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Columbus council reinstates changes to budget

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council reinstated 24 budget amendments Tuesday, ending a drawn-out discussion about whether councilmen can approve non-emergency budget changes.



UPDATED: How you can volunteer, donate to the tornado relief effort

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.



State College Board wants funding formula revisited

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.



Lowndes man guilty in cowbell assault at MSU football game

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.



Mississippi River levee blasted, but historic water levels still expected

Posted 5/3/2011 in State

The dramatic, late-night demolition of a levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland Tuesday, but did nothing to ease the risk of more trouble downstream in some parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.



Miss. 9/11 families relieved about bin Laden death

Posted 5/3/2011 in State

Mississippians impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks say they're relieved Osama bin Laden is dead, although his demise doesn't alter their memories of a day that jolted Americans' sense of security.



Land leases, graduation top Oktibbeha schools agenda

Oktibbeha County School District officials set a minimum price they want for hunting and fishing leases on the school's 16th Section land in a meeting where they also heard reports on student issues.



Lowndes plans to test tornado sirens Wednesday

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Emergency Management is testing its tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.



Reports of progress, successes at Oktibbeha schools

Principals of the four schools in Oktibbeha County School District gave school board members reports of progress, successes, and wishes and needs for the coming years.



Oktibbeha supervisors stand by to aid storm recovery

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors broadcast the message Monday that the county is here to help.



Lowndes County buys 857 acres for industrial park

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clearing the way for industrial growth, Lowndes County supervisors agreed Monday to significantly expand the region's industrial aerospace park at a cost of $6.4 million.



Oktibbeha school board hears program overview

School board officials heard a year's worth of reports on programs and departments within the Oktibbeha County School District at Monday night's meeting.



Severstal Columbus names new manager

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal North America has appointed 35-year industry veteran Wilbur A. Winland vice president and general manager of its Lowndes County steel plant.



Man Tased in Columbus courtroom

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 46-year-old man was Tased by police Monday in Columbus Municipal Court after he allegedly punched a bailiff in the eye and fought officers.



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