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Basketball tournament raises money for for the Family Readiness Group fund

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The hoops squad from the Battery A Second of the 114th Strike National Guard unit in Columbus may have lost its first game handily Saturday, but they'll win in the end.


Lowndes needs 20 new tornado sirens, official says

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsly came to Friday's Board of Supervisors meeting armed with maps and bad news: According to his estimates, the county needs 20 new tornado sirens, but funds will not be available from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency as supervisors had previously hoped.



Election Profiles: District 16 District Attorney

Posted 7/16/2011 in Area

The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.


Third suspect apprehended for Columbus murder

Posted 7/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third suspect in a Monday murder is in jail and a fourth suspect is sought. Cortez Williams, 26, of 515 18th St. N., was discovered hiding at 716 19th St. S. Friday afternoon.

Local CD release offers an evening of 'Sweet Music'

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sweet sounds will be coming from the Omnova Theatre in the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus July 22. Dana Clark and Michele Clark will perform at 7 p.m. in a release concert for their newly-recorded collection of original songs, "Sweet Music."

Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.

Where's the bacon? In cocktails, cookies and coffee

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The only thing rising faster than the price of bacon may be its overwhelming popularity.


MUW Alumni Association announces new board

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Alumni Association of Mississippi University for Women announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the university with the first meeting of the unified alumni organization.



Rollover sends teen to hospital

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old girl was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with moderate injuries after her sports utility vehicle left Caledonia-Steens Road and rolled over Wednesday afternoon near Caledonia.


Two Columbus men arrested for Monday murder

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged two men Thursday night with the murder of a 35-year-old College Street resident earlier this week. Police are still looking for a third suspect and possibly others.

Lowndes port preps for Kior, looks to expand

Posted 7/15/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Port Authority continues to make preparations for the Kior biofuels plant, currently under construction.


Airport looks to enhance its West connections

Posted 7/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is losing its Memphis connection, a $1 million grant could help it secure a contract with another airline, to enhance its West-bound connections.


Family escapes blaze as firefighters battle third fire in past week

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four adults and three children escaped a burning mobile home Wednesday night on Blackjack Road.


Building Permits 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Building permits July 5-13



Marriages and divorces 7-14-11

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12



Peter Imes: AT&T, T-Mobile merger has potential to bridge the digital divide in state

Posted 7/14/2011 in Business

A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.



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