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Columbus student laid to rest with tearful tributes from family, friends

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Doves were released on Monday at Union Cemetery after the funeral of Traveres R. Malone Jr., held at Lee Middle School.

Pants on the ground: Does Columbus need a law to ban sagging pants?

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drooping pants may or may not come up tonight. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem is mulling the possibility of bringing a proper attire ordinance aimed at sagging pants before the city council.


Public hearing tonight on Starkville sidewalk exemptions

Posted 12/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The battle over sidewalks is set to resume tonight in City Hall.



Scene & Seen photos from the CAC's New York, New York Gala and Cotton Crossing

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County



More owners giving up pets in tough economy

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

A south Mississippi animal shelter says the number of pet owners leaving their animals at the facility has increased as more Mississippians lose their jobs or homes amid the sluggish economy.



Look up in the sky tonight: Lunar eclipse a rare occurence

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

We hesitate to ever recommend getting out of bed in the wee hours of a cold winter night to go outside and look up at the sky. But everything we hear and read about the total eclipse of the moon that's going to be visible across all of North America suggests it's going to be one of those celestial events that are worth checking out.



Starkville convenience store robbed for second time in month

Posted 12/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for a man who used a metal pipe to rob the Down the Hatch convenience store this weekend on Russell Street.



Halfway house helps local women break bonds of drug, alcohol addiction

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After prison, all too many women return to their old drug- and alcohol-infused lives. It's easier. And when they're broke and homeless, shunned by employers, they have precious few other options.



Animal welfare bill back for 2011 Legislature

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

It's not a felony in Mississippi to set a dog on fire or to grind up glass and mix it into a cat's food. Some legislators, including Democratic Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez, have tried for several years to strengthen the state laws against the torture and maiming of dogs and cats, only to see bills pass the Senate and die in the House.


Book remembers Mississippi football's 'backwoods Bear'

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert "Bull" Sullivan has been called the "toughest coach there ever was." The former East Mississippi Junior College football coach was known to line his players up on the edge of a snake- and alligator-infested pond for drills, order them to attend 2 a.m. practice sessions and play their way through aches and pains that would sideline many opponents.

In West Point, beautification under way to lure businesses, visitors

Posted 12/18/2010 in Area

Downtown West Point is only a few blocks from Highway 45 Alternate, but many motorists who pass through the Golden Triangle's northernmost city don't pull off the busy thoroughfare to see local attractions.


Columbus native Ivy named head of national architects' group

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Thursday the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects named Robert Ivy its new CEO. Ivy, who grew up in Columbus and for a time practiced architecture here, is editor and chief of Architectural Record.



Disaster aid available for Starkville tornado victims

Posted 12/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Victims of the Nov. 29 tornado in Starkville have until Feb. 7 to apply for disaster recovery loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, but the Administration's local Disaster Loan Outreach Center only will be open for two more days.


Going postal on Christmas: Internet sales spur deluge of packages

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Millions of boxes are flying and rolling around the country as online sales rule the holiday season.


Panel: Shrink Columbus tourism board to six members

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors may shrink from eight members to six before inflating to nine.


Developers could benefit from revival of low-interest loan program for Main Street

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus Inc. and developers are pushing to revive a long-dead low-interest loan program that helped spruce up downtown buildings.


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