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.
For Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, an ounce of crime prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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.
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.
It was February 2001. Straight-line winds had devastated downtown Columbus, sending glass, metal and other debris scattered across the streets.
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.
A rash of summer burglaries led to three arrests by the Starkville Police Department last week.
Lowndes County investigators said they had no leads the day after the shooting death of a Columbus woman.
Lowndes County law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests:
A Hamilton man found dead on Monday died of natural causes, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.
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.
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 Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.
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.
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.
A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.
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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