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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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4 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

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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8 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

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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12 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

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

Commercial Dispatch

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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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Our View: Your voice makes a difference

A newcomer to Columbus might, after some observation, conclude that people here simply do not care about what is happening in our community.

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Commercial Dispatch

Voice of the people: James E. Goolsby

The Commercial Dispatch has dared to present the truth to the public when some thought this to be impossible as it would be seen as racist.

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Columbus police chief McQueen retires

Mayor Robert Smith said Chief Selvain McQueen relinquished his vehicle and uniform late Thursday afternoon and announced his retirement.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

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West Point sales tax returns up nearly $100K

Sales tax revenue in West Point was up significantly in February compared to that month last year, while Columbus and Starkville revenues were slightly down.

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Browning on Business: New restaurants open in Columbus, Starkville

Cindy's Deli is in the spot that once housed Three Monkeys Pizza at at 910 Tuscaloosa Rd. Cindy Lynch is the owner, and her sister, Deborah Johnston, is the manager.

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Leaders approve speed curbing measures

County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Our View: When the shoe is on the other foot

During Monday's uniformly contentious and often ridiculous meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, the board finally got around to interviewing candidates for the search firm that will be charged with identifying candidates for a permanent schools superintendent.

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Daily Times Leader

Local committee working to restore Northside school for community use

A group of West Point residents are trying to preserve an important cultural landmark in the community.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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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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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