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County relocates East Columbus polling place

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has relocated an East Columbus polling site.

 

 

Judicial candidates tout experience, results

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates from widely different backgrounds and experiences are facing off Tuesday for the newly created Place 3 16th Circuit Court judge position.

 

 

Aldermen to consider new Florida Care site

Posted 10/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a request by Florida Care Properties to build a new 8,500-square-foot building at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.

 

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Business

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.

 

Man dies attempting rescue on highway in Alabama

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

A man rushing to help a truck driver whose rig was burning on Interstate 65 vaulted a retaining wall and plunged to his death, apparently not realizing he was atop a bridge.

 

 

Link earns national awards, article in Forbes

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following a brief bout of negative news at the local level, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is making national headlines for the right reasons.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.

 

West Point mayor takes leave of absence

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

WEST POINT -- West Point Mayor Scott Ross has taken an indefinite leave of absence from his duties.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Area

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

Deputies catch suspected burglar

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspected burglar was captured Thursday after fleeing from police and launching an hours-long manhunt in the woods off Harris Road.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

Link earns national awards, article in Forbes

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

Following a brief bout of negative news at the local level, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is making national headlines for the right reasons.

 

Trucking company plans to expand to former Artex plant in West Point

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Business

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

CL&W expected to make $1 million offer for sludge land today

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water representatives are expected to meet with a local developer today to offer him almost $1 million for 118 acres south of the city.

 

 

Bias accusation leveled against festival organizers

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegations of political bias have been leveled at the organizers of the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival.

 

 

Simple steps can help avoid fire tragedies

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With chilly temperatures expected over the next week, Columbus officials are once again stressing the need of winter safety.

 

AVID program helps put college within reach for high schoolers

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus High School freshmen recently visited the Mississippi University for Women Art Department to make bowls for a local soup kitchen. Using a potter's wheel to mold the clay, the students' fun activity was part of a worthy cause, but the field trip was about more than just art appreciation. It was more about college appreciation.

 

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