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Details sketchy in car explosion

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman and teen were burned Saturday morning when the car they were driving "exploded." Kimberly Diane Watkins, 40, and Taylor Nicole Watkins, 16, both of Jess Lyons Road in Lowndes County, were driving down Military Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. when the car exploded, according to Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright.

War of the roses: This Valentine's Day, flower shops fight to stay competitive despite higher costs

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may cost a little more this year to say it with flowers. Florists expect to pay more for roses this time of year; growers hold back a portion of their fields to meet the demands of Valentine's Day. But this year's costs have been driven up even more, due to rising fuel costs and a rainy growing season.

 

Man charged with raping woman in Columbus home

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is charged with raping a woman Thursday night while armed with a pistol.

 

A snow day for working parents, too

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.

 

Columbus City Council vote resolves CVB board dispute

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plight of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appears to be over. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a new CVB ordinance Wednesday night during a special called meeting.

 

Latest round of snow comes, goes with few problems

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.

 

Officials: School bus drivers undergo rigorous training

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.

 

 

Arrest report 2-10-11

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Franklin Academy postpones birthday celebration

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Due to school closures today, Franklin Academy has postponed its 190th birthday celebration until Friday.

 

Snow, hard freeze lock up activity in Golden Triangle

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle schools and businesses ground to a halt again today as up to four inches of snow blanketed the area late Wednesday and early this morning, followed by a hard freeze that coated some roads and bridges with patches of ice.

North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.

 

City leaders weigh options after planner resigns

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following the Thursday resignation of former city planner Patricia Southerland, city officials are in no rush to find a replacement.

 

 

Council to talk tourism at special meeting tonight

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city council will have its turn to discuss a new take on the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau ordinance tonight.

 

West Lowndes student, deft at 'karate,' wins spelling bee

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Alexia Morton, the past two years in countywide spelling bees were practice rounds. Tuesday, she took home the top prize, as the winner of the 2011 Columbus-Lowndes County Spelling Bee.

 

Columbus mayor, Lowndes supes president forge new tourism ordinance

Posted 2/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The gridlock between the city and county that's been choking the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau may be loosening.

 

190 years and counting: Franklin Academy celebrates anniversary Thursday

Posted 2/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How does the oldest public school in the state celebrate 190 years of educating children? With birthday cake.

 

More frightful winter weather in forecast

Posted 2/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After enduring slushy roads and icy bridges last week, the Golden Triangle is likely in for another winter storm Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 

 

Men hunting beavers rescued from Tenn-Tom

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A boating accident sent five men into the Tenn-Tom Waterway for more than an hour Saturday.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Post Office's Pope delivers on friendliness

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Donald Pope started working for the U.S. Postal Service 14 years ago, he thought it would be an easy, relaxing job. "I thought, 'Selling stamps and money orders -- I can do that all day, no problem,'" said Pope, who is known simply as DP. But Pope is used to work.

 

Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.

 

 

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