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CVB gets clean financial audit

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau has received a clean audit on their finances from the 2012-13 fiscal year.

AG opinion changes little on vice-mayor term limit

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.

 

Immanuel Christian School charts new path forward

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Advisors with Immanuel Christian School are looking forward to changes in the upcoming school. From the possibility of new athletic facilities to a new headmaster, advisors say the school is primed for growth.

 

Settlement brings new hope for Kerr-McGee cleanup

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.

Chicks: They're not just for Easter anymore

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the approach of Easter meant to trip to the local co-op or feed store to buy an Easter Chick. In recent years, however, the practice of buying live chicks as Easter gifts has fallen into disfavor in some quarters.

 

One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

 

County to ask to rezone land near soccer complex

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The short-term goal is to get new signs for the Columbus Soccer Complex. The long-term goal is to add fields.

Columbus L&W eyes new 5-year plan

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors tabled a proposed five-year work plan for water and sanitary sewer improvements Thursday.

Columbus School board won't go 'buy the book'

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board rejected a request of almost $2 million dollars from interim school superintendent Edna McGill, a move that could prevent students from having the proper textbooks for the 2014-15 school year.

Columbus police chief McQueen retires

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is looking for a new chief. Mayor Robert Smith said Chief Selvain McQueen relinquished his vehicle and uniform late Thursday afternoon and announced his retirement.

Leaders approve speed curbing measures

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.

Lowndes Schools addressing reading woes

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is taking steps to ensure that every child is reading on his or her grade level.

Walmart employee arrested for embezzlement

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton woman has been arrested and charged with embezzling from the Walmart in Columbus.

Supervisors grant Eka Chemicals tax exemption

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday granted a 10-year tax exemption to Eka Chemicals for an $11.65 million expansion of its facility off Nashville Ferry Road.

Council moves closer to capital improvement bond issue

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen Tuesday passed a resolution of intent to issue a $5 million capital improvement bond. That means that within the next 30 days the city must publish advertisements notifying citizens of its intention to raise taxes in order to pay back a $5 million loan aimed at improving infrastructure in Columbus.

Borsig hails boost in undergraduate degrees

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig told Columbus Rotarians Tuesday that a dramatic increase in degrees awarded is an indicator the school is on the right track.

Columbus Library celebrates National Library Week

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week this week through April 19.

 

Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.

 

 

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