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Project Blast targets struggling students

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two new after-school tutoring programs will focus on helping under-performing elementary students. Project Boost and Project Blast began last week within the Columbus Municipal School District and are being offered at four of the district's elementary schools.

Monday profile: 'Superhero' Weeks lauded as Parent of the Year

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Roberta Weeks, volunteering is not some great philosophical issue. Instead, it's pretty simple: Find a need and fill it.

CL&W to accept bids for new meters

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inadequate performance in the automatic meter system Columbus Light and Water intended to install for all its customers will necessitate restarting the bid-seeking process for a new meter provider, CL&W General Manager Todd Gale said.

 

5 businesses broken into in one week in Aberdeen

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Arrest report 4-22-13

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

The W celebrates 40th anniversary of nursing program

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW's College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.

Despite challenges, MUW shows growth

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While enrollment is down nationwide, enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up more than two percent, university president Dr. Jim Borsig said Friday.

City officials to travel to Indiana to observe bus service

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A clearer picture could emerge about the potential for a bus service in Columbus when city officials travel to Lawrence, Ind., next week to meet with representatives from Lawrence Transit System, city director of federal programs Travis Jones said Friday.

 

Attorney donates Welty memorabilia to MUW

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gift of first-edition, signed books, as well as photographs, magazines, monographs and related memorabilia representing the career of Eudora Welty has been donated to Mississippi University for Women by a Jackson attorney.

 

Two killed in Thursday night crash

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women were killed on Highway 82 in Columbus Thursday night after their stalled vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.

Faithful turn to prayer in wake of tragedies

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured. "Lord have mercy," she whispered. And she fell to her knees.

A father's mission: Son's suicide prompts Halligan to warn parents of dangers of bullying

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words remain fresh and painful in John Halligan's mind: "I hate that school, I hate that school. I never want to go back there again. Can you home-school me? Can we move?"

Navistar celebrates milestone

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Navistar Defense armored cab testing representative Wesley Jenkins knows he has an important job -- keeping soldiers safe.

February tax revenues down nearly $40K

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the sixth consecutive month, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. The city's sales tax check for the month of April is $698,385.72 -- a $37,403.25 decrease from April 2012, it is the sharpest decrease from a previous year's monthly total since September 2010.

MUW kicks off homecoming today

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The long blue line is coming home, with hundreds expected to celebrate Mississippi University for Women's homecoming, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday.

Caledonia hires interim town clerk

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.

Lathan optimistic about Golden Triangle's future

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle is poised for new industries and job growth, said Brenda Lathan, Golden Triangle Development Link vice president for economic development, during GTDL's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College.

 

Fire at Corps of Engineers barn estimated at $350K in losses

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.

 

Council OKs street upgrades, hiring policy

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.

 

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