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Hitching Lot Farmers' Market officially opens with homegrown, homemade wares

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eager for the homegrown and homemade, deal-hunters prowled the booths of the freshly opened Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus, picking up everything from pies to "redneck backscratchers."

 

Schools: CMSD interim superintendent reaches out to leaders about dropout rates

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Martha Liddell, interim superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, spent Friday afternoon speaking about a subject close to her heart -- dropout prevention.

 

Helping hands: Area residents provide relief for those impacted by tornadoes

Posted 5/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.

MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.

Kior breaks ground, and draws customers, for Columbus biofuels plant

Posted 5/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

FedEx is the latest company to sign an offtake agreement with Kior, a biofuels plant slated to begin production in Columbus in 2012. FedEx plans to use oil produced from biomass, mainly wood chips, in its ground fleet.

Friendship House demolition could lead to ordinance changes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday's demolition of a historic property in downtown Columbus has left some preservationists and supporters asking what can be done in the future to prevent similar cases.

Local entrepreneur looks for answer to Africa's poverty

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disease malaria stunts social and economic development in Africa, costing the continent an estimated $12 billion a year in productivity, according to a recent study released by the Roll Back Malaria campaign.

 

Deputies back at work after fatal shooting

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five Lowndes County sheriff's deputies who were suspended following a deadly shootout Monday are back at work today.

 

 

Port readies roads, rails for Kior plant

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority is preparing for the planned 2012 opening of the Kior biofuels plant, at the port.

 

 

Arrest Report 5-12-11

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported these felony arrests over the past week:

 

 

Appeals court rejects suit against county, city police

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another setback for the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., her wrongful-death lawsuit against Columbus and Lowndes County was thrown out Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

 

 

West Point accountant convicted for helping client evade taxes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point CPA Gary Hamilton was convicted Wednesday of helping Tupelo developer Jack Holleman evade federal income taxes from 1996 to 2005.

 

Church demolishes Friendship House

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pale green Victorian house, which has stood at the center of downtown controversy for months, now lies in a heap of rubble -- demolished by its owners, soon to be forgotten by the world.

Accounting firm moving into space in old Parker Furniture building; new downtown coffee shops planned

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A storefront on College Street is being restored to its former glory. Mitchener, Crowder and Stacey Certified Public Accountants is moving into the space, formerly occupied by Parker Furniture.

Lowndes cocaine suspect skips out on trial

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As prospective jury members were being sorted through by attorneys, a Lowndes County man decided to give up on the judicial process.

 

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to get students moving through play

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Saturday, May 21, the Frank P. Phillips YMCA invites all kids and parents in Lowndes County to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day.

 

New Hope teacher indicted for sexual battery on student

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope math teacher pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of a 17-year-old student Tuesday after she was indicted by a grand jury.

 

BancorpSouth to close 23 branches in six states

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.

 

Lowndes woman hurt in one-car wreck

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old woman suffered facial cuts and possibly a fracture today when her white sedan careened into a drainage ditch.

 

West Point educator named new Columbus High principal

Posted 5/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point High School associate principal Scott Hallmark will replace current CHS principal Craig Shannon.

 

 

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