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UPDATE: Extensive damage, multiple injuries from tornado in central Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in State

Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and businesses and leaving at least three people critically injured.

Man hit in head with bottle in East Columbus

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with hitting a stranger in the head with a beer bottle while drinking with friends in East Columbus.

 

Columbus schools recognize top teachers, parents

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District celebrated past achievements and laid out plans for future academic success during Thursday night's meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

 

Columbus planners look to dress up city's 'image corridors'

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.

 

 

Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.

Triplett gets 10 years on federal child porn charges

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to reports.

'Marathon runner' Lautzenhiser honored for community service

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club honored the public-spirited Glenn Lautzenhiser at its meeting Thursday, when he was given this year's Book of Golden Deeds award.

 

Man beaten, robbed in home near CAFB

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six men are being sought in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion near Columbus Air Force Base in north Lowndes County.

 

Red Cross' Starkville profile reduced, but office remains

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Red Cross has not left Starkville, but it has moved.

Starkville emergency volunteers raise funds, recruit members

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Service is on a membership drive.

 

Area under tornado watch as line of storms moves through Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.

 

 

Home foreclosures up in Mississippi

Posted 4/14/2011 in State

Lenders took back the property of just over 700 Mississippi homeowners during the third quarter of 2010, a national company that tracks foreclosures reported Thursday.

 

 

Arrest Report 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests this week:

 

Police arrest man in shooting case

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

Graffiti cleanup in downtown Columbus to take weeks

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A weekend graffiti tagger's scrawled handiwork may linger in the downtown area until mid-May when volunteers can clean it up, Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton said Wednesday afternoon.

Agency helps locals apply for federal grants

Posted 4/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The tightening of the federal budget has made the competition for grants more challenging than ever. But the Appalachian Regional Commission isn't about to let counties in its service area miss out due to a lack of knowledge.

 

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