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Carpenter picks up board position

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She was appointed by the state Senate by a vote of 52-0 after her confirmation hearing.

Mississippi State's EcoCAR teams takes a bow in D.C.

Posted 6/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, the EcoCAR 2 team is headed to Washington D.C. for two weeks to promote the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions and to showcase the team's accomplishments. This is all part of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival held on the National Mall.

Miss-Ala Club fight leads to arrests

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nightclub fight which led to the arrest of a Caledonia man and two men from Alabama.

 

Quick enforcement sought for abortion law

Posted 6/23/2012 in State

The sponsor of Mississippi's new abortion law wants the state Health Department to immediately enforce the measure when it takes effect July 1. But the Health Department generally allows some time for any facility it inspects to come into compliance with a law.

 

 

Tropical Storm Debby forms in the Gulf

Posted 6/23/2012 in State

Tropical Storm Debby formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, interfering with oil and gas production and putting officials on alert for flooding and strong winds from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

 

CPD credits community's help in murder case arrest

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sewell faces murder charge in Vaughn shooting death

Wind Symphony serenades 2,000

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As concert-goers streamed up the hillside to the overlook at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday evening, waves of undulating heat rose from the ground, relentless, unforgiving. The reward went to those who persevered. The timing could not have been more carefully orchestrated. The American Wind Symphony Orchestra took the stage as the sun began its slow decline, and as the first strains of music rang out across the water, the sky blushed the palest of pinks, painting the Tennessee-Tombigbee in a palette of silvered lavender.

Starkville's Curtis places 3rd in national history competition

Posted 6/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A humble 13-year-old, clean cut and well spoken, Bradley placed third in the individual paper category at the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Bradley was one of nine Armstrong Middle School students to travel to the competition that included of 2,800 high school and junior high students from across the country. He was the only one from Mississippi to place on the national level.

Noxubee Refuge honors Hamilton with name change

Posted 6/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To honor a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge Friday was renamed to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

Columbus Police announce suspects in two murders

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police have announced the names of suspects in the 2011 murder of William Vaughan and the 1997 murder of George Wilbanks.

Passions converge for symphony founder Boudreau

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Boudreau is a man of many passions including music, art, architecture and life itself. These passions will converge Saturday as he opens the 2012 concert season for his American Wind Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Tombigbee River in Columbus.

Hester trial continued

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case of a Hamilton youth minister who allegedly filmed a woman changing clothes in the dressing room of a local store, has been continued.

Shuttle use encouraged, volunteers still needed for concert

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a large crowd expected at Saturday evening's performance of the acclaimed American Wind Symphony Orchestra, organizers are urging attendees to make use of available shuttles for the free event.

Lowndes County plans for new fire stations, renovations

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some Lowndes County fire stations are in line to receive renovations, Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said this week. At the June 15 meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the board voted to allow Fondren to advertise the dismantling of a substation in District 3 and the main station in District 2.

 

Columbus Police Academy up and running

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After being closed for several years, the Columbus Police Academy is back in business. The academy opened its doors in May to offer its services to area residents participating in a citizens academy.

 

 

Starkville hit with wave of car burglaries

Posted 6/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A wave of burglaries is sweeping through apartment complexes in Starkville. A worker at one complex said there have been 67 auto burglaries in Starkville over the past week.

 

 

Crime report 6-22-12

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating the robbery of a local pizza establishment.

 

New superintendent to make $150,000 in first year

Posted 6/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two weeks of contract negotiations, Dr. Martha Liddell finally signed the dotted line last Monday, agreeing to a three-year commitment as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

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