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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 $129,000 which is roughly $61/per square foot. More Columbus information.

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20 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Festivals bring fun-filled weekend to West Point

Helen Brown, left, and Ronnie Temple dance the night away during the 2012 Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point in this Dispatch file photo.

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Yesterday | Daily Times Leader

Supervisors approve road project bid

The Clay County Board of Supervisors accepted a $167,277 bid from Falcon Contracting Company of Columbus to widen a piece of Airport Road at its meeting Thursday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Florida man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus

Nathaniel Bigbee, 59, of Hillsborough, Florida, was arrested Monday night in the Sunflower grocery store parking lot on Military Road.

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CPD officers to begin wearing body cameras

Chief Tony Carleton told The Dispatch his department is paying for the cameras with a $14,045 federal grant.

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Browning on Business: Downtown bar celebrates one year under new ownership

A year ago, Rob Swindol opened The Elbow Room, a well-known downtown Columbus bar dating back to the 1950s that had been closed a while.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Long-time Columbus GNC franchise owner retires

Jo Ann Walk-Ferguson, who helped open the first GNC store in Columbus three decades ago, has retired.

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Wedding: Vaughn & McFarland The wedding took place at The Staples home on Lake Martin, May 31, 2014.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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CalStar anticipating growth as it gets started

Marius Fair operates the brick press at the new CalStar facility on Charleigh Ford Drive Monday.

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WFLA-AM Tampa

Plant City police make arrest in 1979 cold case murder

Police say DNA on the bedsheets of the murder victim have led to the arrest of 64-year-old Nathaniel Bigbee on Monday night in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Our View: Art is everywhere

If, while driving around Lowndes County, you've noticed a different sort of billboard advertising, thank an artist.

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Man sentenced in aggravated assault conviction

A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Michael Brown's Funeral

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 Aug 24, 2014

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Luciernagas: Learn languages and literacy with fireflies and tortillas? It works.

Three-year-old Kimberly Marquez of Columbus is excited to play music with storyteller June Caldwell and friends Isaac Alvarez, 4, far left, and Juan Carlos Gutierrez, 4, during the Luciernagas English-Spanish reading program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Aug. 7. Kimberly is the daughter of Joaquina and Gregorio Marquez.

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Two teens in custody after 16-year-old shot, killed in South Columbus

Police say the incident happened around 10:10 p.m. on Winston Rd. Jones was involved in a shootout with other individuals while driving a dark-colored car.

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Ask Rufus: The early Federal houses of Columbus

Corner Cottage on Fourth Avenue South is one of Columbus' oldest homes. It was constructed about 1830 and later enlarged and remodeled.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

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Conviction in Columbus shooting case

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a 2012 shooting that left one man blind and another injured.

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A balcony revival in Columbus

Maurice and Gloria Herriott enjoy their balcony at 204 South Fifth St. The couple had the balcony installed in 2007.

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Columbus true crime fan pens tale of murder

Dr. Selden Lambert talks to an audience at a book signing for "The Yellow Ribbon Murders" Aug. 18 at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

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Birney Imes: Gifts all week long

Wednesday in the aisles of Kroger I ran into a high school friend I had not seen in years, Joey Hendrix.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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KiOR misses payment with Adams Co.

Financially struggling fuel maker KiOR missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in Natchez.

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