COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Supes ask state to name bridge after Brown

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution asking state legislators to name a bridge after late Mississippi Senator Terry Brown.

Lowndes schools to present second bond issue to voters

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board is presenting another bond issue to voters.

Golden Triangle blanket drive begins Monday

Posted 11/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the temperature begins to drop, locals without heat are in need of blankets to keep warm.

Public meeting on proposed Columbus charter school is next week

Posted 11/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board will be in Columbus on Monday looking to hear from the public regarding a proposed charter school.

Columbus students say 'konnichiwa' to Japanese culture

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Cook Elementary are embarking on a tour of Japanese culture -- and they don't even have to leave Columbus.

CPD chief focuses on officers' mental, physical health

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past year, Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton has focused on community policing and building a strong department with top-notch officers.

 

Anadarko suit finalized, $68M to Columbus site

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barring an appeal, companies entrusted with cleaning up Kerr-McGee sites across the country are going to receive the money they need to do so within weeks.

 

Columbus school board questions old textbooks

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three months after the Columbus Municipal School District board voted to revamp the district's curriculum, the district is sitting on $500,000-plus worth of unused textbooks.

Oldest Lowndes vet spent 30 years in Air Force

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Elvin Woodrow Taylor was drafted into the Air Force in 1942, the last thing he thought he would be doing was flying planes.

 

Columbus KiOR not part of company's bankruptcy

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.

 

 

Changes to cell tower ordinance get OK from CPC

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed change to the city's cell phone tower law has one more hurdle to clear before it takes effect.

 

Focus at Lowndes Co. supes table is on entire county

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.

 

KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Miss. unit

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly.

 

 

KiOR says it owes $312M because it missed payment

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Biofuel maker KiOR said Friday that the $1.8 million loan payment it missed to the state of Mississippi means it now owes more than $312 million immediately.

 

New CLRA head could face conflict of interest

Posted 11/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority could be facing a conflict of interest because he also serves on the Columbus Municipal School Board.

 

KiOR fails to make MDA loan payment

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has missed its final deadline for making a $1.85 million payment on its $75 million Mississippi Development Authority loan.

 

New Hope students get visit from robotics lab

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at New Hope High School experienced hands-on learning this week when a robotics trailer visited the campus.

Tour reveals progress on Trotter

Posted 11/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Trotter Convention Center's new look will be in place by the new year.

 

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