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Online group raises funds to rebuild barn destroyed by fire

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Little remains now. Just a simple white house, some charred timbers, and Jimmy Craddieth on the front porch, watching the sun slide behind the trees on Sand Road, just as his father used to do.

Business owner arrested for possession of khat

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus business owner was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday.


'Stand Up, Speak Out' youth rally aims to address bullying

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.



Ag groups, builders oppose Miss. immigration bill

Posted 3/28/2012 in State

Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they're against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi.



City clarifying definition of nightclub

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Entrepreneurs hoping to open a new bar in Columbus will have to wait to receive a permit.



Autopsy reveals MSU student was shot two times; details slowly emerging

Posted 3/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student slain Saturday night at a dorm had been shot twice, an autopsy shows.


Third suspect arrested in Mississippi State homicide

Posted 3/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The third suspect in the fatal shooting of a Mississippi State University student today turned himself into law enforcement authorities near Gainesville, Fla.

Consultant to present economic development roadmap Wednesday

Posted 3/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has all the ingredients to achieve "dynamic growth," according to economic development expert Bill Fruth, who spent much of Monday touring the Golden Triangle and talking with officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

MSU creative writing leader wins top state fiction honor

Posted 3/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The co-director of Mississippi State's creative writing program is receiving a top honor from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Two men convicted in 1993 murder of Columbus native Cliff Ellis

Posted 3/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

California jurors today convicted two men of the murder of Eugene "Cliff" Ellis, killed almost 20 years ago.

Arrests made in shooting of Mississippi State student

Posted 3/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting on the MSU campus Saturday night. A third suspect is sought.

Mississippi State releases more details on Saturday homicide

Posted 3/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

University officials released more details, including the victim's name, in a Sunday morning press conference.


Student shot to death on Mississippi State campus

Posted 3/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A student was shot to death at a Mississippi State University residence hall late Saturday night, prompting campus-wide alerts as authorities searched for suspects who fled the scene.


Bottle hunters search for lost treasure

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for a wide variety of elusive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable television programmers. "American Pickers" and "Dirty Money" are two of several titles showing how discarded items can become valuable commodities. Although cable network cameras weren't rolling in Columbus Saturday, a small band of treasure hunters were digging.

Spring Pilgrimage begins Monday

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many visitors, Spring Pilgrimage is their first glimpse of Columbus, and organizers are hoping this year's 72nd annual event will inspire newcomers to fall in love with the city and remind residents of the rich heritage and historic charm with which the community is graced.

Zachary's to go smoke-free

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately two years ago, Zachary's owner Doug Pellum made a decision to allow smoking in his downtown eatery, while limiting his patrons to those 21 years old and above. But starting April 2, Zachary's, 205 5th St. N, will be added to the list of non-smoking establishments in Columbus.

Clean Sweep a success

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl renovation project, commonly known as "Clean Sweep," has been successfully completed according to Link's Young Professionals President Jason Spears.

United Way celebrates past year, looks to next

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last year was difficult for many people across Lowndes County as unemployment soared and prices for basic necessities sky-rocketed. At times, the agencies trying to help those in need found themselves in need as well.

Brigham, Hainsey join military council

Posted 3/23/2012 in State

Two local leaders have been tasked with representing the community on the newly-established Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was re-established by Gov. Phil Bryant last week to help promote and protect the state's military interests and advise him on issues impacting the state's nine military bases.

Mayor's Unity Picnic scheduled for March 31

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Robert Smith decided to run for mayor, he ran on the platform of uniting the community. And with his annual Unity Picnic looming, Smith said it is still one of his goals.


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