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The big move: CVB settles into their new 4,000-square-foot office

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months later than planned, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has finally moved into its new downtown office space.

World War II vet receives replacement purple heart; surprised when other accolades followed

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he recalled the faces of friends he saw killed in combat, tears traced the wrinkles of World War II infantryman Robert Mims' sun-dried cheeks.

 

Local power companies join energy-efficiency push

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local utility companies announced Monday they were joining with the Tennessee Valley Authority to push energy efficiency in the state.

 

 

Arrest reports 4-19-11

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

Starkville's Asian Market provides exotic, foreign groceries

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.

 

Volunteer firefighter dies in crash on way to fire

Posted 4/18/2011 in Area

An 18-year-old volunteer firefighter on his way to a fire died Sunday in Monroe County after his SUV ran off the road and hit a tree.

 

Slow night in Stakville during weekend ride-along

Posted 4/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the midst of Starkville's busy end-of-the-school-year party season, the Starkville Police Department refuses to get caught sleeping.

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

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.

 

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