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Natural childbirth organization one of eleven groups receiving grants

After her sister was unhappy with her cesarean section birth, Alison Doyle, who was expecting four months later, decided she would attend a few childbirth education classes before it came time for her to deliver.


A promise kept: Columbus native returns home to honor parents

Posted 6/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first time Joe LaNier II left Columbus, he was 17. There weren't many options for the young black man deep in the heart of the 1940s South. His mother was dead, his father was out of work, his little sisters were hungry and he had just been fired from his job as a dishwasher because he'd asked for a raise from $3.50 to $5 a week.

Liddell to propose 'early release Wednesdays'

Posted 6/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Martha Liddell will preside Monday night over her first school board meeting since being selected as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. She plans to update the board on details of her "Believe and Achieve" strategic plan, which she unveiled during her interview last month.


Caledonia outlines municipal complex plans

Posted 6/9/2012 in Area

It may not be the Taj Mahal, but Caledonia aldermen believe the new municipal complex they're planning will be a welcome improvement for the community.



Drug testing considered for Lowndes County Schools

Posted 6/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randomly drug testing students is preventative, not punitive, Jerome Nettles, of Advanced Screening Solutions, said Friday, asking the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees to consider on-site drug testing at schools.


Judge Kitchens frustrated with state sentencing laws

Posted 6/9/2012 in Area

16th District Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens says state laws creating leniency on time served for convicted criminals is undermining the justice system.

Southside preservation district is history for now

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed ordinance to protect and preserve the historic integrity of Southside has been scuttled due to a lack of funds.

Columbus drug dealers indicted in federal court

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two high-level Columbus drug dealers have been indicted on federal drug charges. Antonio Brooks, 25, of 396 Swedenburg Circle and Steven Douglas Jennings, 41, of 163 Swedenburg Circle, have been indicted on two counts each of intent to sell or distribute narcotics and one count each of aiding and abetting.


Armed robbers steal $12K in home invasion

Posted 6/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of an occupied trailer in northern Lowndes County.


Sex offender captured after chase

Posted 6/8/2012 in Area

After eluding authorities in Pickens County, Ala., a Columbus man is behind bars, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.


Miss. hosts NYC picnic, sends blues to Chicago

Posted 6/8/2012 in State

Mississippi is exporting some of its southern-fried culture to the folks up North this weekend.


Starkville church daycare provider charged with child abuse

A Starkville church daycare provider has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, Starkville Police confirmed Wednesday.


Building permits 6-7-12

Posted 6/7/2012 in Business



Marriages and divorces 6-7-12

Posted 6/7/2012 in Business



Lowndes County schools discuss drug testing and security

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.



Nothing foggy about mosquito control

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.



Columbus and Lowndes renew Metro drug unit

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.



Spain House fate remains in limbo

Posted 6/7/2012 in Area

Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.



Thousands of ducks to float the Tombigbee River Saturday

Posted 6/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.



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