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Grilling on the River event offers a sneak peek at summer

Posted 4/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite the mid-April date on the calendar, summer was in full swing at Grilling on the River, Saturday.

A Columbus 'Victorian gem,' slated for demolition

Posted 4/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past several years, the pale green Victorian home on Seventh Street North has deteriorated. Its owners (and neighbors), the congregation at First Baptist Church, have outlived using it as a senior activity center. And the church has a permit to demolish the historic home.

 

How the government shutdown could affect you

Posted 4/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If brinkmanship continues in Washington and the federal government "shuts down" after 12:01 a.m. Saturday, some federal offices in Mississippi will close, some will remain open and some remained uncertain even as the clock ticked down.

 

 

As weather warms up, keep pet safety in mind

Posted 4/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As temperatures rise, so do animal safety violations in the city and county, according to Columbus-Lowndes Animal Control officers.

 

 

Man shot by Columbus police officer in stable condition

Posted 4/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 53-year-old man who was shot by a Columbus police officer late Wednesday is now in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle following surgery.

 

Case against Elbow Room murder suspect headed to grand jury

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Daniel Paul Copple, who is accused of killing two men at the Elbow Room Lounge in February, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Columbus Municipal Court.

 

Columbus Middle School student hides out on bus to New Hope, allegedly for fight

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 14-year-old Columbus Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding in a New Hope Middle School bathroom waiting to fight another student.

 

Caledonia woman charged with stabbing stepfather

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man was in stable condition today after his stepdaughter allegedly stabbed him with a knife Wednesday in an argument over stolen medication.

81-year-old accused in shooting out on bond

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 81-year-old Lowndes County man accused of critically wounding a man during a party Sunday is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.

Competitive cookers gather for Grilling on the River

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not a party without Mother Goose. The local celebrity, craft and food vendors, inflatables and a mini-carnival are the icing on the cake (or the sauce on the ribs, rather) for this year's Grilling on the River event, Friday and Saturday.

 

Police, fire departments hit basketball court to fight cancer

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a classic rivalry, the Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire and Rescue will duke it out on the basketball court Friday to raise money for cancer research.

 

Columbus police officers placed on leave after shooting

Posted 4/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus policemen remained on administrative leave today as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation looked into a Wednesday night shooting involving the officers.

 

MSU schedules forum for gov, lt. gov candidates

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi voters get a look Wednesday night at most of the candidates running this year for governor and lieutenant governor.

 

UPDATE: 87-year-old still missing, days later

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's remained missing Friday afternoon, nearly half a week after he wandered from his son's Columbus home.

Expert: Wild hogs becoming 'serious threat' to Miss. landowners

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most people, the closest they've come to a wild hog is slab of bacon. But that could change if the fast-growing "wild hog problem" isn't controlled in parts of the U.S., including Mississippi, an expert said.

During Pilgrimage, a new 'Tales' tradition

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.

 

Columbus City Council OKs new tourism office

Posted 4/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has cleared its final hurdle -- approval from City Council -- on its way to buying a new downtown office space.

 

 

Bill redrawing Columbus tourism board headed to governor

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Legislation to bump the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau from six to nine members passed the state Senate Monday, clearing the bill for final approval from Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

Redistricting plan draws Lowndes residents' ire

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Solidifying Lowndes County's redistricting plan could be a hard-fought battle, as the plan heads to the Justice Department.

 

 

Lowndes supervisors OK new tourism board office

Posted 4/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved the purchase of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau's new office space at 117 Third St. S., behind the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.

 

 

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