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Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Area

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.



Council tackles annexation this week

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annexation talks are back after a taking a break for the past few months. The city council will meet Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex to discuss the possibility of annexing several areas into the city.



Crime numbers rise in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime in Columbus increased 16.9 percent from 2008 to 2009, making it the city with the 11th highest crime rate in the state, according to a recent FBI study.


Monday profile: Meat market owner tastes success

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Long Street in Starkville, Mac's Meat Market serves as a one-stop-shop for passersby and residents of the city's north side.

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 Business

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.



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