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Man tries to steal ambulance

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle.



Drug arrest turns into game of hide and seek

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday drug arrest turned into a game of hide and seek for officers with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.



State College Board could approve tuition increase

Posted 4/21/2012 in Area

Students of Mississippi's eight public universities, including Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, may soon face increased tuition costs.


Weather cooperates for Starkville's Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Overcast skies and cool temperatures dominated Saturday, but organizers of the Cotton District Arts Festival said the weather did nothing to hamper the festival's spirit.

New Columbus hotels expected to meet needs

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With three new hotels in some stage of early planning or development, Columbus soon will have more than a thousand rooms available for guest rentals, a perfect number said Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.


The W to consider reinstating athletics program

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sports may return to Mississippi University for Women, President Dr. Jim Borsig announced Thursday to a crowd of former coaches, players and supporters gathered in the Emma Ody Pohl gymnasium.



Building Permits 4-20-12

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Building permits for the week of April 15, 2012.



Marriages and divorces 4-20-12

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Marriages and Divorces for the week of April 15, 2012.


Business brief: Bassett hired

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Drake E. Bassett has been hired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Palmer Home for Children.


Business brief: Enis awarded

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Phyllis Enis has received the International Sterling Society designation award.



Business brief: Prather inducted

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Lenore L. Prather of Columbus will be inducted into the 2012 University of Mississippi School of Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend at the Inn at Ole Miss.


Business brief: Tate honored

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Wendy Tate, director of nursing at Mississippi HomeCare of Eupora, has been named the national Servant Leader of the Year by LHC Group, one of the nation's leading providers of post-acute care services.

Business brief: Davidson inducted

Posted 4/20/2012 in Business

Fourteenth Chancery District Judge H. Jim Davidson Jr. of Columbus has been named Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.

Loving Elisha: Raising a child with autism

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's hard to tell how he's going to react. The good days are very good, but the bad days are so awful she wants to crawl in bed and cry.


Tax collections up in Columbus, West Point

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's chief financial officer, Mike Bernsen, Tuesday told the Columbus City Council of an increase in sales tax paid in February.



Aberdeen school takeover awaits governor's action

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved a state takeover of the Aberdeen school district.


Area businesses honored for innovations

Posted 4/20/2012 in Area

If a tree falls in the forest and a new kind of machine strips it of its limbs and bark in one swift operation, does it make a sound?

Arledge puts his stamp on sheriff's department

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the numerous questions Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge fields daily, "How many deputies do you have?" seems to be the most prevalent. Arledge had the opportunity Thursday to answer the question in a public setting, hopefully satisfying the curious, if even for a moment.

A calling and a mission: Sale's Bragg named top administrator for second time

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All was quiet at Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School Wednesday afternoon. Principal Nancy Bragg walked past empty classrooms, past the newly mopped cafeteria, and down a hallway as silent as a lazy summer's day.


Councilmen trade barbs in redistricting discussions

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Wednesday began discussions on redistricting the city's six wards, during a specially called meeting at which Mayor Robert Smith was absent and Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin presided.



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