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Building Permits 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County


$1M worth of narcotics seized in Tuesday arrests

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Destined for Columbus and other areas, about $1 million in narcotics was taken out of circulation Tuesday.


Beer may hit the shelves soon at Cal-City Grocery

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forcing relocation to a larger adjacent room, a Caledonia Town Hall meeting audience of about 30 Tuesday night witnessed an ongoing dispute between the Board of Aldermen and the new owner of Cal-City Grocery, Jeff Doty, of Aberdeen.



Council to rebid bridge project

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to reject all bids on a project to restore the old Tennessee-Tombigbee River bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk and to re-advertise for bids on the project.


Starkville business continues push for extended weekend alcohol sales

After months of indecision, a downtown nightspot seems destined for a change in ownership, if not complete closure, unless the Board of Aldermen decide to champion the venue's cause.

Services to be held for former Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook

Former longtime Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook, 82, died at her home Monday.

Aldermen clear way for Cotton District Arts Festival

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted to support the 2012 Cotton District Arts Festival, approving street closings and in-kind services.


Miss. lawmakers meet 1st big deadline of session

Posted 3/7/2012 in State


Fourth CHS bomb threat disrupts classes

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents lined up outside the gates of the Columbus High School football field this morning, waiting to pick their children up following the fourth bomb threat of the school year and the third in a little more than a month.


Supes approve incentives for new company

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a focus on job creation, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved incentives to bring another start-up company to the county.



Bridge, board vacancies on council agenda

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday is expected to reject all bids for a $2.2 million bridge restoration project and re-advertise for new bids.


Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority completes $850,000 worth of projects

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly two years of work, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority finally is closing the files on its project of renovating and rehabilitating community centers.


Miss. voter ID not in use for March 13 primaries

Posted 3/6/2012 in State

Mississippi voters won't have to show a driver's license or other photo identification to cast ballots in the March 13 presidential and congressional primaries, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday.


Catfish in the Alley a success

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The night air at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market Monday was filled with familiar smells and sounds -- fresh catfish dipped in spices, sizzling in peanut oil and the music of Big Joe Shelton, playing the harmonica.

Young leaders: Hairstons cited by state publication for civic and business contributions

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life for Columbus couple Trip and Bethany Reed Hairston is all about balance -- balancing a family with three children, three cats and a dog; finding time to participate in civic activities and overseeing several business ventures.

Three 'Leap Day' babies welcomed at BMH-GT

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a phenomena that typically occurs every four years, the same four years in which the country elects a new president.

Local businesses honored at White House

Posted 3/3/2012 in Area

A local business and a local bank were among the honorees at a White House event held Feb. 21 to recognize the partnership of financial institutions and rural manufacturing companies across America.

Moonshiners arrested in Winston Co.

Posted 3/3/2012 in State

Two Winston County men were arrested Thursday for manufacturing and selling moonshine.


City of Crawford opens new community center

Posted 3/3/2012 in Area

The City of Crawford could be a metaphor for blighted small towns across the state -- low on population and funding with decaying buildings and high unemployment rates.


Race begins for cancer fundraiser

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the calendar edges toward April, organizers for the American Cancer Society's Lowndes County Relay for Life are gearing up for what they hope will be their best fundraiser in recent years. Similar relays will be held in more than 5,100 locations around the world to raise money for cancer research, advocacy, education and awareness.


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