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Red Cross consolidates Golden Triangle offices

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Red Cross is consolidating its Golden Triangle operations. The national organization is shopping for a building in the West Lowndes area to locate a regional office.

 

Becky Thomas stepping down as Lowndes Red Cross director

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was February 2001. Straight-line winds had devastated downtown Columbus, sending glass, metal and other debris scattered across the streets.

Starkville man dies in accident on Highway 25

A Starkville man died in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday on Highway 25. John B. Bush, 62, was west bound on Longview Road at the intersection of Highway 25 when he failed to yield the right of way and was struck by Jimmy Pannell, 66, of Columbus, at approximately 1 p.m.

Starkville police make arrests in burglaries

A rash of summer burglaries led to three arrests by the Starkville Police Department last week.

 

Still no leads in shooting death of Columbus woman

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators said they had no leads the day after the shooting death of a Columbus woman.

 

 

Arrest Report 6-2-11

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests:

 

 

Monroe coroner: Man found in field died of natural causes

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Hamilton man found dead on Monday died of natural causes, said Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.

 

 

Columbus schools hire firm that lured away Phillips

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District took the next step this week in its search for a new superintendent, voting to hire the same national consultant firm that necessitated the search in the first place.

 

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

 

Weyerhaeuser plans Lowndes expansions

Posted 6/2/2011 in Business

Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.

 

Columbus Rep. Smith to run as Republican

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January.

Suspects in Lowndes County capital murder denied bail

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five men accused of capital murder in the May 20 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Lowndes County were denied bail by Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill Wednesday.

 

Woman's body found along road in Steens

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.

 

Labor of love: Car, truck restorer scours Columbus for diamonds in the rough

Posted 6/2/2011 in Business

At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

Choctaw Coroner: Inmate killed after attacking officer

Posted 6/2/2011 in Area

A Choctaw County fugitive who overpowered an Ackerman police officer and stole her cruiser at gunpoint is dead following a pursuit.

 

 

Three Starkville teens arrested in attempted burglary

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday for attempting to break into the Army Navy Store on Highway 12 in Starkville.

 

 

Aerospace park soars higher with land purchase

Posted 6/2/2011 in Business

In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.

 

 

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