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No money from KiOR as loan deadline arrives

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi officials say they haven't gotten any money from faltering biofuel firm KiOR and don't expect any on Friday, the deadline for KiOR to make a $1.9 million debt payment.

 

Mayor's Thanksgiving luncheon canceled

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A yearly Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens in Columbus will not happen this year.

Columbus man arrested for machete

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested earlier this week after officers found a machete in his pants.

 

Absentee voting ends Saturday

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The deadline for absentee voting in next week's general election is Saturday at noon.

 

 

City council mulls options for HOME program

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The HOME Investment Partnership Program has a little more than $4 million in its upcoming funding cycle, and Columbus councilmen have begun working to find consensus on what residences will be on the city's application.

 

Bond set for man accused of shooting at CPD

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man accused of shooting at a Columbus police officer received a $100,000 bond for the charge on Wednesday.

Tax liens on judicial candidate exceed $550K

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Internal Revenue Service has placed liens totaling more than half a million dollars against a local candidate running for Circuit Court judge, according to Lowndes County courthouse documents.

Several goals from '12 planning session met

Posted 10/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several strategic city planning objectives have been met while other goals set at the time continue to be addressed.

Police standoff leads to 2 arrests

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident Tuesday on the north side of Columbus that included gunshots, a man stripping out of his clothes, a large crowd and a three-hour-plus standoff ended with two men in custody.

District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying to represent District 17 in the state senate next year fielded questions on topics ranging from education to industry to gun control during a debate Tuesday at the Mississippi University for Women.

Columbus paving projects begin this week

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first paving projects included in the $4.5 million Columbus street improvement project are under way.

Court upholds Lowndes sexual battery conviction

Posted 10/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Sunday school teacher convicted of sexual battery has been denied a new trial by the state Court of Appeals.

Downtown alley redesign begins

Posted 10/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The design stage for the restoration of two downtown Columbus alleyways has begun.

C Spire looks to residential areas for cell towers

Posted 10/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A wireless provider seeking more favorable location guidelines for cell tower sites in Columbus will have to wait until next month to find out if its request will be granted.

Man charged with embezzling from local veteran's group

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been arrested and charged with embezzling from a local veteran's association.

W receives gift of more than $2M in support of scholarships

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of Mississippi University for Women founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More common in women, but breast cancer strikes men, too

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roughly, 2,360 cases will be diagnosed in men in 2014. About 430 men will die from the disease, according to the The American Cancer Society.

Lowndes County Senate candidates prepare for election

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 10 days, Lowndes County voters will go to the polls to choose which of four candidates will fill the unexpired term of former District 17 state senator Terry Brown.

 

CMSD unveils new website

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District unveiled a new website last week.

 

 

LCSD looking for armed robbery suspects

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men responsible for the armed robbery of a Crawford convenience store.

 

 

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