Columbus is a city in Lowndes County, Mississippi that lies above the Tombigbee River. It is approximately 146 miles northeast of Jackson, 92 miles north of Meridian. The population was 23,798 at the 2008 census.
Columbus was founded in 1821. Before its incorporation, the town site was referred to informally as Possum Town, a name which was given by the local Native Americans. The name Possum Town remains the town's nickname by locals even today.
Columbus has made the national news at least three times in the past two decades. On June 12, 1990, a fireworks factory exploded, detonating a blast felt as far as 30 miles away from Columbus. Two workers were killed in the blast.
In 2010, Columbus won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust by Historic Preservation.
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WAJV 98.9 FM Brooksville, MS Gospel Music
WNMQ 103.1 FM Columbus, MS Sports
WQJB 104.5 FM State College, MS Christian Contemporary
WACR 105.3 FM Columbus Afb, MS Urban Contemporary
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WJEC 106.5 FM Vernon, AL Gospel Music
WQTP (LPFM) 106.9 FM Columbus, MS Oldies
WFCA 107.9 FM Ackerman, MS Gospel Music
WJWF 1400 AM Columbus, MS Sports
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BEAUTY CARE - BLACK HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Fanta K African Hair Braiding - Category: Hair Salons - 226 Idlewild Road
Columbus, MS 39702-6339 (662) 327-3317
JC Penney Salon - Category: Hair Salons - Leigh Mall
1442 US Hwy 45 N Columbus, MS 39705
Southern KUTZ - Category: Hair Salons - 228 North McCrary Road
Columbus, MS 39702 (662) 329-0093
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
100 Black Men of Columbus, Inc. - Category: Community Services - President: Dr. John Robinson 1111 5th Avenue North Columbus, MS 39701
DINING - CATERING
Cafe On Main - Category: Southern/Soul, American, Diner - 101 5th St S
Columbus, MS 39701 (662) 241-0045
Little Kitchen - Category: Asian, Chinese, Southern/Soul - 4328 Hwy 373
Columbus, MS 39710 (662) 434-8777
Proffitt's Porch - Category: Sandwiches/Subs, Cajun/Creole, Southern/Soul - 1587 Officers Lake Rd. Columbus, MS 39705 (662) 327-4485
Willie King , Caleb Childs , Alex Holliman , Willie James Williams ,, Columbus Mississippi Jazz n Blues Fest 2007
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