COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Judo club offers free rape prevention class

Posted 3/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Wakaishu Judo Club is offering free rape prevention classes the first four Mondays in April at the T.V. James Community Center.

 

 

Arrest report 3-31-11

Posted 3/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old and two juveniles who allegedly stole eight weapons from a home Monday have been arrested thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.

 

Columbus Pilgrimage home tours give visitors new perspective

Posted 3/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You're never too old for a field trip -- it just has to be the right kind of trip. That's what the 31 mostly middle- to older-age members of the non-credit antiques class at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., decided.

 

Unity Picnic brings city together Saturday

Posted 3/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith ran for office on a campaign of unity. Saturday, Smith's fourth annual unity picnic at the Columbus Riverwalk, from 4-8 p.m., will offer a reflection of his vision.

 

Local pastor arrested during demonstration on Highway 45

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local pastor was arrested Wednesday afternoon during an anti-abortion demonstration.

 

Columbus company's plan for Ala. quarry meets opposition

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 100 residents opposed to a planned limestone quarry in Franklin County met to develop their case against what they call a threat to their community, possibly involving sacred Indian burial grounds.

 

 

Columbus women charged with defrauding food stamp program

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus women were among four Mississippi residents charged with welfare fraud, the state Department of Human Services said.

 

Catfish Alley hits local newsstands

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new glossy magazine featuring Golden Triangle faces and places hits local retailers, newsstands and mailboxes today.

Mississippi Brawl Stars ready to rumble

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Behind striped knee-highs, short skirts and fish-net pantyhose lie hard-core athletes. And they have the blood, sweat and broken bones to prove it.

Troubles in Japan reach local car dealers' lots

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the coming weeks, car buyers will have difficulty finding the model they want in certain colors, and Toyota, Honda and other companies will lose billions of dollars in revenue.

'Generation Kill' author to speak Thursday at MUW

Posted 3/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Gordy Honors College Forum Series will host Rudy Reyes Thursday at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

Neighborhood watch groups catch on in Columbus

Posted 3/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recent crime has revived an all-but-forgotten institution in Columbus: The neighborhood watch.

 

Your carriage awaits: Man realizes dream of bringing horse-drawn tours to Columbus

Posted 3/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Xavier Fairley, who helps people realize their fairy tale dreams in his new career as a carriage driver, is a bit of a Cinderella story himself.

 

Columbus Spring Pilgrimage schedule of events

Posted 3/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Home and church tours, special events and more during the 71st Spring Pilgrimage.

 

Rain or shine, Columbus Pilgrimage goes on

Posted 3/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers are expecting up to 20,000 people to participate in Columbus' Spring Pilgrimage this year. Events kick off today, with home tours and Blues Around the Block, featuring music and catfish and shrimp po boys, at the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street. And the show will go on, rain or shine.

 

Crawford child care center earns top rating

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hard work and a commitment to quality resulted in a Crawford child care center becoming one of the most highly-rated programs in the area.

 

 

Community Calendar 3-27-11

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Giant Possum Town Yard Sale returns April 16

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Committee announces the 2011 Giant Possum Town Yard Sale to be held Saturday, April 16, from 7 am until noon at the corner of Second Avenue and Second Street North in Columbus.

 

 

Past meets present in Tales from the Crypt

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 21st annual award-winning history project will be presented by Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students during Columbus' annual Spring Pilgrimage March 28-April 9.

 

 

Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court for upcoming ball

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.

 

 

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