Perception and reality: Downtown business owners grapple with fallout from shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Peering through the front windows of her French-Creole-influenced restaurant in downtown Columbus, Mary Broussard can see the temporary lights now illuminating Fifth Street South in front of the Columbus Light and Water office -- a section of downtown that was the scene of a shooting early last Sunday morning.

Little: Aldermen 'overreach' in handling officer incident

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little said the board's decision to send a potential case against a former Starkville Police Department officer to District Attorney Scott Colom for possible prosecution represents a government overreach.

Ask Rufus: Columbus in 1822

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I was talking the other day with Carolyn Kaye about the book on the history of Columbus that she, her late husband Sam Kaye and I had written in 1992 and how much more information we had uncovered since then.

Company's coming: Pilgrimage homes prepare to roll out the welcome -- and the tour's newest homeowners are adding a bit of a twist

Posted yesterday in Community

"We've still got nine days left to get ready," said Kathy Novotny, addressing the bolstering remark Tuesday to two important lieutenants in the corps of volunteers so essential to homeowners about to invite thousands of visitors to cross their thresholds.







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