed Wednesday for staff training.


Smart meter movement stirs rowdy debate in Texas

Posted 8/25/2012 in National

Thelma Taormina keeps a pistol at her Houston-area home to protect against intruders. But one of the last times she used it, she said, was to run off a persistent utility company worker who was trying to replace her old electricity meter with a new digital unit.


Kidney for Ohio patient's transplant put in trash

Posted 8/25/2012 in National


Akin makes first appearance since rape remarks in Mo.

Posted 8/25/2012 in National

Bolstered by thousands of small individual donations, embattled Republican Congressman Todd Akin reaffirmed his commitment to his U.S. Senate campaign Friday while re-emerging publicly in Missouri for the time since making inflammatory remarks about rape and pregnancy.

Tropical storm Issac forces GOP to scrap first day of convention

Posted 8/25/2012 in National

Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday night to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac as it bore down menacingly on Florida.


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