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Calling all heroes: Red Cross kicks off fundraising campaign

Posted 3/9/2012 in Area

The local chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off its annual Heroes campaign Thursday, with participants gathering for an appreciation luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Severstal seeking Summer interns

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recruitment has begun for Severstal North America's popular summer internship program, which pairs student interns with mentors to give the students meaningful, real-world experience.

 

New hospital officers announced for OCH

The Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center Thursday announced a change in hospital leadership.

 

Lowndes School Board supports prayer proposal

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board Friday voted 4 - 0 to support a school prayer proposal wending its way through the state legislature.

 

 

Lowndes District 1 Volunteer Fire Department begins fundraising

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To update equipment and modernize fire trucks, the Lowndes County District 1 Volunteer Fire Department is embarking on a drive to raise $10,000.

 

Local airman promoted

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airman 1st Class Gio'Vonnie Ellis, left, a Columbus native, was recently promoted.

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society moves forward with new facility

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By late afternoon Thursday, it was almost too dark to see the dogs in their concrete holding pens at the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. A few strips of fluorescent lights struggled to penetrate the gloom, but the majority of the lights stopped working weeks ago.

Borsig: MUW adjusting to budget cuts

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As state legislators continue to cut the education budget, tuition now is the principal method of financing for colleges and universities, Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday.

Holliman released from prison

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Convicted in 2008 of his wife's murder, a Caledonia man -- Brian Holliman -- was released from prison Tuesday, pending a new trial, after the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

 

Miss. Supreme Court rules Barbour pardons valid

Posted 3/9/2012 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court Thursday upheld the pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour, during his final days in office, including several convicted in Lowndes and Okitbbeha counties.

 

 

Bomb threat at Fairview Elementary

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The eighth bomb threat of the school year occurred this morning, three days after a bomb threat at Columbus High School.

 

East Columbus neighborhood organizes watch

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The catch phrase Thursday night was delivered -- with moxie -- by a silver-haired lady in the front row of a local nursing home's dining room, when Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen thrust a microphone in her face and asked what people should do when they see suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

 

Longtime Caledonia deputy marshals resign abruptly

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former law enforcement officers John Pevey and Ben Gill hired as replacements.

 

First Lady Deborah Bryant tours Smithville

Posted 3/8/2012 in State

Nearly a year after a deadly tornado left the Smithville community in shambles, Mississippi's First Lady Deborah Bryant witnessed the process of rebuilding the town, including efforts to associate Smithville with a new image.

MSU student entrepreneur enjoys worldwide storytelling audience

Looking at Brad Overbey with his gorilla costume and his pet dog dressed like Batman, it's easy to think the Mississippi State student is just goofing around.

 

Marriages and Divorces 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Building Permits 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

$1M worth of narcotics seized in Tuesday arrests

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Destined for Columbus and other areas, about $1 million in narcotics was taken out of circulation Tuesday.

 

Beer may hit the shelves soon at Cal-City Grocery

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forcing relocation to a larger adjacent room, a Caledonia Town Hall meeting audience of about 30 Tuesday night witnessed an ongoing dispute between the Board of Aldermen and the new owner of Cal-City Grocery, Jeff Doty, of Aberdeen.

 

 

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