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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.

Eurocopter GM speaks on success of Columbus operations

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When people think of American Eurocopter, they often think of military aircraft, but the company's Columbus facility manufactures helicopters which are used every day for a wide range of purposes, from law enforcement to corporate, commercial and business use.


CPD officer on leave after shooting

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer has been suspended, following a Sunday morning shooting.


Columbus school district hires additional security, reviews budget status

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recommendation from interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Monday voted to hire an additional security guard for Columbus High School.


US teen births: Miss. has highest rate, NH lowest

Posted 4/10/2012 in National

Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.


Bryant passes law allowing brewing and sale of stronger beer

Posted 4/10/2012 in State

Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.

Wallace granted continuance

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local attorney and former district attorney candidate Steve Wallace has been granted a continuance in Lowndes County Justice Court until July 31.


Columbus to host PRAM conference

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will play host to the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual state conference Thursday and Friday.



Planning Commission approves zoning for two homes

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a rezoning request and a permitted-use request.



Court date set for alleged illegal alligator hunting

Posted 4/10/2012 in Area

Two alleged illegal alligator hunters are scheduled to appear in Rankin County Justice Court on May 1, after being arrested for attempting to take an alligator without a permit on March 23.



Miss. lawmakers prepare to handle redistricting

Posted 4/9/2012 in State

Mississippi lawmakers soon will be asked to vote on new configurations for their own House and Senate districts.



Suicide prevention events to be held Tuesday at MSU

With the sad knowledge more than a thousand college students nationwide commit suicide every year, two Mississippi State University groups are working to raise awareness and provide support.


72nd annual Pilgrimage comes to an end

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two weeks of home tours, carriage rides and other activities, the 72nd annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage came to a close Saturday.


MUW Homecoming begins next week

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is gearing up for homecoming next weekend, celebrating its 128th year of educating women, as the state's first public college for women, and its 30th year of educating men. Campus organizers have planned a jam-packed calendar of events April 20-22, encompassing a wide gamut of interests, ranging from music to sports.


Library features 'Supper with Authors' and more to celebrate National Library Week

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 with several special events.


Lawmakers may OK 40 new specialty tags for motorist's cars

Posted 4/9/2012 in State

ississippi lawmakers are toying with approving almost 40 new specialty car tags in 2012 -- one of the largest such authorizations in recent years.


Church brings Easter story to life

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Christians around the world observe Easter today, the congregation of one local church took time to reflect on not only what it means to be a believer, but also on the way an annual tradition has deepened their spiritual journey.

Farmer's Market draws big crowd for opening day

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You couldn't have ordered a more perfect Saturday to kick off this year's Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Though the morning started off chilly, temperatures warmed quickly, drawing veggie lovers and bargain hunters out in droves to shop and visit with old friends.

MUW construction continues

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan.


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