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Monday profile: Cooper's love for cars turns into career

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tucked away behind the main storefront of Bob's Paint & Auto Body in Columbus is a shop with a couple of antique cars, one of which is a black 1961 Chevrolet Corvette -- the latest project Tom Cooper and two of his employees have been working on for several months.


West Point begins work on $6 million water system retrofit

Posted 7/15/2013 in Area

West Point officials said improvements to the city's waste water system will put its processing operations on par with Starkville and Columbus.



Councilmen head to MML conference

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the third Tuesday of each month, Columbus councilmen typically hold their recess meeting, but this week they join some 1,800 municipal officials across the state in Biloxi for the annual Mississippi Municipalities League conference.



Caledonia drowning victim identified

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim in Saturday's drowning in Caledonia has been identified. The body of Bernardo Lopez, 30, of Columbus was discovered this morning, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.



Voting Rights ruling alters election dynamic

Posted 7/15/2013 in State



Stonie beats Chestnut for Slugburger title

Posted 7/15/2013 in State


Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' found dead

Posted 7/15/2013 in National

Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said.

Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

Posted 7/15/2013 in National

Thousands of demonstrators from across the country -- chanting, praying and even fighting tears -- protested a jury's decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.


George H.W. Bush to visit White House

Posted 7/15/2013 in National



Man drowns in Caledonia

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man drowned Saturday evening in Caledonia.


Tuitions continue to rise at state's public universities

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

Despite the rising price of college tuition, local universities insist the rewards exceed the cost. The eight public universities across the state of Mississippi will increase tuition rates by an average of 6.4 percent to $6,329 per school year.

Supervisors consider mandatory closing time for nightclubs

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will review a draft of an ordinance that would force nightclubs to close at 1 a.m. if approved during their recess meeting Monday.

Judge throws out Liddell lawsuit

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Chancery Court Judge has ruled to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Columbus Municipal School District by former superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell.

Three arrested for Starkville car wash murder

Posted 7/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three people have been arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the Friday morning shooting death of a Starkville man.


Southern Quality Meats responds to PETA video

Posted 7/13/2013 in State



Mandela situation sparks end-of-life discussions

Posted 7/13/2013 in National



Resignations leave Sturgis without police force

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

Sturgis Mayor Walter Turner said he is hopeful the city will name a new police chief by the end of the month and then begin hiring officers after recent board action and subsequent resignations depleted the town's law enforcement agency.



Clay County establishing economic development district

Posted 7/13/2013 in Area

To date, Clay County has not had an economic development district. That will change Monday when a seven-member Clay County Economic Development District board will hold its first meeting at 9 a.m.



Lowndes School Board considers change in meeting time

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board will consider moving its monthly morning meetings to the afternoon.



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