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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.

 

Lowndes tests new Miss. teacher evaluation tools

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County schools are testing one of three teacher evaluation instruments for the state Department of Education. When one is selected, it will be used as a pilot in select areas of the state to gauge teacher effectiveness.

 

For teachers, it's all about the eval

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Locally, teacher evaluations are used mostly to map out plans for improvement. In districts in other parts of the county, they easily can translate into a teacher losing his or her job.

 

Happy birthday, Tennessee: Columbus marks birth of most famous literary son

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans of Tennessee Williams hit the road Saturday in Columbus, crisscrossing town for a series of birthday events honoring the playwright.

 

To land employment, job seekers must lower expectations, experts say

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.

 

War stories: World War II double ace recounts exploits at CAFB

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After shooting down one of two German fighter planes, World War II double ace Alwin Max Juchheim Jr. ran out of ammo. So, he used his wing to knock off the other plane's fuel tank.

 

Omnova moves on with replacement workers

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Omnova strike, which has dragged on for the better part of a year, could end with the strikers walking away from the company many of them have worked for their entire adult lives.

 

 

Bill targeting uninsured motorists sent to governor

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawmakers are targeting the 28 percent of Mississippi motorists who are uninsured.

 

 

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