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April sales tax income breaks $1M

Posted 4/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the Golden Triangle, sales tax collections are rising.

CLW audit: Revenues, expenses up slightly

Posted 4/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water's operating revenues for its water department were up to $10.49 million in fiscal year 2015, compared to $10.16 million in 2014.

Turner ejected from council meeting

Posted 4/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith ordered Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner removed from Tuesday's city council meeting for talking over other councilmen.

EMCC honors industry with 27th annual luncheon

Posted 4/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local leaders converged on East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus on Wednesday to celebrate the continued growth and impact of regional industry.

 

City school board to vote on CHS principal

Posted 4/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees will meet Friday to discuss hiring a new Columbus High School principal.

 

City to readvertise amphitheater bids

Posted 4/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen Tuesday voted unanimously to reject bids and re-advertise for construction on the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater.

Sparks named to CMSD board

Posted 4/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fredrick Sparks is the Columbus Municipal School District's newest board member.

Photo: My Book of Lowndes County giveaway

Posted 4/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Shelton, assistant chief with the Columbus Police Department, dressed as the famous architect of many Lowndes County bridges, Horace King, hands out books to West Lowndes Elementary School on Tuesday.

Mero brings positive, anti-bullying message to local students

Posted 4/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Tuesday, about 1,200 Lowndes County middle school students heard from Marc Mero, a retired professional wrestler turned motivational speaker, about the perils of bullying and the keys to happiness and success.

City council expected to appoint school board member

Posted 4/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council tonight can choose from seven candidates to fill a vacant city school board seat.

CPD: Man caught breaking into Acme Window Tint

Posted 4/19/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing two felonies after police said he tried to break into a Ninth Avenue North business this weekend and then flee in a stolen vehicle.

Supervisors make small withdrawal from trust fund profits

Posted 4/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A big dip in the stock market at the end of 2015 meant fewer "happy returns" on Lowndes County's $30-million-plus hospital trust fund, supervisors learned Friday during their regular board meeting.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Questions linger six months after Ball shooting

Posted 4/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has been six months since Ricky Ball died in a police-involved shooting in Columbus and state investigators have yet to release any findings.

Chamber of Commerce holds Education Luncheon

Posted 4/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 40 students from public and private schools in the Golden Triangle were recognized for Friday academic achievements at the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce's Education Awards Program at Lion Hills.

National Volunteer Week: Ortega works to engage youth in service

Posted 4/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Wednesday, Clara Ortega and a group of over 20 young volunteers gathered at Loaves and Fishes to prepare a healthy meal which they served to 97 people.

Statewide tennis tourney in Columbus

Posted 4/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was Thursday morning, less than 24 hours before Dudley Bearden returned to competitive tennis for the first time in eight years.

 

Sporting events, concerts to hit Columbus in coming days

Posted 4/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is getting its share of events in the coming week.

 

Ruffin, prolific Southern writer raised in Columbus, dies

Posted 4/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paul Ruffin, a writer who spent his formative years in Columbus and later published two novels, seven collections of poetry and a multitude of short stories and articles, has died. He was 74.

National Volunteer Week: Teriah Brown gets started with Girl Scouts

Posted 4/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Among Lowndes County's newest crop of volunteers is 7-year-old Teriah Hamilton.

 

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