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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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8 hrs ago | Daily Times Leader

Friends of BPL welcome local author to LWB

Columbus author Deborah Johnson is bringing her latest novel to the Luncheon with Books at noon, April 24 at the Bryan Public Library in West Point.

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12 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

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CAC annual gala goes 'Jeans & Jewels'

Columbus Arts Council Gala Committee chair Pam Russell, left, and committee member Sheila Clark get in the spirit at a planning meeting Tuesday for the Columbus Arts Council's Jeans & Jewels gala set for April 26. Tickets are available at the Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center at 501 Main St., or by calling 662-328-2787.

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Quilts and codes: Folklore or fact, quilted messages of the...

Quiltmaker Sara Deloach, left, and her friend Elizabeth Simpson talk about secret signals of the Underground Railroad said to be associated with quilt patterns.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

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J5 Broaddus using study to assist public works

City employee Sammy Porter prepares a flower garden for planting on Fifth Street in front of the Magnolia Bowl in Columbus on Thursday afternoon.

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Community Calendar for the week of April 13, 2014

Sunday at the Bluff -- Paleontologist George Phillips of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson speaks at 2 p.m. on "The Black Prairie 10,000 Years Ago" at Plymouth Bluff Center, 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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MSU dedicates $1.2M 4-H complex in West Point

The complex includes a nature trail, a 4-H shooting range, the Southern Ionics 4-H Environmental Center, the Mississippi Farm Bureau 4-H ATV Training Center and the Elizabeth A. Howard 4-H Therapeutic Riding and Activity Center.

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Residents question city's approach for infrastructure

Former city councilman Jay Jordan expresses his concerns about the city's plans to borrow $5 million for upgrades to the city's infrastructure.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Trotter work still set to finish late this year

In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.

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Carver prepares for 29-mile charity walk

Oktibbeha County Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver makes his way from Mathiston to Starkville via Highway 25 on Friday afternoon.

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Proposed Columbus charter school passes first hurdle

The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.

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Tales From The Crypt alive and well

Flannery Voges-Haupt, of Starkville, looks up her Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science classmate Harper Panter, of Gulfport, while performing their historical rendition during Tales from the Crypt at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus on Wednesday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

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Council seeks public input on capital improvement

While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.

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Taylor Blue hopes to open her own eatery one day

"My mom is the special education director for the Houston School District so I figured I could get a job anywhere," Blue said.

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Immanuel leaders reassure parents after split

Parents of Immanuel School students listen as new school officials speak about the school's future Tuesday at the school gymnasium.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

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Landowners file contempt charge against county

Co-Op Road, located off Military Road, is pictured Monday. Supervisors closed the road in October 2011.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

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Possumhaw: Eat two onions and call me in the morning

The Wall Street Journal headlined "A Delicious Prescription: Chefs and doctors are teaming up to create health food you might actually crave."

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J5 Broaddus: City public works waste could exceed $1M

A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Questions Linger Over Anadarko Pact

For 75 years, a factory in Columbus, Miss., churned out railroad ties treated with chemicals to resist weather and bugs.

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The Clarion-Ledger

Thunderbirds thrill air show crowd in Columbus

A lot of little boys would say that, this year, Isaac Moyer had the best birthday party ever.

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