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Officials get preview of new industrial park sign

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometime in early January, the Golden Triangle Global Industrial Aerospace Park is due to receive 20 feet and 6,000 pounds worth of "welcome."



City votes to reduce size of tourism board

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to reduce the number of members on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to six members and leave it there.



Oktibbeha youth in surgery after accidental shooting

Posted 12/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A 12-year-old Oktibbeha County boy is in surgery this afternoon after he accidentally shot himself in Clayton Village.



Census shows Miss. congressional makeup stays the same

Posted 12/21/2010 in Business

Mississippi neither loses nor gains a congressional seat based on the newly released U.S. Census figures.



Carpenter named interim head of tourism board

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday to name Project Manager Nancy Carpenter its interim executive director.


Columbus student laid to rest with tearful tributes from family, friends

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Doves were released on Monday at Union Cemetery after the funeral of Traveres R. Malone Jr., held at Lee Middle School.

Pants on the ground: Does Columbus need a law to ban sagging pants?

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drooping pants may or may not come up tonight. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem is mulling the possibility of bringing a proper attire ordinance aimed at sagging pants before the city council.


Public hearing tonight on Starkville sidewalk exemptions

Posted 12/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The battle over sidewalks is set to resume tonight in City Hall.



Scene & Seen photos from the CAC's New York, New York Gala and Cotton Crossing

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County



More owners giving up pets in tough economy

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

A south Mississippi animal shelter says the number of pet owners leaving their animals at the facility has increased as more Mississippians lose their jobs or homes amid the sluggish economy.



Look up in the sky tonight: Lunar eclipse a rare occurence

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

We hesitate to ever recommend getting out of bed in the wee hours of a cold winter night to go outside and look up at the sky. But everything we hear and read about the total eclipse of the moon that's going to be visible across all of North America suggests it's going to be one of those celestial events that are worth checking out.



Starkville convenience store robbed for second time in month

Posted 12/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for a man who used a metal pipe to rob the Down the Hatch convenience store this weekend on Russell Street.



Halfway house helps local women break bonds of drug, alcohol addiction

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After prison, all too many women return to their old drug- and alcohol-infused lives. It's easier. And when they're broke and homeless, shunned by employers, they have precious few other options.



Animal welfare bill back for 2011 Legislature

Posted 12/20/2010 in Business

It's not a felony in Mississippi to set a dog on fire or to grind up glass and mix it into a cat's food. Some legislators, including Democratic Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez, have tried for several years to strengthen the state laws against the torture and maiming of dogs and cats, only to see bills pass the Senate and die in the House.


Book remembers Mississippi football's 'backwoods Bear'

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert "Bull" Sullivan has been called the "toughest coach there ever was." The former East Mississippi Junior College football coach was known to line his players up on the edge of a snake- and alligator-infested pond for drills, order them to attend 2 a.m. practice sessions and play their way through aches and pains that would sideline many opponents.

In West Point, beautification under way to lure businesses, visitors

Posted 12/18/2010 in Business

Downtown West Point is only a few blocks from Highway 45 Alternate, but many motorists who pass through the Golden Triangle's northernmost city don't pull off the busy thoroughfare to see local attractions.


Columbus native Ivy named head of national architects' group

Posted 12/18/2010 in Business

On Thursday the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects named Robert Ivy its new CEO. Ivy, who grew up in Columbus and for a time practiced architecture here, is editor and chief of Architectural Record.



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