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Columbus High School students shine at second Falcon Showcase

Posted 4/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a night to flaunt Columbus High School talent, and senior Trenton Brown, already a showman at age 17, couldn't hide his grin, as he stepped behind the drums to pound out a duet with his older brother, CHS Band Instructor Sammy Brown Jr., during the second annual Falcon Showcase Thursday.

Harper appointed to Tenn-Tom board

Posted 4/13/2012 in Area

Renasant Bank Senior Vice President Bobby Harper recently was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors.


Tax day looms

Posted 4/13/2012 in National

Procrastinators rejoice: You have an extra two days this year to file your 2011 federal income tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day -- a holiday in the District of Columbia -- is Monday, the deadline to file taxes will be Tuesday.


Blackberry Smoke part of Eric Church's stop in Tupelo

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will be bringing their Southern rock n roll to Tupelo tonight as part of Eric Church's "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour

Arrest report 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of 4-9-12

Business Brief: S&K awarded

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

S & K Door and Specialty Co., Inc. of Starkville was honored March 28 by Raynor Garage Doors for superior sales achievement in 2011.

Business Brief: Pilot Partners

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Two locals honored for Pilot Partners.

Business Brief: White graduates

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Firefighter William M. White of the West Point Fire Department graduated April 5 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

Business Briefs: Crawford hired

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

Michelle Crawford of Columbus has been hired as marketing and public relations director at Trinity Place.


Building Permits 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business

For the week of 4-9-12



Marriages and divorces 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Business


4-H urges Mississippians to 'Purple Up' Friday for military kids

Posted 4/12/2012 in Area

In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.


Speaker addresses suicide prevention at MSU

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In September of 2008, 18-year-old high school senior Jason Burnham sat on his bed, listening to his mother pound on his door and thought, "I just don't want to be here anymore." He stood up, walked a few steps across his bedroom and calmly removed the screen on his ninth-story window.


Columbus CVB increases festival grant fund

Posted 4/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a specially called meeting Wednesday, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board added an additional $26,250 to its local grant fund.

Voter ID law not expected by November elections

Posted 4/12/2012 in State

A controversial bill, which would require photo identification in order to vote, passed the state Senate 34-14 Tuesday, but local opponents say the fight is far from over.

Music in the air at Mississippi State

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

April's three free concerts, held by the Mississippi State University music department, make the month a busy one for music lovers.


CMSD hires additional security after bomb threats, fights

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It started with the bomb threats. As the Columbus Municipal School District fought to get a grip on an escalating situation -- six threats within a six-week time span -- school officials learned an awful truth: Two of the nine threats against city and county schools this year were placed by a Columbus High student, from a school bathroom.



Details emerge in Monday shooting by CPD officer

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an early Monday morning shooting by a Columbus Police Department officer in the 1100 block of Wheat Street.


Variance granted for new Hampton

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus developer Mark Castleberry was granted a setback variance for an upcoming hotel project.

Mississippi State's rootin' tootin' melodrama revisits the Old West

Posted 4/11/2012 in Area

Black-hearted gamblers, lily-pure maidens and stalwart heroes leap from the dime novels of the late 1800s to the McComas Hall stage at Mississippi State University April 12-14. The Theatre MSU production of Tim Taggert's "Deadwood Dick or The Game of Gold" begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.


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