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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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Our View: Getting at the root of poverty

Figures from a U.S. Census Report paint a grim picture of life in the Golden Triangle.

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Arrest report: 7-25-14

Ronnie Hendricks, 59, 822 9th Ave. S., was arrested July 21 by CPD and charged with domestic violence/aggravated assault.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Local retailers ready for tax-free weekend

Ashia Williams, 6, browses in the school supplies section at Kmart Wednesday. Ashia plans to return this weekend with her parents Michael and Ashley Williams of Columbus to take advantage of the state's sales tax-free weekend on school supplies.

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CAFB takes positive approach to study results

Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say they are evaluating the services they provide to personnel after an Air Force Times study listed the base as one of the least-popular to be stationed in the Air Force.

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Leap of faith: Culin-Arts relocating to Oxford

Valeda Carmichael has called West Point home for the last 34 years. By the end of the summer, however, that may change.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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You scream, I scream: Bully's cold treat keeps gaining in popularity

Mississippi State University students line up for Bulldog ice cream served by members of the MSU Alumni Association at a prior celebration of the university's anniversary.

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Airbus VP says future is bright in Columbus

Sam Adcock, Airbus Vice President and General Manager for the Columbus facility, center, talks with Bart Wise of the Columbus Rotary Club.

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River Island Park hits funding snag

Efforts to convert land west of the Tombigbee River on The Island into a man-made beach and park will be delayed after the city's request for grant funding was not approved.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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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