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'We rescued 18 people, 10 dogs and four cats': Local first responders, utility workers recount hurricane aid efforts

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

From rescuing residents and pets from flooded homes to restoring electrical power for thousands of people, the Golden Triangle lent a hand to hurricane victims.


Hospital lends warmth to humane society

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Comer had an idea a while back and she knew just who to take it to.


Slimantics: MSU's latest success looks familiar

Posted 9/17/2017 in Local Columns

This is beginning to look familiar, isn't it? The Mississippi State football team flipped the script again against LSU and suddenly a team nobody thought very much of seems to have no limitations.


Vietnam: Four veterans, four stories

Posted 9/16/2017 in Area

No two stories are the same.


Expanded Bulldog Bash begins this afternoon

Posted 9/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 18th annual Bulldog Bash, billed as the state's largest free outdoor concert, returns to its downtown roots with an expanded schedule that kicks off this afternoon.


Slimantics: Much more than an encyclopedia

Posted 9/15/2017 in Local Columns

Until this year, no one since 1907 had dared put together an encyclopedia of Mississippi.


Slimantics: CPD has a big customer relations problem

Posted 9/14/2017 in Local Columns

The video of Columbus Police Department officer Keith Dowd berating and intimidating 20-year-old Joshua Hibbler during a routine traffic stop last month has been met with universal condemnation. The repercussions should go far beyond the fate of that single officer.


How the Mississippi Encyclopedia was made

Posted 9/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Encyclopedia is the literary equivalent of the Great Pyramids -- 1,400 entries written by 650 contributors, researched by 100 more. It runs 1,500 pages, weighs nine pounds and was 14 years in the making.


CFR, 4-County Electric sending relief crews to Florida

Posted 9/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Specialized crews from The Golden Triangle have arrived in storm-battered Florida and more help is on the way.


Waverley hits market with $2.9M price tag

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

In his long career in real estate, Dick Leike has not only sold some historic properties, he's bought them, too.


Hoot and the mystery of the Caledonia shooter

Posted 9/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last America saw of Andy Taylor, he was about 60 years old. But for those wondering what the beloved sheriff of Mayberry from "The Andy Griffith Show" might have been like in his 80s, Willie "Hoot" West may be a close approximation.


Zachary's to host fundraiser for Harvey victims

Posted 9/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zachary's restaurant has long be known for its giving back, something owner Doug Pellum feels is a big part of his restaurant's ethos.


Caledonia opts to form commission to run park

Posted 9/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It took the Caledonia Board of Aldermen about an hour to go through its agenda before arriving on the last item during Tuesday's board meeting.


AAA: Gas prices should fall soon

Posted 9/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The recent spike in gasoline prices caused by Hurricane Harvey should last no more than a few weeks, said AAA spokesman Don Redman.


Caledonia aldermen set to determine management structure of parks system

Posted 9/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Commission or committee? During its regular meeting tonight, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen is expected to determine how Ola. J. Pickett will be managed.


Simmons in middle of MSU's dominating defensive day

Posted 9/3/2017 in Local Columns

It would be premature to say the Mississippi State football team will have a dominant defense this season based on its performance Saturday in a season-opening 49-0 victory against Charleston Southern, a Football Championship Subdivision team that was playing out of its league.


Slimantics: A shameful omission

Posted 9/1/2017 in Local Columns

There are many things Frank Dowsing was and one thing he is not.


Harvey brings little more than wind, rain to area

Posted 9/1/2017 in Area

A long day of threatening weather paced with little damage, according to emergency management directors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.


Staying in practice: Events like Hurricane Harvey highlight importance of preparedness for local disasters

Posted 8/31/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, Lowndes County tests is emergency sirens.


Phase 1 of amphitheater complete

Posted 8/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there were keys to the Terry Brown Amphitheater, the city of Columbus would be getting them next week.



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