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Book remembers Mississippi football's 'backwoods Bear'

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert "Bull" Sullivan has been called the "toughest coach there ever was." The former East Mississippi Junior College football coach was known to line his players up on the edge of a snake- and alligator-infested pond for drills, order them to attend 2 a.m. practice sessions and play their way through aches and pains that would sideline many opponents.

In West Point, beautification under way to lure businesses, visitors

Posted 12/18/2010 in Area

Downtown West Point is only a few blocks from Highway 45 Alternate, but many motorists who pass through the Golden Triangle's northernmost city don't pull off the busy thoroughfare to see local attractions.

 

Columbus native Ivy named head of national architects' group

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Thursday the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects named Robert Ivy its new CEO. Ivy, who grew up in Columbus and for a time practiced architecture here, is editor and chief of Architectural Record.

 

 

Disaster aid available for Starkville tornado victims

Posted 12/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Victims of the Nov. 29 tornado in Starkville have until Feb. 7 to apply for disaster recovery loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, but the Administration's local Disaster Loan Outreach Center only will be open for two more days.

 

Going postal on Christmas: Internet sales spur deluge of packages

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Millions of boxes are flying and rolling around the country as online sales rule the holiday season.

 

Panel: Shrink Columbus tourism board to six members

Posted 12/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors may shrink from eight members to six before inflating to nine.

 

Developers could benefit from revival of low-interest loan program for Main Street

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus Inc. and developers are pushing to revive a long-dead low-interest loan program that helped spruce up downtown buildings.

Detectives pursue tip in missing-girl cold case

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following up on an urban legend, Lowndes County Sheriff's deputies are planning to drain a well in hopes of finding a girl who has been missing more than 24 years.

 

Creek flood monitoring would cost $70,000

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City and county officials will soon have to decide if 12 hours of warning for a flood-prone East Columbus neighborhood is worth $70,000 over the next three years.

 

 

Hunt student remembered as people person

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a sad way to begin the holiday break for teachers, students and staff at Hunt Intermediate School. Thursday, they got the news a student at the school passed away the day before. Twelve-year-old Traveres R. Malone Jr. died at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Thursday morning; he needed a heart transplant.

 

 

Court: E911 dispatcher was not discriminated against

Posted 12/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a three-day trial in Oxford, a federal court jury has ruled that a former Columbus-Lowndes E911 dispatcher was not fired because of her race.

 

Citizens: Starkville needs municipal building

Posted 12/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During two recent tours of City Hall, a total of 21 Starkville residents walked through the 71-year-old structure on Lampkin Street and discovered what city employees have attested for years: Starkville needs a new municipal building.

Developers could benefit from revival of low-interest loan program for Main Street

Posted 12/17/2010 in Business

Main Street Columbus Inc. and developers are pushing to revive a long-dead low-interest loan program that helped spruce up downtown buildings.

 

Christmas decorations stolen in Ala. frat prank

Posted 12/16/2010 in Business

As many as 20 members of two Samford University fraternities face disciplinary action in what police describe as a holiday prank that went too far: The theft of Christmas decorations from lawns around Jefferson County.

 

 

Firefighter charged with sex crime, arson

Posted 12/16/2010 in Business

A Mississippi firefighter with a criminal history that includes an arson conviction in Arkansas is now charged with setting seven fires and molesting an 11-year-old child.

 

 

Supes ask tourism board to hold off on new director search

Posted 12/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors wants the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to delay naming a new director for a while.

 

 

Arrest report 12-16-10

Posted 12/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center reported the following felony arrests for Dec. 8-14.

 

 

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