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For many locals, fresh Christmas trees make the cut

Posted 11/27/2010 in Business

In anticipation of Christmas Day, families across the country will continue the evergreen tradition, decorating with live trees. And area residents have no shortage of places to find the centerpiece of their holiday decor.


Getting divorced? Stay off Facebook

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Facebook is reuniting long-lost friends, but it's also being used to rekindle old flames. The good news for divorce lawyers is that many of those old flames are married.


Karriem angles for Seventh Avenue improvements

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whether it's a signature festival or neighborhood improvements, Seventh Avenue knows how to stretch a dollar.


West Point Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Dec. 12

Posted 11/27/2010 in Area

West Point's Main Street Association has added a new event this year to kick off the city's Christmas season.



Judges hand down Lowndes County circuit court sentences

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following sentences were handed down in the November term of Lowndes County Circuit Court:



Huge crowds hit Ala. stores despite rain, game

Posted 11/26/2010 in Area

Heavy rains and a big college football game didn't stop crowds from turning out for shopping deals on the day after Thanksgiving, with some people even camping outside stores early Friday waiting for the bargains to begin.



Years later, Miss. still without civil rights museum

Posted 11/26/2010 in Business

Mississippi bred some of the worst violence of the civil rights era, yet nearly a half-century after a barrage of atrocities pricked the conscience of the nation, it's one of the few civil rights battleground states with no museum to commemorate the era.


Back in black: Shoppers brave holiday crowds

Posted 11/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gun-wielding man scattered Walmart shoppers early this morning in Columbus, a raucous start to a Black Friday that saw bargain-hunters braving rain and frigid weather to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys.


Sixteenth Section Road bridge closure planned

Posted 11/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bridge on Sixteenth Section Road will be closed for at least a portion of next week as construction crews extend the structure and stabilize it in the wake of recent erosion problems.


Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

Retailers ready for Black Friday's early birds

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The early bird will catch the early 40-inch flat screen LCD television this Friday. Black Friday deals abound as Columbus retailers open early in the a.m. in hopes of taking advantage of a slowly improving economy.


Nunnelee, back from Washington, ready to 'repeal Obamacare,' cut spending

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep.-elect Alan Nunnelee is finished with freshman orientation and home for Thanksgiving break.



Starkville aldermen move forward with CottonMill financing

Posted 11/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday took several steps to secure financing for infrastructure improvements necessary around the proposed CottonMill Marketplace retail project.



Clay County to update flood maps

Posted 11/24/2010 in Area

Clay County is in the process of updating its federal flood insurance rate maps and has until May to complete the task.



Circuit judge candidates expected meager turnout

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.



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