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14th Avenue N. to close Sat., all throughout week

Posted 12/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A five-block section of 14th Ave. North will be closed Saturday through Dec. 23 as part of a major road and drainage project, the city has announced.

 

Columbus group hopes to help felons find jobs

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Columbus, a grassroots organization called "Released By Grace" hopes to improve the long odds that felons face in trying to find their way back into society.

 

City appeals Ethics Commission final order

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has filed an appeal of the Mississippi Ethics Commission's final order that states the mayor and council violated parts of the state's Open Meetings Act earlier this year.

 

Columbus council to mull billboard ban

Posted 12/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus' billboard committee agreed Wednesday to bring back a proposal to lift the moratorium on new billboards that has been in place since 2000.

Library to host Festival of Trees, Open House Thursday

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library invites the community to enter a winter wonderland of decorated trees.

 

Man found dead in Columbus motel

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Timothy Lloyd Bridges, 27, of Tuscaloosa, was found in Traveler's Deluxe Motel.

 

Hwy. 182 in west Lowndes Co. to close Thursday

Posted 12/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All directions of Highway 182 near where the roadway meets Artesia-West Point Road will be closed for most of the day Thursday.

Last House on The Block gives hope for alcoholics, addicts

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the men at Last House on the Block in Columbus, who they were no longer defines who they are or where their lives is headed.

Lowndes schools to push bond issue, again

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters in the Lowndes County School District will return to the polls on Feb. 3 to consider a bond that will allow the district to expand and renovate district facilities.

CMSD book order partially returned

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District has returned a portion of textbooks that have been sitting unused, according to superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

ICSC to hold workshop in Columbus

Posted 12/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Alliance and Operations program for Mississippi is holding a workshop in Columbus on Wednesday.

 

Brooks sees industrial growth promoting migration into District 5

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like several Lowndes County supervisors, Leroy Brooks is a native of his district.

National Board Certified teachers plentiful in local school districts

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three teachers in the Lowndes County School District recently received national board certification.

EMCC claims back-to-back championships

Posted 12/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Top-ranked EMCC made it back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association national championships with a 34-17 win against No. 2 Iowa Western C.C.

A piece of installation art lands in Columbus

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new character has made his way to downtown Columbus.

State denies Columbus charter school group, again

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in less than a year, a Columbus group hoping to open a charter school has been denied.

Photos: Wassail Fest 2014

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kaitlin Jones, 12, left, and her friend, Elizabeth Ludwig, 12, right, thank Rose Evans, owner of Rose's Corner Boutique, for the wassail during Wassail Fest in downtown Columbus on Friday.

 

Ethics Commission upholds newspaper's position on complaint

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Ethics Commission issued a final order Friday stating that meetings the Columbus mayor and city council held earlier this year violated three sections of the state's Open Meetings Act.

 

 

Bryant to speak at MUW's December graduation

Posted 12/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women graduates will hear from the state's top elected official at commencement Friday at 2 p.m. in Rent Auditorium.

 

Junior Grand Marshals for Christmas parade announced

Posted 12/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mini grand marshals for next Saturday's Christmas parade have been announced. Area children competed in an art contest to vie for the spot of Junior Grand Marshal.

 

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