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Columbus, Mississippi is located in Lowndes County. Zip codes in Columbus, MS include 39703, 39705, and 39704. The median home price in Columbus is $129,900 which is roughly $65/per square foot. More Columbus information.

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10 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Columbus resident charged with molestation

Palemon Vargas Reyes, 43, of 103 Brown Street, was arrested Tuesday by the Columbus Police Department.

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10 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Man shot in the leg by Columbus barber

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities received a 911 call for a gunshot victim at Dream Team Barber and Style Shop on the corner of 13th Street North and Second Avenue North.

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10 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Business brief: Richardson and Phillips awarded

Shondolyn Richardson and Reba Phillips have achieved National Board Certification.

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12 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

The parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were being held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

WJKX-FM Hattiesburg

People Magazine"Most Beautiful" Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o winner of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress her role in "12 Years a Slave" has been named People's Magazine Most Beautiful.

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WTOK-TV Meridian

Amber Alert in Mississippi

WTVA in Tupelo reports that authorities are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus.

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A Southern Blend: What does a new cookbook have to do with Operation...

Patsy Conquest, left, and Gail Ward are pictured Tuesday with several dishes they prepared using recipes from their new cookbook, Southern Blend II.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

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Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

I was pleasantly surprised to read comments sent in by others that more or less mirror my observations and opinion.

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CVB gets clean financial audit

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau has received a clean audit on their finances from the 2012-13 fiscal year.

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AG opinion changes little on vice-mayor term limit

The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WJKX-FM Hattiesburg

Porsha (RHOA) Provoked or Not

I am the second oldest of 6 girls. I attended Hughes Elementary School, Hunt Jr. High, Joe Cook and S.D. Lee High School.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Atlantic

The Spirit of Easter, Small Airport Edition

It has been a full and interesting day in the air, from Maryland to Mississippi, and a longer day than expected for a surprisingly touching reason.

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Ask Rufus: No sidewalk, no mail

At first, mail was only delivered to local post offices. It was left up to people to check at the post office to see if they had any mail and pick it up there if they did.

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Lynn Spruill: Annexation and growth

As of the last formal census of 2010, Starkville has a population of 23,888. The most recent figure from 2012 is an official estimate of 24,360.

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Mortyakova, Bogdan to perform duo recital Friday

Mississippi University for Women music professor Dr. Julia Mortyakova and Dr. Valentin Bogdan will perform a duo recital in Poindexter Hall on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Fittingly titled "Touring The World," the free concert features a mixture of piano duet music from various eras and geographical regions.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

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Columbus set to host state convention of garden clubs

"Columbus, Where Ideas Take Flight"is the theme for the 85th Annual Convention of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi to be held in Columbus April 22-24.

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One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

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Columbus volunteers earn recognition at state GIVE Awards

Judie Holmes of Columbus, left, is presented an award for Outstanding Service to Veterans and Military Families by Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant at the GIVE Awards in Jackson April 14. Photo by: Courtesy photo Shaw Pit Bull Rescue was recognized for Outstanding Achievement by a Grassroots Volunteer Initiative at the GIVE Awards Monday.

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Roses and thorns: 4/20/14

Columbus Public Library archivist Mona Vance-Ali shows local officials around the vault at the library on Monday morning during a tour offered to celebrate National Library Week.

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Community Calendar for the week of April 20, 2014

Fairview Baptist Church, 127 Airline Road, Columbus, presents this unique music and drama event depicting the Easter story.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lowndes County was issued at April 24 at 8:20PM CDT

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