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Program brings students, seniors together for reading

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.



BancorpSouth's profits jump in first quarter

Posted 4/24/2012 in State

Bancorp South is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter.


Shedding his past: Tyler Edmonds starts fresh with tobacco shop

Posted 4/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.


Miss. House seeks changes to charter-school bill

Posted 4/24/2012 in State

Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents.


Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats

Posted 4/23/2012 in National

For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.


City police report 4-23-12

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County



YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to be held April 28

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.



$150K collected in Columbus' amnesty program

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.



Miss. jobless rate drops as labor force shrinks

Posted 4/23/2012 in State

Job growth is still anemic in Mississippi, but people are leaving the labor force in droves, rapidly pushing down the state's unemployment rate.



EMCC Job Fair to feature 50 employers

Posted 4/23/2012 in Area

With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.



State 'Move Over Law' expanded to include utility crews

Posted 4/23/2012 in State

Mississippi's existing "Move Over Law" now protects utility crews working alongside busy highways and local roads.


Sports to return to MUW?

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.


Man tries to steal ambulance

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle.



Drug arrest turns into game of hide and seek

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday drug arrest turned into a game of hide and seek for officers with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.



State College Board could approve tuition increase

Posted 4/21/2012 in Area

Students of Mississippi's eight public universities, including Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, may soon face increased tuition costs.


Weather cooperates for Starkville's Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Overcast skies and cool temperatures dominated Saturday, but organizers of the Cotton District Arts Festival said the weather did nothing to hamper the festival's spirit.

New Columbus hotels expected to meet needs

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With three new hotels in some stage of early planning or development, Columbus soon will have more than a thousand rooms available for guest rentals, a perfect number said Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.


The W to consider reinstating athletics program

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sports may return to Mississippi University for Women, President Dr. Jim Borsig announced Thursday to a crowd of former coaches, players and supporters gathered in the Emma Ody Pohl gymnasium.



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