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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.

 

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.

 

 

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