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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.

Delta retires turboprops, ending era at GTRA

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last Saab 340 flew gently into that sweet good night Thursday at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, marking the final flight before retirement for the propeller-driven airliner.

 

Columbus man arrested after early morning police chase

Posted 4/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 22-year-old man was arrested early today after he wrecked his car while trying to outrun a Columbus police officer.

 

 

Ownership of military housing units changes hands

Posted 3/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A total of over 8,000 homes on military installations around the U.S., including on Columbus Air Force Base, have changed owners.

 

 

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.

 

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