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Builder of houses and people: Caledonia builder, Realtor dies at age 89

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

William Vincen "W.V." West, who died Monday at age 89, was a lot of things.

Columbus voted No. 6 Best Small Town Cultural Scene

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus was voted number 6 in the Best Small Town Cultural Scene category of USA Today's Readers' Choice travel award contest.

A church within reach

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Jason and Kelsey Bigelow, going to church on Sundays has traditionally meant making a trek of more than an hour to and from Tupelo.

Starkville to begin mulling residential parking ordinance change

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville drivers may soon be in for a change to their city's residential parking ordinance.

 

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

Posted yesterday in National

House Republican leaders suffered an embarrassing setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill, part of a high-stakes power play as they once again exert their oversized sway in the House.

 

 

Parkland students on Texas: 'They're part of this now'

Posted yesterday in National

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas.

 

 

Texas shooting suspect exchanged 'a lot' of fire with police

Posted yesterday in National

The suspect accused of attacking a Texas high school exchanged "a lot of firepower" with authorities before he surrendered, a top county official said Saturday, a day after the shooting in an art classroom that killed 10 people.

 

 

Historic West Point home destroyed in fire

Posted yesterday in Area

A fire has destroyed a 118-year-old home in northeast Mississippi.

 

 

Trustees give final approval to university tuition increases

Posted yesterday in State

Trustees of Mississippi's eight public universities are giving final approval for tuition increases next fall.

 

 

Mississippi universities want more courses for new students

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise their admission requirements, in line with changes made earlier to the state's public high school diplomas.

 

 

He just wanted a burger: Civil rights pioneer made history

Posted yesterday in National

Bruce Boynton is a civil rights pioneer most people have never heard of.

 

 

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting after Georgia graduation

Posted yesterday in National

A school official in Georgia expressed both remorse and pride Saturday in the aftermath of a deadly shooting that followed a graduation ceremony.

 

 

Texas shooting renews debate about American school design

Posted yesterday in National

Just hours after the nation's latest school shooting, the debate began anew: Are American schools built in a way that makes them easy targets? Are there too many windows, too many entrances and exits and too few security features?

 

Columbus police make arrest in April shooting

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a man for allegedly shooting into an occupied house last month.

CLW eyes rate, customer surcharge hikes for electric

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will look to its electric customers to raise $1.4 million in new revenue next fiscal year.

Parks partners with SOCSD for joint use of facilities

Posted 5/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Parks and Recreation department is preparing for a busy summer, with new activities and facility locations available for use.

Rick Young returns as EMCC interim president

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar face is back in the president's office at East Mississippi Community College.

City, county summer intern programs get green light

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In city government, budget surprises are rarely good news.

Photo: The Big Why

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Colin Krieger announces his weight loss program to raise money for the Columbus YMCA during a basketball game outside Zachary's Restaurant on Thursday. YMCA board member and Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones and Zachary's owner Doug Pellum stand in the background. The goal is for business owners and other sponsors to pledge a certain amount of money for each pound he loses this summer to raise money for the YMCA to add a child development center. "We want to turn our child watch room into a child development center and that requires buying furniture and supplies to set up centers so that it is more educational," said YMCA membership and marketing director Cynthia Mutch.

 

Four in custody for alleged car theft ring after chase with deputies

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four people suspected of being involved in a car theft ring are in the custody of Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

 

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