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Junior Auxiliary of Columbus announces court for upcoming ball

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An annual rite of spring is just around the corner. The 61st annual Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball will take place Saturday, April 2, at Trotter Convention Center.

 

Lowndes tests new Miss. teacher evaluation tools

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County schools are testing one of three teacher evaluation instruments for the state Department of Education. When one is selected, it will be used as a pilot in select areas of the state to gauge teacher effectiveness.

 

For teachers, it's all about the eval

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Locally, teacher evaluations are used mostly to map out plans for improvement. In districts in other parts of the county, they easily can translate into a teacher losing his or her job.

 

Happy birthday, Tennessee: Columbus marks birth of most famous literary son

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans of Tennessee Williams hit the road Saturday in Columbus, crisscrossing town for a series of birthday events honoring the playwright.

 

To land employment, job seekers must lower expectations, experts say

Posted 3/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.

 

War stories: World War II double ace recounts exploits at CAFB

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After shooting down one of two German fighter planes, World War II double ace Alwin Max Juchheim Jr. ran out of ammo. So, he used his wing to knock off the other plane's fuel tank.

 

Omnova moves on with replacement workers

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Omnova strike, which has dragged on for the better part of a year, could end with the strikers walking away from the company many of them have worked for their entire adult lives.

 

 

Bill targeting uninsured motorists sent to governor

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawmakers are targeting the 28 percent of Mississippi motorists who are uninsured.

 

Saturday party in Williams' honor supports, celebrates arts

Posted 3/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tennessee Williams centennial celebration continues Saturday with a gala and auction/birthday party at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.

 

Arrest report 3-24-11

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Marshals have arrested a 23-year-old Columbus man for robbery after receiving numerous tips through Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.

 

 

Genealogy video conference set for Friday

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide interactive video conference Friday will bring experts on genealogical topics to County Extension offices in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Columbus tourism bill passes House

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and private legislation to add three members to the six-member Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board passed the Mississippi House of Representatives today.

 

Higgins: County emerging from economic 'dip'

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County are poised for their best year since 2008 in terms of economic development, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Wednesday.

With humor, 'serious stuff,' Williams' world comes to life

Posted 3/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even in his early career, Tennessee Williams tackled timeless issues plaguing individuals and society.

Columbus woman followed Tennessee Williams since the first act

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Palmer, 92, of Columbus, was among a neighborhood group in Memphis, Tenn., to get a first glimpse at an amateur play by Tennessee Williams. It was the summer of 1935, just before Ann Palmer's 16th birthday. Tennessee Williams, then about 25, was in town visiting his grandparents.

Presley: Telemarketing scams continue to rise

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Scams have advanced almost as rapidly as technology, and thousands of Mississippians have been taken in, according to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.

One Army vet's special op: Raising money for troops

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The military marching cadence of "left, left, left, right left," has probably taken on a whole new meaning for Corp. Matt Parrish, 31, a reserve combat medic for the U.S. Army, who hoofed it through Columbus yesterday as part of his "Trek for Hope."

 

Public hearing on Lowndes redistricting set

Posted 3/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents get the chance to weigh in on the redistricting plan approved by Lowndes County supervisors last week.

 

 

Lowndes County Circuit Court 3-22-11

Posted 3/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following sentences were handed down in the February term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

The earlier, the better: Bill explores age change for kindergarten students

Posted 3/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An extra two months can mean a lot when you're 5. Currently in Mississippi, children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten in the fall. Recently passed legislation could push that date back to July 1, as early as the 2013-14 school year.

 

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