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Barbour: Mississippi to celebrate Freedom Riders

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Plans for Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement have been announced by Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

MUW fire victims remembered in high school ceremony

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two of four teenagers killed a year ago in a fire at a Hoover motel were honored at the high school where they had graduated seven months earlier.

 

 

Ala. hunter dies in fall from deer stand

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Emergency officials say a 36-year-old Madison County man died after falling about 20 feet from a deer stand.

 

 

Bentley sworn in as Ala. governor

Posted 1/17/2011 in Business

Robert Bentley has made the transition from physician and state legislator to Alabama's governor.

 

 

Sunday wreck sends five to Columbus hospital

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday evening car wreck sent five people to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

Columbus man freezes to death in unheated apartment

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man known to panhandle downtown died Friday of hypothermia. Hozzie Hawthorne, 72, was found unresponsive in his apartment at 1515 13th Ave. N. Friday around 1 p.m. after a neighbor called 911 on his behalf.

MONDAY PROFILE: Meet downtown Columbus' big cheeses

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you call, the voice on the other end of the phone may answer, "Cheese shop." But a trip to Le Gourmet offers much more than exotic and gourmet cheeses.

 

Immigration bill dividing Miss. Capitol

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Arizona-style immigration bill is shaping up as one of the most divisive topics of the 2011 Mississippi legislative session, and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour might end up as a moderate voice on the issue.

 

 

Columbus council takes next step to revamp tourism board

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next step in the process of revamping the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board is on tap for Tuesday night.

 

 

Scene & Seen photos from Columbus Arts Council drum circle

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

New eateries tempt palates in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he traveled the country working as a Thai restaurant chef, Lloyd Chanachai was saving his money and collecting recipes. Chanachai, part-owner and chef of Bann Thai on Military Road, is one of several restaurateurs who recently braved the economy and opened an eatery in the Columbus area.

 

Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

 

Lowndes cable bills to see 5 percent increase

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County cable bills will soon rise by 5 percent. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Friday to impose a franchise fee on county cable customers, similar to the fee already imposed on cable customers in Columbus and Caledonia.

 

 

New Hope soccer field renovations in the works

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's board of education is moving forward on the potential renovation of the New Hope soccer field. The field's bleachers are deteriorating from age.

 

 

Shipley's Thompson remembered as sweet, caring person

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Thompson was almost as sweet as the Shipley's donuts he served for 21 years, according to his family and close friends.

 

Post office mural raises questions of racial sensitivity

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 1939. Beulah Bettersworth of New York was in Columbus, taking in the scenery, for inspiration for her next work of art.

 

Former West Point softball coach sues district for sex discrimination

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

The former head coach of girl's softball at West Point High School has sued the school district for alleged sex discrimination.

 

 

Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Area

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.

 

Starkville Aldermen set goals for 2011

Posted 1/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen held its annual planning retreat this weekend and set several new goals for the coming year.

 

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