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The Year in Review: Columbus and the Golden Triangle

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All eyes were on City Hall, for good and bad reasons this year, as Columbus city leaders grabbed headlines for a physical altercation. The city of Columbus and Lowndes County also have been waiting with bated breath for plans to be finalized on a downtown park, which started as a simple soccer complex and has evolved into a sprawling Central Park-style gateway into Columbus. And the future remains uncertain for Mississippi University for Women, as a Columbus businesswoman continues her interim presidency of the university indefinitely.

Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.


City, county continue political chess over CVB board appointments

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disagreement between the city and county on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is now official.



Two arrested in Monday armed robbery

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police have arrested a man and are looking for another in connection with an armed robbery just east of Mississippi University for Women.



Drink and ride: Police encourage New Year's Eve drinkers to tap a designated driver

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.


Stabbing suspect taken into custody

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have charged a 25-year-old man with stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the shoulder Wednesday.


Columbus man arrested for assault, kidnapping

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 33-year-old Columbus man has been accused of holding his girlfriend against her will by threatening her with a broken plate.


Sprint Mart on Highway 45 North robbed

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A middle-aged man robbed the Sprint Mart in the Shell gas station at Highway 45 North and Highway 50 in Columbus Wednesday, making off with about $100, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.


Pay of TVA managers frozen until 2013

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.



Grant program offers relief to low-income homebuyers

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Home Corp. is offering a $14,999 grant to low- and middle-income homebuyers with modest credit.


School assistant principal found guilty of DUI

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School Assistant Principal Jill Savely has appealed a guilty conviction on a misdemeanor charge of drunk driving.

Two women stabbed in unrelated incidents

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police today are looking for the suspects in the separate stabbings of two women.

Ceiling caves in at Columbus travel agency

Posted 12/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Roberts Travel Agency's suspended, front-office ceiling collapsed from water damage Monday afternoon, almost burying two employees.

Dealers push for end-of-year sales

Posted 12/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christmas is past, but Americans aren't yet finished buying new toys. In Columbus and around the country, the week immediately following Christmas day is the busiest for new car sales.


Special delivery: Mom gives birth to sixth child in car

Posted 12/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A north Columbus woman gave birth in her parked car early today while on her way to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.


Lucas McTaggart uses his band experience to become tech dynamo

Posted 12/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.

Work, bah humbug: Some area residents work through the holidays

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every time Christmas rolls around, a few, unlucky employees are left to hold down the fort in Columbus. And no, it's not because they were naughty.

Snow greeted most of north and northeast Mississippi Saturday morning

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a white Christmas morning in Columbus and other parts of north and northeast Mississippi.

Kay Gunter Brewer, beloved teacher and coach's wife, dies

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Karl Malone gave his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in August, his former Louisiana high school teacher beamed with pride.


Arrests 12-23-10

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center recorded the following felony arrests



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