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Children's House Montessori School's Rosemary Lamar closes doors after 35 years

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was no pitter-patter of little feet. There was no laughter or the lilting cadence of children's voices sounding out vowels and consonants. There was no sound but a distant radio and the echo of Montessori teacher Rosemary Lamar's footsteps as she wandered through the two-story home where she has taught, and lived, and loved for so long.

 

 

Hood pushes for 'smarter,' preventative measures against crime in '11

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, an ounce of crime prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

 

Nunnelee to host Columbus town hall meeting Monday

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, will host a town hall meeting Monday in Columbus. The meeting will be held at the Columbus Municipal Center at 6 p.m. Monday.

 

 

Red Cross consolidates Golden Triangle offices

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Red Cross is consolidating its Golden Triangle operations. The national organization is shopping for a building in the West Lowndes area to locate a regional office.

 

Becky Thomas stepping down as Lowndes Red Cross director

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was February 2001. Straight-line winds had devastated downtown Columbus, sending glass, metal and other debris scattered across the streets.

Starkville man dies in accident on Highway 25

A Starkville man died in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday on Highway 25. John B. Bush, 62, was west bound on Longview Road at the intersection of Highway 25 when he failed to yield the right of way and was struck by Jimmy Pannell, 66, of Columbus, at approximately 1 p.m.

Starkville police make arrests in burglaries

A rash of summer burglaries led to three arrests by the Starkville Police Department last week.

 

Still no leads in shooting death of Columbus woman

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators said they had no leads the day after the shooting death of a Columbus woman.

 

 

Arrest Report 6-2-11

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests:

 

 

Monroe coroner: Man found in field died of natural causes

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Hamilton man found dead on Monday died of natural causes, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

 

 

Columbus schools hire firm that lured away Phillips

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District took the next step this week in its search for a new superintendent, voting to hire the same national consultant firm that necessitated the search in the first place.

 

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

 

Weyerhaeuser plans Lowndes expansions

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.

 

Columbus Rep. Smith to run as Republican

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January.

Suspects in Lowndes County capital murder denied bail

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five men accused of capital murder in the May 20 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Lowndes County were denied bail by Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill Wednesday.

 

Woman's body found along road in Steens

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.

 

Labor of love: Car, truck restorer scours Columbus for diamonds in the rough

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

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