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AP analysis: Another round of base closings ahead?

Posted 3/20/2012 in State

Gov. Phil Bryant is receiving praise for his decision to revive a Mississippi council to battle potential military base closings.



Police investigating damaged property and burglary

Posted 3/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department officers are investigating a claim of damaged property.



Classes resume at Fairview after second bomb threat

Posted 3/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Classes have resumed at Fairview Elementary following the ninth bomb threat of the year for the city and county school systems. Students were taken to Fairview Baptist Church, where they waited while the premises were searched.


Merchants prep for spring, upcoming open house

Posted 3/17/2012 in Area

Maybe it's the extra hour of sunlight, slipping through office window blinds and begging workers to come out and play. Maybe it's the sight of wisteria running tangled and wild, knock-kneed calves in the fields, early flowers poking defiant heads above the earth and declaring spring officially sprung. Maybe it's the sneeze-inducing pollen, blowing through the air like Southern pixie dust, speaking of life, growth and Faulkneresque "wet seeds wild in the hot blind earth."


Project Feed Columbus looking for donations

Posted 3/17/2012 in Area

Project Feed Columbus, a joint effort between the City of Columbus and The United Way of Lowndes County, as well as local stores Food Giant and Wal Mart, will be ongoing through the end of March. The campaign is a canned food drive to help local food pantries and shelters.



City Council to decide on New Beginning church zoning variance

Posted 3/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A dispute between Columbus property owners and members of New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church will be heard by the Columbus City Council Tuesday evening.


Air traffic up at GTRA

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use.

Man arrested over illegal copies of DVDs

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with unauthorized copying or sale of recordings.

Saturday profile: Voter, candidate and now Circuit Clerk

Posted 3/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of Tuesday, Glenn Hamilton has now approached the ballot box from just about every conceivable angle.

Brigham touts county's accomplishments at Exchange Club

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newness of the job -- and his enthusiasm for it -- was foremost on Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Bill Brigham's mind Thursday, as he spoke to the Columbus Exchange Club.


Kemper plant reversal 'major victory'

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley called the Mississippi Supreme Court's Thursday reversal of a lower courts ruling approving construction of a Kemper county coal plant a "major victory" for Mississippi Power Company customers.


End of an era: Stansbury retires

Posted 3/16/2012 in State

Bulldog coach leaves after 22 seasons, 293 victories

More than 1,000 Mennonites gather at Trotter for North American convention

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from as close as Macon and Brooksville and as far away as Canada. By Thursday afternoon, nearly 1,000 people -- mostly men -- had converged upon Trotter Convention Center, and as many as 1,600 are expected today and Saturday.

Law enforcement seek solution to bomb threats

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After eight bomb threats were called into area schools within the past year, local and federal agencies are anxious to stop the threats, which come at significant cost and expenditure of resources.


Cadence Bank acquires Encore Bancshares

Posted 3/16/2012 in Area

Last week, Cadence Bancorp LLC -- the parent company of Cadence Bank -- announced the acquisition of Encore Bancshares, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets.


Two arrested for Starkville burglaries

Posted 3/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police Wednesday made a pair of arrests for weekend car burglaries around University Drive, near the Mississippi State University campus.

Traffic stop leads to 15 pounds of marijuana

Posted 3/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of approximately 15 pounds of marijuana for the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit.

'Blues for Willie': Tribute held for late elder statesman of the blues

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

On Friday, the Columbus Arts Council presents "Blues for Willie," a tribute to honor this elder statesman of the Black Prairie blues, a man who preached a consistent message of peace, love and social justice.

Ardillo appointed to state military council

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday re-established and appointed a Columbus man to the Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was formed to help promote and protect the state's military interests.

Growth Alliance names new director, plans for Link partnership

Posted 3/15/2012 in Area

The West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance has suffered its share of growing pains over the past few months, with staff changes, a new partnership and a new direction.


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