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MONDAY PROFILE: A sport with kick

Posted 6/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kevin Fitzpatrick trains every day to do something most people spend their whole lives trying to avoid: fighting.

Columbus teen charged with shooting father

Posted 6/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen remains in jail today, charged with shooting his father the day before Father's Day.

 

Columbus, Lowndes County citizens invited to weigh in on plans for parks

Posted 6/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and Neel Schaffer Inc. will hold a public meeting Thursday on the renovations and improvements of neighborhood parks.

 

Juneteenth continues to grow

Posted 6/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual Juneteenth festival continues to grow beyond Columbus city limits, not only attracting out-of-town visitors, but out-of-town vendors.

 

MSU: Consolidation of schools won't bring layoffs

Posted 6/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The combination of schools at Mississippi State University isn't expected to result in any job losses, a university official said Friday.

 

Summer in the South: More than a water slide

Posted 6/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roadside stop offers family fun, chance to beat the heat

Youth summit: Stopping violence starts with students getting involved, panelists say

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area middle school and high school students received a lot of food for thought Thursday during the Stop the Violence Youth Summit. Now they've got some digesting to do.

Citizens weigh pros, cons of bypass

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opinions on a proposed Highway 45 bypass to be constructed by 2020 were largely positive or apathetic Thursday in the early hours of a public hearing on the project.

 

Y schedules Zumba workouts, New Hope park opening

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County YMCA will present a Zumba Master Class from 5:45-7:15 p.m. today, designed for everyone from beginners to seasoned dancers. There will be a $15 fee, profits of which will benefit the YMCA Zumba program.

 

 

Columbus shooting suspect out on bond

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ranzino Ahmad Harris, 22, the man accused of killing Justin Murry, 21, has been out of jail on bond since June 4.

 

 

Youth, adults continue to talk crime prevention

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime prevention remains at the forefront of the community's concern today as the kids speak up and the adults continue to work behind the scenes.

 

 

Columbus Packet changes hands with new owner, editor

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 18 years at the helm of The Columbus Packet newspaper, Roger Larsen is turning the business over to local investors Justin Shelton and Colin Kreiger, he announced in the Packet this morning.

 

City gears up for Juneteenth celebration

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Afro-American Culture Organization will host Columbus' 14th annual Juneteenth celebration this weekend.

Child porn trial continued again

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a Lowndes County man arrested on child pornography charges during an investigation into his missing stepdaughter again has been continued.

MSU wildlife expert: Before oil spill, gulf already tainted

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Gulf of Mexico had chemical problems before the oil spill and will have problems afterward, according to one Mississippi State University professor. But these problems can be solved through better care of inland water.

Summer enrichment program keeps Lowndes students focused

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County children are trying to improve their reading and math skills in a free summer study camp this month.

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was arrested on charges of statutory rape and simple assault of a police officer last week.

Police arrest suspect in Columbus club shooting

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.

 

Columbus City Council won't cover cost of conference

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.

 

 

Columbus Packet changing owners

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.

 

 

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