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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.

 

Officials: Rain may keep the voters away

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.

 

 

Alabama man dies in weekend wreck

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 68-year-old Fayette County, Ala., man died in a head-on collision in Lowndes County late Saturday as he and his daughter were traveling home from a football game.

 

Woman remains hospitalized after shooting

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bullet is still lodged in a Columbus woman's back, after she was shot Friday, while playing cards at her sister-in-law's house.

Roller derby mom: Homemaker turns Packwrecker on the skating floor

Posted 11/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Anne Duclos is your average, everyday 32-year-old housewife. Duclos was born and raised in Starkville. Her husband, Martin, works at Mississippi State University and her three children, Christopher, 9, Audrey, 7, and Benjamin, 4, all attend Starkville public schools.

Big spenders: Golden Triangle donors give more than $300,000 to candidates for congressional, other races

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.

 

Local taxpayers due unclaimed refunds

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.

 

 

Judge hopefuls ready for Tuesday runoff

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.

 

 

Man smashes window in officer's face

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces felony charges of assaulting a police officer by smashing a window in his face.

 

 

Woman shot in Drive-By

Posted 11/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was shot in the back Friday night in south Columbus.

 

 

Columbus Light & Water avoids costly state-mandated upgrade

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state has given Columbus Light & Water permission to forego $15 million in facility upgrades that would have increased the city's sludge output.

 

 

Travel smart this holiday with these useful tips, links

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Thanksgiving holiday is the heaviest traveled holiday each year, according to the American Automobile Association. Some need-to-know info to help you on the road and in the air:

 

Around the Golden Triangle, a bounty of thanks, charity

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks aren't the only thing that will be given on Thursday. Multiple groups and churches will offer free meals. Several will deliver. And all will try to find a place for eager volunteers.

 

Crowded Thanksgiving travel days ahead, despite higher gas prices, air fare

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holiday travel, like the economy, is picking up this year, which could mean more traffic and longer waits at some airports for Thanksgiving travelers.

 

 

Columbus Boys and Girls Club focuses on helping kids graduate

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Kiwanis Club is reaching out to the Columbus Boys and Girls Club, in light of its international organization partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Wednesday, Columbus Boys and Girls director Steve Moody talked to Kiwanians at the Country Club about the youth center's offerings.

 

Hundreds of Lowndes teachers brought together for thank-you program

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of teachers left the Mississippi University for Women campus rejuvenated Wednesday afternoon, after the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link's Educators are Essential program.

 

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