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Welcome to the neighborhood: Link launches newcomer program

Posted 5/18/2011 in Business

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link wants to do more than usher in new business and industry. The chamber of commerce and economic development merger wants to welcome newcomers to the area.

 

 

Columbus council appoints members to historic preservation, recreation boards

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council made six appointments Tuesday to the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

 

Columbus woman dies after head-on collision

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 65-year-old Columbus woman died at the hospital Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision on Highway 45 at 18th Avenue North.

 

Church seeks 'neutral' presence with downtown coffee shop, pastor says

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church pastor Bo Jeffares cradled a cup of coffee at Beans and Cream in the Brickerton shopping center Monday afternoon and talked about his vision for his church and the downtown area.

 

Experts: Tourism board violated open meetings law

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to open meetings experts, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau illegally closed its April session to discuss two issues that should have been discussed openly.

 

Three arrested Friday in Starkville auto burglaries

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigations into a rash of auto burglaries have netted three arrests.

 

Columbus High staff member stable after collapse at school

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus High School staff member is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Golden Triangle after collapsing Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

 

 

C-Town Cares benefit raises more than $15,000

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The C-Town Cares concert Sunday at the Riverwalk drew more than 1,200 people and raised more than $15,000 for Smithville tornado victims, according to event organizers.

 

Fewer people filling up as gas prices rise

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday afternoon, 68-year-old William Nance pumped $10 worth of gas into his pickup. At $3.96 a gallon, $10 in mid-grade fuel doesn't go as far as it used to.

 

CVB funds festivals, amid calls for more conservative spending

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amid accusations of playing "politics" with taxpayers' dollars, the Convention and Visitors Bureau voted to fund three festivals Monday and against funding a southside family reunion.

 

 

CVB board asks former director to return items

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director James Tsismanakis cleaned out his old office earlier this year, he was a little too thorough.

 

 

Market Street sales total more than $159,000, organizers say

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sales at this year's Market Street Festival totaled more than $159,000, bringing in $11,160.63 in tax collections. And that's just "the tip of the iceberg," according to Main Street Columbus Inc. Director Amber Murphree Brislin.

 

 

Omnova union vows to fight decertification

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The process to decertify the union affiliated with Columbus' Omnova plant is moving forward. And members of Local 748-L plan to fight the decertification until the end. Union members plan to contest plans to take a decertification vote from the more than 100 workers hired to replace them.

 

New Hope woman charged with statutory rape

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old New Hope woman has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy in Lowndes County.

 

Motion to dismiss Sharp murder case denied

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An early attempt to dismiss Leslie Sharp's murder trial went nowhere Monday.

 

 

Oktibbeha supes OK road paving projects

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some much needed road work is coming, but not everyone at Monday's Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting was satisfied with the county's progress.

 

Fish fry commemorates National Nursing Home Week

Posted 5/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It takes a certain amount of derring-do and old-fashioned chutzpah to schedule a picnic on Friday the 13 -- especially in springtime Mississippi -- but after an action-packed week of celebration, staff members and guests of Windsor Place nursing home weren't about to let superstition or Mother Nature dampen their fun.

 

Lowndes plans to start drug court

Posted 5/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This summer, Lowndes County will join 39 other Mississippi counties with drug courts in place.

 

 

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