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Bridge, board vacancies on council agenda

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday is expected to reject all bids for a $2.2 million bridge restoration project and re-advertise for new bids.

 

Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority completes $850,000 worth of projects

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly two years of work, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority finally is closing the files on its project of renovating and rehabilitating community centers.

 

Miss. voter ID not in use for March 13 primaries

Posted 3/6/2012 in State

Mississippi voters won't have to show a driver's license or other photo identification to cast ballots in the March 13 presidential and congressional primaries, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday.

 

Catfish in the Alley a success

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The night air at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market Monday was filled with familiar smells and sounds -- fresh catfish dipped in spices, sizzling in peanut oil and the music of Big Joe Shelton, playing the harmonica.

Young leaders: Hairstons cited by state publication for civic and business contributions

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life for Columbus couple Trip and Bethany Reed Hairston is all about balance -- balancing a family with three children, three cats and a dog; finding time to participate in civic activities and overseeing several business ventures.

Three 'Leap Day' babies welcomed at BMH-GT

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a phenomena that typically occurs every four years, the same four years in which the country elects a new president.

Local businesses honored at White House

Posted 3/3/2012 in Area

A local business and a local bank were among the honorees at a White House event held Feb. 21 to recognize the partnership of financial institutions and rural manufacturing companies across America.

Moonshiners arrested in Winston Co.

Posted 3/3/2012 in State

Two Winston County men were arrested Thursday for manufacturing and selling moonshine.

 

City of Crawford opens new community center

Posted 3/3/2012 in Area

The City of Crawford could be a metaphor for blighted small towns across the state -- low on population and funding with decaying buildings and high unemployment rates.

 

Race begins for cancer fundraiser

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the calendar edges toward April, organizers for the American Cancer Society's Lowndes County Relay for Life are gearing up for what they hope will be their best fundraiser in recent years. Similar relays will be held in more than 5,100 locations around the world to raise money for cancer research, advocacy, education and awareness.

 

Universal playground planned for Sudduth

Next week, children, parents and teachers of Sudduth Elementary School will be seeing stars. For the past week, students have been decorating tiles with stars in preparation for a bigger project -- the new universal playground, which will be built at Sudduth Elementary School this fall.

 

Food Giant and Red Cross team up for fundraiser

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hey mister, have you got a dime? Paying a few extra cents on your grocery bill could add up to a big help for people in northeast Mississippi.

 

Three arrested in MSU kidnapping

Three fraternity members were arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping a female student in Starkville Thursday around 10 p.m.

 

 

MSU student charged in kidnapping hoax

The Mississippi State University student who fabricated her abduction Wednesday was charged Friday with filing a false police report.

 

Saturday profile: Patricia Thornton

Posted 3/2/2012 in Area

Patricia Thornton, 30, is the assistant director of the Pines/Cady Hill Adult Treatment Center, which is a part of West Point-based Community Counseling. Thornton is a native of Durant.

 

Updated: Closings due to weather threat

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some events have been rescheduled and businesses closed due the threat of severe weather.

 

 

Ward one updated on city projects

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Constituents in Ward 1 turned out Thursday night at the Townsend Park Community Center for an informal meeting with the ward's councilman, Gene Taylor, city department heads and other city officials.

 

 

Triplett appeals child pornography conviction

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a child pornography case from Mississippi.

 

 

It's official: 68 teachers, staff terminated

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adair, Adam, Agerton, Black ... The names behind the numbers behind the decision to lay off 68 city school teachers and support staff. The measure passed 4-1 at Thursday night's school board meeting, with board member Bruce Hanson casting the lone dissenting vote.

 

 

Deadline extended for superintendent search

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District closed the application process on Jan. 31 and received packets of information on nine candidates last week from the Mississippi School Boards Association, which was hired in July to conduct the search.

 

 

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