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SHOOTING UPDATE: Man who admits killing friend was 'unstable,' loved guns, neighbors say

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man in custody for shooting another man to death was described by neighbors as "unstable" and a gun lover.

Alleged love triangle ends with fatal shooting

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is dead and another is in jail, after a shooting Monday at a Steens house.


Ala. deaths from tree stand falls at all-time high

Posted 1/31/2011 in State

Alabama authorities say the state has recorded its highest number of deaths from hunters falling from tree stands.



Tanker turns over in Wal-Mart parking lot

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tanker trailer broke loose from its cab Sunday morning in the Columbus Wal-Mart parking lot before tipping over and spilling some of its contents.


Man wanted for Columbus burglary arrested

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have apprehended a Steens man suspected of burglary.

MONDAY PROFILE: MUW nursing student wants to reach out to Hispanic patients

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between clinical rotations, an intense course load and testing process, many health care professionals will tell you that a W graduate will be one of the best nurses you can hire. But just completing the nursing course work wasn't good enough for senior Katie Robinson.

OMG! State considers texting ban for all Miss. drivers

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A texting-while-driving ban is working its way through the state Senate and the bill has widespread support, but local police say there are no clear guidelines on enforcement.


Highway 45 merchants, unite

Posted 1/29/2011 in Business

Downtown Columbus gets a lot of love. But the truth is, most people in Columbus shop along Highway 45.


Three arrested in Columbus meth lab bust

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Friday after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab at a home on Warpath Road, police said.


Man rescued from Luxapalila Creek

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was in good condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday night after his boat overturned on Luxapalila Creek earlier in the day and rescuers pulled him from the frigid water.


Search for permanent MUW president remains at standstill

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the state College Board tapped Allegra Brigham as the Mississippi University for Women's interim president in May, the MUW alumnus said she was prepared to stay indefinitely. And it appears she will do just that, as the College Board appears in no rush to find her permanent replacement.

Move to unite Highway 45 businesses gains steam

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bill Gavin's Highway 45 merchant association is moving forward, but both he and the organization will do well to practice patience.


Murder, cowbell assault trials delayed in Oktibbeha

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trial of a Maben woman accused of killing her husband in 2009 has been continued until the next term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. The aggravated assault trial of a Columbus man accused of striking another man in the head with a cowbell during the 2009 Egg Bowl at Mississippi State University was also continued until the next court term.



Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.


Columbus Middle School's Allen named Teacher of the Year

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 38 years, Frances Allen's love for teaching continues to grow. She never fails to seek out and respond to students who need one-on-one help, even if it means cutting into her personal time.

Momentum ramps up for Starkville skate park

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mississippi State University student Tony DiNolfo sped toward a steep wooden ramp Saturday at the Starkville Community Market, he crouched slightly on his skateboard, adjusted his feet and prepared for takeoff.


Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.



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