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Girl airlifted after hit-and-run

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to the UAB Health System in Birmingham in serious condition from the scene of a hit-and-run wreck in Columbus late Saturday.

 

 

Clarion Ledger: Beatles to baseball, Starkville man collects it all (link)

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

For 14 years, no electricity, water

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Shelton moved into the small, one-story house across from Columbus' I.C. Cousins community center in 1996. He hasn't had running water or electricity for the past 14 years.

 

Stores report more activity on tax holiday

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Revenue held its second Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday to midnight on Saturday, shoppers were able to purchase select clothing and footwear up to $100 per article without having to pay the state's 7-percent sales tax.

 

 

Columbus teachers move into new classrooms

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but there's already movement in the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

 

Police seek link between masked robberies

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in the Columbus area are investigating a possible pattern of recent robberies by masked gunmen.

 

 

Local gas station owners bolt from BP as others call for rebranding

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.

 

 

Son takes father's place on Lowndes school board

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The son of the late John Clark has been chosen to fill his father's vacant seat on the Lowndes County School District Board of Education.

 

Businesses set the pace for United Way

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers of the United Way of Lowndes County kicked off an annual corporate fundraising campaign Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.

 

Clay County cold-case murder trial continued to Jan. 19

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Rupert's trial for the charge of murder was continued to Jan. 19, for the purpose of hearing remaining pretrial motions.

 

 

Arrest report 7-29-2010

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrest report

 

Retailers 'pumped' about tax holiday

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area retailers are getting ready for Mississippi's second annual tax-free shopping weekend.

Local murder suspects face court dates

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspected killer will face his preliminary hearing Aug. 5 in Columbus Municipal Court.

Col. Barre Seguin takes charge of CAFB in ceremony steeped in tradition

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Command of the 14th Flying Training Wing passed from one colonel to another on Wednesday during a ceremony rooted in military tradition.

Jones: Parole board's work releasing inmates touchy, but essential

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parole board is a touchy subject. In each decision to release a convicted criminal into the outside world, there will inevitably be supporters and dissenters.

Trivial Pursuit pays off on 'Jeopardy' for MUW professor

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Alex Trebek revealed "College Towns" as a category this week on "Jeopardy," contestant Nora Corrigan of Columbus was pretty pleased. That, and other topics, helped the Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of English finish in first place on Tuesday, with more than $27,000 in winnings.

Zaxby's coming to Columbus

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another restaurant is setting up shop in Columbus.

 

Former New Hope coach, principal make case for jobs

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arguments and testimony were heard Tuesday in the due process hearing of former Lowndes County School District employees Lynn Wright and Stacy Hester.

 

Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.

 

Columbus woman wins $27,201, advances on 'Jeopardy'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A professor at Mississippi University for Women advanced on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" today, winning $27,201 on the popular syndicated television show.

 

 

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