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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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7 hrs ago | Daily Times Leader

Arts Center grand opening set for Sunday

Louise Campbell has been a fixture in the Clay County arts community for more than 50 years, and next Sunday, she'll have the building to show for it. The city, West Point Clay County Growth Alliance and West Point Clay County Arts Council will unveil the new Louise Campbell Center for the Arts at 1 p.m. Sept.

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12 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

Columbus native makes top 10 finish at Miss America

Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray, a Columbus native, was among the final 10 contestants in the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. During the pageant's talent portion, she performed, "Something's Got a Hold on Me."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Port authority board hires Sanders

Board president Roger Bell announced Friday that the former vice president of Sanders Oil Company was chosen unanimously to replace John Hardy, who retired in June. "I am confident Will is the best person for the job and we look forward to continuing the successful growth and development the port has experienced in the past several years," Bell said.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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A Columbus school celebrates the half-century mark

Heritage Academy in Columbus is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Representing a four-generation Heritage family, alumna Meredith McClanahan Fraser , seated at left, looks through her senior annual Wednesday with her daughter, Elizabeth Yates and Elizabeth's son, 4-year-old Bayn, a junior-kindergarten student.

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Ask Rufus: The Coming of Greek Revival

Franklin Square is a ca. 1835 Greek Revival home on Third Avenue North. The style's elements of symmetry and a tripartite entrance are clearly shown by the house.

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Roses and thorns: 9/14/14

Locals participate in the Tennessee Williams Streetcar 5K Run Saturday morning that began at the Williams Welcome Center. Photo by: Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff A good luck rose to Jasmine Murray, who takes the stage in Atlantic City tonight representing Mississippi in the Miss America pageant.

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Jazz Musician Joe Sample Passed Away at The Age of 75

Joe Sample Jazz Artist passed away September 12th. It was posted on Fcaebook by hi wife and Son.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Columbus brothers charged with manufacturing marijuana

Tymechie Hairston, 24, and Willie Hairston, 22, both of 325 Warren St., were arrested Monday by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division, according to commander Archie Williams. The arrests were a joint effort with the Columbus Police Department, Williams said.

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Our Opinion: Higher ed enrollment may grow more slowly in U.S.

Mississippi's public universities and community colleges, whose enrollments grew at a brisk pace for several years after the turn of the millennium, have slowed in gaining additional students, and community colleges statewide actually have lost enrollment for four consecutive years. Those eight taxpayer-supported universities have a total of 79,909 students, an increase of 871 students, or 1.1 percent.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Investigation of gun buyback program clears city

The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has determined that the gun buyback program held by the city of Columbus last year was not illegal. Spokesperson Brett Kittredge confirmed Wednesday that the office sent the city a closure letter stating that it found no evidence of wrongdoing when the city council voted to set aside $10,000 in its general fund for the program, which allowed city residents to trade in guns for cash.

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Columbus annexation goes to court next week

Judge Kenneth Burns will hear the case next week in Lowndes County Chancery Court beginning Monday at 9 a.m. According to court documents, parties who had obtained legal representation to contest the plan have dropped their objections and withdrawn from the case. Columbus City Council Attorney Jeff Turnage confirmed the withdraws Wednesday but said there are still some unrepresented objectors who have the option of coming forward.

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Columbus native at Pentagon on 9/11 recalls attack

The anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is observed by many Americans as a day of remembrance for those who died in the attacks, as well as an opportunity to thank first responders and heroes.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Chemical & Engineering News

KiOR Leaders Trade Allegations

The resignation of a KiOR board member has exposed allegations that the publicly traded advanced biofuels firm likely knew in the spring of 2012 that its facility in Columbus, Miss., would not reach production targets but didn't tell investors. KiOR started up the facility in November 2012.

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5. Second suspect arrested in weekend murder

A second man has been arrested in a weekend shooting in Columbus that left one man dead and another injured. Quinton Latrance Erby, 24, of No.

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Slimantics: Bullish on Columbus ...

Generally, when something in Mississippi attracts the interest of those in other parts of the country, it is not a pleasant thing. But more often when the outsider's gaze fixes on our state, we generally find it to be a painful, if sometimes necessary, examination.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Michael Strahan Interviews Carmelo Anthony for ADWEEK

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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Columbus charter school more focused in second try

A group hoping to start a Columbus charter school next fall says its second application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorization Board will focus entirely on elementary education. Darren Leach, executive officer with Inspire STEM & Arts Scholars Academy, told The Dispatch on Monday the plan is to open a school that will serve, in its first year of operation, kindergarten through third grade students.

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Local Voices: When theatre comes alive in Columbus

As the intimacy of candles gives way to the clarity of lightning, the curtain comes down on Tennessee Williams' powerful foray into the secret dimensions of the human heart. This brilliant production of The Glass Menagerie sparks with an intensity rarely found in hometown productions.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

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Listen for it: This busy group takes the music to the people

Trinity Singers pictured during a recent rehearsal at the Trinity Place Retirement Community in Columbus are, front row, from left, Sadie Honnoll, Billie East, Beth Blaxton, Virginia McAdams, Rebecca Fortenberry and Faye Hunnicutt. Behind them are Mary Brewer, Linda Mogel, Hazel Brown, Edna Salzer, Ann Young, Mary Belle Bonner and Joel McAdams.

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TWT Distinguished Scholar to speak Wednesday at Table Talk

The community is invited to join the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Tennessee Williams Tribute as they welcome Dr. Ralph Voss, guest speaker at the Sept. 10 Table Talk.

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