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Some Omnova strikers finding other jobs to make ends meet

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a flurry of shoppers made the rounds at local retailers for the biggest shopping day of the year, Ed Clemons sat outside Omnova, battling the cold with a small propane heater.

Grant program provides new homes for sisters

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 15 years on the waiting list for a new house, two Columbus sisters received free southside homes.

 

Man stabbed outside Columbus nightclub

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old Columbus man was stabbed early today while talking to a woman outside a local night spot, according to police.

 

 

Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.

 

 

Council tackles annexation this week

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annexation talks are back after a taking a break for the past few months. The city council will meet Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex to discuss the possibility of annexing several areas into the city.

 

 

Crime numbers rise in Columbus, Starkville

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime in Columbus increased 16.9 percent from 2008 to 2009, making it the city with the 11th highest crime rate in the state, according to a recent FBI study.

 

Monday profile: Meat market owner tastes success

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Long Street in Starkville, Mac's Meat Market serves as a one-stop-shop for passersby and residents of the city's north side.

For many locals, fresh Christmas trees make the cut

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In anticipation of Christmas Day, families across the country will continue the evergreen tradition, decorating with live trees. And area residents have no shortage of places to find the centerpiece of their holiday decor.

 

Getting divorced? Stay off Facebook

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Facebook is reuniting long-lost friends, but it's also being used to rekindle old flames. The good news for divorce lawyers is that many of those old flames are married.

 

Karriem angles for Seventh Avenue improvements

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whether it's a signature festival or neighborhood improvements, Seventh Avenue knows how to stretch a dollar.

 

Judges hand down Lowndes County circuit court sentences

Posted 11/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following sentences were handed down in the November term of Lowndes County Circuit Court:

 

Back in black: Shoppers brave holiday crowds

Posted 11/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gun-wielding man scattered Walmart shoppers early this morning in Columbus, a raucous start to a Black Friday that saw bargain-hunters braving rain and frigid weather to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys.

Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

Retailers ready for Black Friday's early birds

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The early bird will catch the early 40-inch flat screen LCD television this Friday. Black Friday deals abound as Columbus retailers open early in the a.m. in hopes of taking advantage of a slowly improving economy.

 

Nunnelee, back from Washington, ready to 'repeal Obamacare,' cut spending

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep.-elect Alan Nunnelee is finished with freshman orientation and home for Thanksgiving break.

 

 

Circuit judge candidates expected meager turnout

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.

 

 

Coleman defeats Porter in circuit judge runoff

Posted 11/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point attorney Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter to win a new judgeship in the 16th Circuit District in a runoff election Tuesday night.

 

Ready for takeoff: Aurora unveils advanced military drones

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When bombs strike international terrorists in years to come, without putting a single U.S. service member in danger, it will be courtesy of Lowndes County.

 

Columbus fugitive found in Memphis

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man charged with an August robbery and kidnapping has been extradited from Memphis, Tenn., to Columbus.

 

Floating museums: Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships docked at local marina

Posted 11/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christopher Columbus sailed 25,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World on a 65-foot ship, accompanied by nearly 30 other sailors. With little space, food stored in the gunnels and livestock kept below, sailors slept on deck and got to know each other very well.

 

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