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Foreclosures rising in Lowndes County

Posted 10/16/2010 in Business

Owning a home may be part of the American dream, but that dream is facing hard realities in Columbus and Lowndes County.


Public input wanted on Starkville sidewalk plan

Posted 10/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's transportation committee is calling on the public to give input next week on sidewalks and other accessibility needs in the city.



Northport, Ala., Kentuck Festival showcases elite artists

Posted 10/15/2010 in Area

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala., is annually renowned for its quality and diversity and draws plenty of visitors from the Golden Triangle. The 2010 event Saturday and Sunday will be no exception. On shaded paths meandering through Kentuck Park, neat white tents will house more than 250 invited or juried artists skilled in styles ranging from folk to contemporary art. Many are nationally recognized.



New Habitat for Humanity house nearing completion

Posted 10/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction nearly is complete on the Mississippi State University Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville.



Residents skeptical of plans to clean up old Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Superfund arm of the Environmental Protection Agency has many challenges to overcome as they work to clear contaminants left from a 90-acre wood-treatment site on 14th Avenue North -- the first of which is trust.



1,100 attend, 70 offered jobs at employment expo

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 70 people were offered jobs after last week's Golden Triangle Employment Expo and hundreds more wait to hear back from companies after on-site interviews.


'Anything is attainable:' Matlin energizes MUW students

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Matlin doesn't do anything halfway, including leaving an impression at Mississippi University for Women. The youngest woman ever to win an Academy Award for a leading role was on campus Thursday to meet with students and speak at the 2010 Welty Gala.


Columbus man dies in one-car accident

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Columbus man died Thursday after his truck ran off Highway 45 and rolled in Lowndes County.


And the winner is: The Ole Miss 'Rebel Black Bear'

Posted 10/14/2010 in Business

The new mascot of the University of Mississippi Rebels will be a black bear, officially replacing the goateed Southern gentleman "Colonel Reb" who was banished from the sidelines almost seven years ago. Thursday's unveiling of the "Rebel Black Bear" is the latest move in the school's effort to distance itself from symbols of the old South.

Ghosts and Legends: A tour of local haunts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Do you believe in ghosts? A trip to some of Columbus' most haunted houses and visits from beyond the grave at Friendship Cemetery could be enough to convert the most skeptic nonbelievers.


'Quite a few' interested in city judge opening

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may be without a permanent city judge for a month or more, but there are no shortage of candidates expressing interest.



Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.



Caledonia Day offers fall fun Saturday

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia, 10 miles north of Columbus, will have the welcome mat out Saturday as residents and visitors celebrate the seventh annual Caledonia Day.



Columbus man charged with manslaughter DUI in death of passenger

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after flipping his car on a gravel road in Lowndes County, killing his 25-year-old front-seat passenger.



MSU landscape architecture students take on Tennessee Williams home for project

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University landscape architecture students wandered Columbus on Wednesday, scouting the area for design ideas.



KiOR plant to take more acreage than expected

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR is turning into a bigger deal than expected.



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