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Former murder suspect Talley sentenced for burglary

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former suspect in a high-profile murder was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

 

DynCorp keeps CAFB contract through March

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 500 contracting jobs at the Columbus Air Force Base are safe, at least for the moment. According to a CAFB press release, the CAFB has extended its contract with DynCorp until March 31, 2013.

 

City will pay taxes on Catfish Alley lot

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it was believed to have been a done deal, a parking lot agreement between the City of Columbus and a private citizen has been redrawn.

Life-long AIDS patient speaks at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than 20 years, Hydeia Broadbent has been telling her story of living with AIDS. Broadbent, 28, has been traveling the country since she was six years old, helping educate people about what it means to live with HIV.

Rape suspect commits suicide on eve of trial

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of statutory rape committed suicide one day before his trial was set to begin.

Role of teachers in student success emphasized during Link event at MUW

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 800 teachers attended the third annual "Educators are Essential" program Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.

Columbus man sentenced to life for murder of ex-girlfriend

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the capital murder of his estranged girlfriend in 2010.

Flying high: GTRA is busier than ever

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As new economic development continues to fill the once-empty acreage at Golden Triangle Regional Aerospace Industrial Park, the adjacent Golden Triangle Regional Airport is seeing a spillover effect, with more passengers than ever.

 

Hunt Museum ready for Thursday grand opening

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.

 

Columbus man to enter plea on murder charge

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man charged with capital murder is scheduled to enter a plea today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Mayor salutes seniors with Thanksgiving luncheon

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the seventh consecutive year, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith hopes to brighten the holidays for an often overlooked segment of the community -- its senior citizens.

Hospital staff makes wreaths to benefit charity

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Surgeons traded scalpels for glue guns. Paramedics traded bandages for bows. And Wednesday, the public will get the chance to see the results as Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle hosts a brand-new fundraiser designed to foster Christmas spirit for a good cause.

Veterans parade stirs memories of heroism, sacrifice

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The strong voice of a soldier carried through the air as hundreds of men and women in uniform marched down the streets of Columbus on Saturday. Aging men who fought in Vietnam marched shoulder to shoulder with the fresh-faced men and women who deployed to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq.

City gets nod from DOJ on redistricting

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Watson, of the Bridge and Watson consulting firm, received a letter from the Department of Justice on Nov. 1 stating the Columbus council's plan for redistricting had been given pre-clearance approval.

Monday profile: Dale's passion evident as director of Boys and Girls Club

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is late afternoon when Nadia Dale rushes into the room like a force of nature and plops down with an exhausted sigh for what is likely her first break of the day.

Peanut truck overturns

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cargo of peanuts were strewn along Highway 82 after an 18-wheeler overturned on Sunday afternoon near the Military Road exit.

10 years later: Survivors haven't forgotten tornado's fury

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.

 

State casts withering look at West Lowndes High

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.

 

 

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