COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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United Way seeks fan donations

Posted 5/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Temperatures have been relatively cool this week, but several hot days, along with the advent of summer, prompted local agencies to distribute electric fans to low income families this week. The annual fan drive began in 2006 and is a coordinated outreach effort by the United Way of Lowndes County and Helping Hands.

 

Organizers: Market Street numbers up over last year

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Final figures are still being calculated, but organizers for the 17th Annual Market Street Festival -- Columbus' largest outdoor event -- are projecting more than 36,000 people attended the weekend event. Main Street Columbus Executive Director Amber Brislin said sales indicated the event drew a larger crowd than in 2011.

Columbus Air Force Base noise levels and risk down

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn't voice them Tuesday, during a presentation by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

 

Redistricting talks continue Thursday

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex, the Columbus City Council Thursday will continue redistricting discussions, with Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson.

 

Lowndes Supervisors implement scheduled drug testing for road department

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a preemptive measure, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to perform drug tests on all Road Department employees once a year and then employees will randomly be chosen for drug tests three subsequent times throughout the year.

 

CPD investigating armed robbery and burglary

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery.

 

 

Columbus Arts Council announces winners of Market Street Juried Art Exhibit

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Columbus nurse receives ten-year sentence for abuse

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus nurse Monday was sentenced for felony abuse of a vulnerable person.

 

Arrest report 5-8-12

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus police investigating theft of English bulldog and AC unit

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An English bulldog valued at about $3,000 was allegedly stolen Monday afternoon.

 

 

Photos from the 2012 Market Street Festival

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Habitat begins home for Columbus family

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's the little things she misses most. Snuggling beneath the covers with her sister, watching movies. Slipping into her mother's room to say good morning. Brushing her teeth and spitting toothpaste into the sink instead of a plastic cup.

CMSD seeks public input on superintendent search

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for the next city schools superintendent is finally gaining steam after a year of stops, starts and reversals.

Market Street Festival a hot attraction

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Temperatures were blisteringly hot for the 17th annual Market Street Festival, but spirits were high, and steady foot traffic kept vendors busy Saturday.

MUW graduates urged to fully utilize education

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Shirley A. Graves is recognized as a leader and trailblazer for women in her field, but in 1957, she was not very different from the soon-to-be graduates sitting in front of her Saturday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.

Former CAFB pilots recall life-threatening mission

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With each mission, a pilot risks not returning. Instructor pilots repeat safety procedures so many times, by the time a student pilot graduates, the procedures are routine.

 

New MUW police chief needed

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Mississippi University for Women's police force is no longer employed with the department, university officials confirmed Friday.

 

 

Eastbound US Highway 82 in Lowndes County closed due to accident

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.

 

 

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