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Profile: Columbus native Hill is pleased with return

Posted 7/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After an 18-year absence, Allison Phillips Hill, 39, didn't realize how much she missed Columbus until she returned.

 

Monroe County man dies in wreck near CAFB

Posted 7/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Monroe County man is among four fatalities in the state over the three-day Fourth of July weekend.

 

 

Alleged Columbus shoe store robber nabbed in Nevada

Posted 7/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Nevada man suspected of robbing Burlington Shoes in Columbus Thursday was apprehended Monday thanks to his own lapse in judgment.

 

Summer in the South: Where river rats make a splash (VIDEO)

Posted 7/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's an oasis on a sweltering day. With a dearth of water-based options in the Golden Triangle, it's no wonder people flock to the Buttahatchie River to play on the rope swings at the Lawrence Bridge.

Celebrating the Fourth

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fireworks may be illegal in the Golden Triangle's three hub cities, but business was still booming Saturday at local fireworks stands as the July 4 holiday approached.

Program's grads go to D.C.

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout the year, the Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County implements and completes a variety of not-for-profit tasks and events for individuals in and around Oktibbeha County. One of the most rewarding is the Academic Booster Club Tutoring Program that is held every third Saturday of each month.

 

Schools fight slim budgets

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout the state, school districts are faced with cutting areas they never have in the past. And one thing is clear as school leaders struggle to preserve the classroom: Nothing is sacred.

 

Blues festival a celebration

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crowds of all ages Saturday celebrated good food, music and community at the third annual Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival.

 

New guidelines to control LED signs

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials hope to present new guidelines governing the quality of LED electronic signs in the city, within a 60-day moratorium period on such signs passed by the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Fourth of July closings

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holiday closings

 

 

Alleged drunk driver kills motorcyclist

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was killed Thursday evening when a drunk driver struck his motorcycle on Highway 45 North, police said.

 

 

Man who robbed shoe store identified by declined check

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Nevada man is being sought for an armed robbery at Burlington Shoes in Columbus.

 

 

Columbus High names new football coach

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School didn't look far to find its next head football coach.

 

 

Tobacco store burglarized

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus smoke shop was vandalized and burglarized early this morning.

 

Oktibbeha Red Cross director quits amid statewide restructuring

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mood was somber Thursday at the Oktibbeha County chapter of the American Red Cross.

The fossil hunter: Area man spends time hunting rocks, other odd items (VIDEO)

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not exactly clear where the treasure was found. All Joe Nowell knows is that it's his now.

 

4-County names Parra interim general manager

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Electric Power Association Board of Directors has appointed Dale Parra as the cooperative's interim general manager.

 

 

Man wanted in Macon shooting found dead in Starkville home

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville man wanted for a shooting in Macon Tuesday night was found dead in the home of his estranged wife Wednesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

 

OPERATION STREET HEAT: Joint effort leads to 27 arrests, with most during Wednesday sweep

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies joined forces to arrest 27 suspected drug offenders in Columbus and Lowndes County.

 

County OKs mapping software, roof repairs

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Wednesday voted to spend $9,000 to update Geographical Information System mapping for new software the supervisors and Columbus City Council earlier voted to purchase for Lowndes County and Columbus E911 operations

 

 

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