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Hamilton company takes to Tenn-Tom to transport product

Posted 5/23/2015 in Area

When the long-debated, often-delayed Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway opened in 1984, critics condemned the almost $2-billion project as an example of "pork barrel" waste while advocates claimed the waterway would become a major shipping corridor, estimating that the waterway would carry 28 million tons in its first year and 99 million tons by 2035.


Policing isn't always as easy as the good guys versus the bad guys

Posted 5/23/2015 in Local Columns

There is probably no harsher critic of law enforcement officers than my friend, Bill.


Gov., Lowndes leaders welcome steel plant expansion

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some deals take months, even years, to put together.


Lowndes supes give contracts for work at CalStar Building

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors awarded bids on a pair of repair projects at the county-owned CalStar building while tabling a request from the city of Crawford for repaving of the town's walking track.


Slimantics: A 'perfect' celebration at West Clay Elementary

Posted 5/13/2015 in Area

In her three years as principal at West Clay Elementary School, Dr. Helen Kennard has established rules for what she believes is essential to operating a successful school.


Two solar farms coming to Lowndes

Posted 5/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In what has been a lull period for economic development in the Golden Triangle, there will be at least one new start-up at the Golden Triangle Industrial Park by year's end.


Family of Lowndes teen, killed at railroad crossing, pushes for safety measures

Posted 5/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Teen-aged girls can be persistent. Sometimes, fathers can be, too.


Slimantics: A janitor, a dog and dreams fulfilled

Posted 5/6/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday, the Columbus Rotary Club held its Lowndes Young Leaders program at Lion Hill Center, where the group honored the graduating class 10th-graders from schools throughout the county.


Lowndes Co. supes vote to go ahead with new E-911 board

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request by the city of Columbus for Lowndes County supervisors to reconsider a decision to restructure the local E-911 board of directors has been denied.


City wants to operate firing range, supes say 'No'

Posted 5/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to the president of the Lowndes County board of supervisors on April 28, saying he and city councilmen feel a Yorkville Road firing range built with county and city funds should be operated and managed by the city.


Slimantics: Market Street's hidden gems

Posted 5/3/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 20th Market Street Festival wrapped up early Saturday evening after being blessed with what is often called "Chamber of Commerce" weather.


A year later: 'I think we bounced back pretty well'

Posted 4/28/2015 in Area

A year ago today, a series of tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and other southern states, inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and costing the lives of 35 people.


Post-It notes latest attack in neigborhood prank war

Posted 4/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This is war. "And we are losing," said Clifford McManus, 25, as he scanned the carnage of battle Sunday morning.


Court rules for county in Co-Op Road dispute

Posted 4/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three-and-a-half year dispute over Co-Op Road has taken another twist.


Clay County continues climb out of unemployment

Posted 4/23/2015 in Area

For a long time, when the monthly jobless report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security was released, Clay County officials would find their county near the bottom of the list. These days, the reports are much favorable.


Unruh keeps Noxubee Co. from going to the dogs

Posted 4/22/2015 in Area

Over the past four years, 1,604 Noxubee County dogs have been spayed or neutered, with more than a quarter of them -- 440 -- being adopted by a Massachusetts-based rescue organization called Sweet Paws Rescue.


Slimantics: The coming reign of Dooley I

Posted 4/21/2015 in Local Columns

Mississippi State University held a short coronation ceremony prior to Saturday's spring football game where Bully XXI, aka "Jak" was installed as the university's mascot.


Exchange Club honors top area students

Posted 4/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting included an appearance by national Exchange Club President Tom Karnes of Lincoln Park, Michigan, who read a resolution from the national club commending the Columbus chapter for its exemplary performance as it celebrates its 90th year.


Lowndes supes address industry needs, E-911

Posted 4/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine days after a regular board meeting that lasted just one minute and six seconds, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors put in a little overtime Wednesday, meeting for two hours to take care of regular business and conduct a hospital trust fund meeting.


Slimantics: When mama fell, we knew her wishes

Posted 4/16/2015 in Local Columns

It was in 2004, one of those warm, sunny mid-March days that suggests an early spring when mama fell.



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