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Columbus fugitive found in Memphis

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man charged with an August robbery and kidnapping has been extradited from Memphis, Tenn., to Columbus.

 

Floating museums: Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships docked at local marina

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Columbus sailed 25,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World on a 65-foot ship, accompanied by nearly 30 other sailors. With little space, food stored in the gunnels and livestock kept below, sailors slept on deck and got to know each other very well.

Ready for takeoff: Aurora unveils advanced military drones

Posted 11/23/2010 in Business

When bombs strike international terrorists in years to come, without putting a single U.S. service member in danger, it will be courtesy of Lowndes County.

 

Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.

 

 

Alabama man dies in weekend wreck

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 68-year-old Fayette County, Ala., man died in a head-on collision in Lowndes County late Saturday as he and his daughter were traveling home from a football game.

 

Woman remains hospitalized after shooting

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bullet is still lodged in a Columbus woman's back, after she was shot Friday, while playing cards at her sister-in-law's house.

Roller derby mom: Homemaker turns Packwrecker on the skating floor

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Anne Duclos is your average, everyday 32-year-old housewife. Duclos was born and raised in Starkville. Her husband, Martin, works at Mississippi State University and her three children, Christopher, 9, Audrey, 7, and Benjamin, 4, all attend Starkville public schools.

 

Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Area

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.

 

Roller derby mom: Homemaker turns Packwrecker on the skating floor

Posted 11/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amy Anne Duclos is your average, everyday 32-year-old housewife. Duclos was born and raised in Starkville. Her husband, Martin, works at Mississippi State University and her three children, Christopher, 9, Audrey, 7, and Benjamin, 4, all attend Starkville public schools.

 

Church prepares for free Thanksgiving dinner

Posted 11/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since Michael Jones began working at Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ in 2003, he has been astounded by the number of Starkville residents who have nowhere to go for Thanksgiving dinner. But Thursday, just as it has for the past 10 years, Peter's Rock is providing a free Thanksgiving meal for residents of the Starkville community.

 

Big spenders: Golden Triangle donors give more than $300,000 to candidates for congressional, other races

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.

 

Local taxpayers due unclaimed refunds

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.

 

 

Judge hopefuls ready for Tuesday runoff

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.

 

 

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