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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 $127,900 which is roughly $63/per square foot. More Columbus information.

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CVB pitches in $21K for sidewalk connector lights

Members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted to provide $21,136 for supplies that will be used to install ornamental lighting on the connecting sidewalk between the Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Ask Rufus: The irrepressible Uncle Bunky

Children's groups such as these Brownies from Aberdeen often appeared on Uncle Bunky's Fun Time television program where they were entertained by his drawings of crazy animals.

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Birney Imes: Just RipStiking around

From left, Gabriel Knepp, Lena Bontrager, Hannah Knepp and Lance Bontrager, all of Macon, stand with their RipStiks in the parking lot behind the post office Saturday a week ago.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

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Columbus sales tax collections up nearly $100K

Sales tax revenue in Columbus from May saw a gain of more than $91,000 over May 2013 thanks to out-of-town traffic generated by events held in the city, including the President's Cup soccer tournament and Market Street Festival.

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Voice of the people: In praise of dingy theaters

Ever since I moved back from Memphis to Columbus, I have been wondering why the Varsity Twin has not been renovated by Hope Community Church.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Port authority moves toward finding new director

John Hardy thanks friends and co-workers for coming to his retirement party Thursday at the LINK.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Business brief: AbilityWorks awarded CARF Accreditation

CARF International has announced that AbilityWorks of Columbus has been accredired for a preiod of three years for its Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services and Empoyee Development Services.

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Business brief: Veal Chiropractic Welcomes Magee

Joseph Magee, D.C., will begin practice in Columbus this month with Veal Chiropractic Clinic.

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New mill values could shape priorities

It will be September before millage rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year are set in Lowndes County and Columbus, but preliminary tax roll values indicate what the value of each mill will be worth.

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Social Security office back open in Columbus

The Social Security Administration office in Columbus is back open after closing for repairs in the wake of the April 28 tornadoes that struck Lowndes County.

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No resurrection imminent for theater-turned-church

Hope Community Church music director Jay Armstrong stands outside the old ticket booth of the Varsity Twin cinema in downtown Columbus.

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Browning on Business: Golden Triangle gets new fast food eatery, furniture store

Mayor Robbie Robinson said this week the seafood eatery chain is slated to open in early August, though weather may push that timeframe back, as construction crews have been forced to work around rain recently.

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ProcessBarron retrofits help Severstal steel plant save 25 GWh/y in energy

Last year, air, gas and material handling equipment company ProcessBarron retrofitted four 2,750-hp fans that send particulates from an electric arc furnace to a baghouse for air pollution control at the Severstal steel plant in Columbus, Miss.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

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Precision Aviation Services (PAS) announces new financing plans for...

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has partnered with Precision Aviation Services and Government Capital Corp. to provide tax-exempt financing for mission equipment technology upgrades and required major maintenance for law enforcement and government-owned AS350-series helicopters.

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West Point sisters plead guilty to stabbing death

Two sisters charged with the stabbing death of a Hamilton man pleaded guilty in Clay County Circuit Court on Monday.

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Thieves steal from local non-profit

A bike sits in front of the Operation Ukraine warehouse in Columbus at 803 Ninth St. S. The non-profit supplies food and toys to children overseas.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

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Voice of the people: William Hairston

In his Sunday column , Slim Smith writes about the strange phenomenon of people seeing the likeness of a Ku Klux Klansman in the statue atop the Confederate monument on the Lowndes County Court House lawn.

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Unusually cool nighttime temps slated

The Golden Triangle Area could potentially see temperatures drop below 60 tonight and Wednesday night, more than 10 degrees below the normal low of 72 and unusually cool for what is typically the hottest portion of the year.

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Former co-workers raise money for murder victim's family

Customers line up at Zachary's in Columbus on Monday to buy food from the Front Door/Back Door Restaurant, which closed earlier this year.

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Beat the heat without breaking the bank

Bryan Williams, of Starkville, stands out in the heat Monday afternoon while observing the construction of the new Hobby Lobby in Columbus.

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