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A 'safe haven': Tanning salon, oxygen bar offers unique addition to Columbus

Posted 6/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A massaging chair leans into a full recline. In the room surrounding, there are breaths of the relief: Eucalyptus for headaches. Lavender for depression. Lemon grass for arthritis. Almond to suppress appetite. Vanilla for nerves.

Columbus Council approves list of roads for paving

Posted 6/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

That jarring pothole on the way to work could soon be replaced by a fresh sheet of paving. The City Council has approved the list of 70 roads that will be paved, striped or repaired this year by Falcon Contracting at a cost of $2,227,872.


Purchase of sludge disposal land halted

Posted 6/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The controversial purchase of city sludge disposal land was put on hold Wednesday, when the nearly $1 million contract between the Light and Water board and a local developer expired.



Tune in to HGTV Friday for local slant

Posted 6/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.


West Point converts police cruisers to propane auto gas

Posted 6/9/2011 in Area

The city of West Point announced Wednesday they will convert eight 2009 Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers for the use of propane auto gas.


District: Former Starkville principal's lawsuit 'doubtful'

Starkville School District board president Keith Coble said it was a financial compromise to settle former high school principal Kathi Wilson's lawsuit against the district, not an admission of guilt.



'Bullyvard' set in motion: City officials OK application of $400,000 grant for renovations

Starkville is a small step closer to the "Bullyvard." As a consent agenda item, the Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday to seek a $400,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant to be spent on conceptual planning for renovating Highway 12 around the intersection of Russell Street.



Lightning hits Miss. military base; 77 to hospital

Posted 6/8/2011 in State

CAMP SHELBY -- Two Air Force Reserve cadets were taken to a hospital by ambulance and 75 others by bus after a lightning strike Wednesday at a southern Mississippi military training base, a spokeswoman said.



Building Permits 6-8-11

Posted 6/8/2011 in Business

Columbus and Lowndes County building permits April 26 - May5


Columbus School District renovates Hunt school

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is moving its alternative school, testing department and special education portion of the office of federal programs from central office to Hunt.

Starkville Reed's unveils new line of TOMS sunglasses

Reed's of Starkville was one of 90 stores worldwide -- and one of approximately 30 non-chain retailers -- selected to host the unveiling of a new TOMS product line Tuesday.


Starkville school board meetings move to larger venue

At the end of a 2 1/2 hour meeting Tuesday night, the Starkville School District board of trustees voted unanimously to move their meetings from the traditional boardroom at the Greensboro Center to the auditorium beginning with the board's July 5 meeting.


Park and Recreation: Neighborhood parks plan about halfway to completion

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the past year, the city of Columbus and Lowndes County have put their focus and their money toward quality of life projects, specifically involving recreation.

Community Counseling asks Lowndes county to consider increasing funding

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2010, Community Counseling Services helped 1,851 individuals in Lowndes County, or 3.25 percent of the population, with mental health or drug and alcohol dependence.

Illegal immigrant charged with sexual battery in Lowndes County

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old illegal immigrant has been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old female relative at his Lowndes County residence.


Columbus City Council appoints manager of Wendy's to tourism board

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday against reappointing local restaurateur John Bean to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead picking the manager of the Wendy's on Highway 182 for the position.



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