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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.

 

One dead in Miss. after severe storm

Posted 4/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six Columbus and Lowndes County families were evacuated from their homes Monday as a severe storm front swept across the state, causing power outages, damage and a death in Copiah County.

 

Man shot at Caledonia house party; 81-year-old arrested

Posted 4/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What started as a friendly gathering Sunday ended with a shooting, when a house guest turned to gunfire.

 

 

Public redistricting hearing set for Monday

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The issue that's heated the supervisors' boardroom for the past weeks goes to the public on Monday. Though public interest in the plan seems to be limited, there are some groups planning to attend the meeting, in objection to the redistricting plan.

 

 

Condition of man involved in motorcycle wreck upgraded

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 28-year-old man who was critically injured in a motorcycle wreck Thursday was upgraded to "fair" condition Saturday in Jackson.

 

Community comes together for unity picnic

Posted 4/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sitting on the grass in the shade at the annual unity picnic Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk, Mattie Walls said things couldn't be much better.

United Way celebrates Lowndes fundraisers, volunteers

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As William Corder passed the torch to a new United Way of Lowndes County president Thursday, he reminded contributors how far-reaching their gifts are.

Commander who inherited notorious Iraq prison recounts cleanup

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Col. Robert Thomas arrived at the Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, he said it was like stepping into a scene from the war movie "Apocalypse Now."

 

New appraisal paves way for tourism board to buy office space

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has received a second appraisal for its new downtown office building, paving the way for city and county approval.

 

Man hit, dragged under car after crashing motorcycle

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 28-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured in a wreck Thursday when he was accidentally run over and dragged down Main Street.

 

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