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Citizens speak out against proposed railroad closings

Posted 8/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Many residents at a community meeting regarding the possibility of closing six railroad crossings in Southside seemed to have made their minds up before they got to the gathering. The crossings need to be repaired, they said, but closing them would be a problem.

 

Suspect in drug case asks judge to toss evidence

Posted 8/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Officials consider new port for Lowndes Co.

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Port Authority board members are mulling the feasibility of adding a second port on the Tennesseee-Tombigbee Waterway but discussions are still in the earliest stages, director John Hardy said.

 

City looks for outreach coordinator internally

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though it is not externally advertising for the position, the city is actively looking for a community outreach coordinator, Columbus Human Resource Director Pat Mitchell said.

 

Railroad crossing closures to be discussed at Ward 1 meeting

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first public discussions of a proposal to close some railroad crossings in Columbus will take place tonight during a Ward 1 meeting at the Townsend Community Center.

 

 

Child dies after Friday morning collision

Posted 8/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after injuries sustained in a Friday morning traffic accident.

 

Holliman re-trial begins Monday

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years after being convicted of murdering his wife, Brian Holliman will once again face a jury Monday. Jury selection begins Monday before Judge Lee Howard at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court after Holliman's attorney was granted a change of venue.

City remains in negotiations for Trotter job

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the Trotter Convention Center can receive its face lift, the facility's committee must approve an architect for the job. That has yet to happen, according to committee member and Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong.

Mayor OKs time extension for bus service

Posted 8/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith agreed to a 17-day extension Friday to Lawrence Transit System to have its bus service up and running.

 

Columbus schools approve uniform changes

Posted 8/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in the Columbus Municipal School District will be able to add a little color to their uniform choice this year.

 

 

KiOR reports second-quarter loss

Posted 8/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR on Thursday reported a second quarter 2013 net loss of $38.5 million, or 36 cents per share. This is a 7.2 million increase in net loss from the year's first quarter.

 

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 8/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old Columbus man has been arrested and charged with statutory rape. Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department arrested Darius Ellis, of 60 Caribou Cove, Monday night.

CMSD set to approve budget

Posted 8/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board will meet Saturday to discuss the district's budget for the 2013-2014 school year.

Insurance issue halts Lawrence Transit

Posted 8/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An insurance issue centering around shelters at bus stops has prevented Lawrence Transit System from meeting today's deadline for the start of its operations.

Councilmen make cuts as budget talks progress

Posted 8/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a city budget workshop Thursday, Columbus council members cut an $860,836 deficit for next year's budget in half before agreeing to Mayor Robert Smith's request to break camp and discuss further cuts individually with department heads.

Oglen pleads guilty in armed robbery case

Posted 8/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County teenager was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty for his part in an armed robbery and burglary of a Columbus woman.

J5/Broaddus owner stands behind Smith

Posted 8/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jabari Edwards, owner of project managing firm J5/Broaddus said Thursday he stands behind one of his employees, Orlando Rendall Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith. The younger Smith was arrested Saturday.

 

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