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Monday profile: The double life of Tamaka Jones

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tamaka Jones has two personas. During the day, she is a businesswoman. A native and current resident of Columbus, Tamaka owns and manages a thriving beauty shop called Salon 220.


Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Area

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.


Spring storm destroys entire family in Alabama

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

The home Willard Hollon had shared with his son and granddaughters is gone now, as is the one where his daughter lived, both twisted from their foundations by a tornado and tossed into the woods nearby.


One dead in Miss. after suspected tornadoes hit state

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

The severe weather that hit Mississippi on Friday killed a person in Greene County, state emergency officials said Saturday.


Civic pride on display in Columbus' annual Clean Sweep

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteers showed their civic pride Saturday when they "sweeped" Columbus clean through various service projects throughout the city.

Fishing club lures Palmer Home children to love of hobby

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he demonstrated the fine art of casting Saturday, fly fisher Mel Waxham described his passion for what he called his "full-time hobby."

Pain at gas pump could ease over summer

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.


State's corn planted early, looking good

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

Crop producers have been busy planting corn, and while those in drier areas are nearly finished, those in wetter areas are trying to catch up.


Splintered alumni groups vote to reunite at The W

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bringing an end to a bitter four-year conflict, the Mississippi University for Women's estranged alumni organization agreed Saturday to merge with the official alumni association.


Fines, but no charges, in Starkville dog attack

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The owners of four dogs involved in a fatal attack on a poodle face fines but no criminal charges.


Starkville woman accused of lying about stolen items

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman was arrested Thursday for attempting insurance fraud.


School of Arts announces auditions

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) will be holding additional auditions for both Dance and Visual Arts only May 26. Applications are due no later than May 13.


Plans in high gear for Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.


Ala. woman loses eye in high-heel shoe attack

Posted 4/16/2011 in State

Authorities say a 19-year-old Alabama woman is expected to lose one of her eyes after she was attacked with a high-heel shoe.



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