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Community Bancorp, Cadence's new owner, acquires second bank

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.

 

 

Tornado warnings issued for Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee counties

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Clay County and northern Lowndes County, including Columbus, after a funnel cloud was spotted near Tibbee Friday evening. Minutes later, a warning was issued for Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.

 

 

Area spared serious damage as storms, tornado warnings pass

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.

 

 

Columbus, Caledonia under tornado warning

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.

 

Man hit in head with bottle in East Columbus

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with hitting a stranger in the head with a beer bottle while drinking with friends in East Columbus.

 

Columbus schools recognize top teachers, parents

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District celebrated past achievements and laid out plans for future academic success during Thursday night's meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

 

Columbus planners look to dress up city's 'image corridors'

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.

 

Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.

Triplett gets 10 years on federal child porn charges

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to reports.

'Marathon runner' Lautzenhiser honored for community service

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club honored the public-spirited Glenn Lautzenhiser at its meeting Thursday, when he was given this year's Book of Golden Deeds award.

 

Man beaten, robbed in home near CAFB

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six men are being sought in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion near Columbus Air Force Base in north Lowndes County.

 

 

Area under tornado watch as line of storms moves through Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.

 

 

Arrest Report 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests this week:

 

Police arrest man in shooting case

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

Graffiti cleanup in downtown Columbus to take weeks

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A weekend graffiti tagger's scrawled handiwork may linger in the downtown area until mid-May when volunteers can clean it up, Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton said Wednesday afternoon.

 

College Board wants permanent president for W by year's end

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

Columbus police make arrest in shooting case

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

 

College Board updates timeline for MUW president search

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

 

Man shot at Caledonia house party has condition upgraded

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man shot during a party, allegedly by an 81-year-old man, is now in stable condition after spending a week and a half in critical condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

 

Statewide candidates stump at Columbus Republican Women meeting

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A variety of state and local candidates stumped at the Lowndes County Republican Women's luncheon Tuesday, touting their conservative credentials and private-sector experience.

 

 

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