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Planning Commission approves zoning for two homes

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a rezoning request and a permitted-use request.

 

72nd annual Pilgrimage comes to an end

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two weeks of home tours, carriage rides and other activities, the 72nd annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage came to a close Saturday.

 

MUW Homecoming begins next week

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is gearing up for homecoming next weekend, celebrating its 128th year of educating women, as the state's first public college for women, and its 30th year of educating men. Campus organizers have planned a jam-packed calendar of events April 20-22, encompassing a wide gamut of interests, ranging from music to sports.

 

Library features 'Supper with Authors' and more to celebrate National Library Week

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 with several special events.

Church brings Easter story to life

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Christians around the world observe Easter today, the congregation of one local church took time to reflect on not only what it means to be a believer, but also on the way an annual tradition has deepened their spiritual journey.

Farmer's Market draws big crowd for opening day

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You couldn't have ordered a more perfect Saturday to kick off this year's Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Though the morning started off chilly, temperatures warmed quickly, drawing veggie lovers and bargain hunters out in droves to shop and visit with old friends.

MUW construction continues

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan.

Drug bust results in four arrests, seizure of $150k of cocaine

Posted 4/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following a midday Thursday drug bust, authorities removed nearly two and a half pounds of pure cocaine off the streets of Columbus.

Local agencies welcome GED student to new home

Posted 4/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he little apartment on Southside's Avenue B was packed with people Thursday afternoon.

 

Lowndes County building permits 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus marriages and divorces 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

March 15-April 3, 2012

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area arrests for the week of 4-2-12

Area universities rely on technology to alert students, staff in emergencies

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The power of Mississippi University for Women's campus alert system became clear to President Dr. Jim Borsig when he saw a text message tapped out on an iPad and sent as a test alert to more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff -- all within a matter of seconds.

Cal-City owner: no beer, no store

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A banner on the window at Cal-City Grocery announced the longtime Caledonia landmark's impending reopening, but those plans were dashed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, when the store's new owner announced he would not be coming to town after all.

Columbus Public Works discussion continues

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After publicly blasting Public Works Director Mike Pratt and his department at the March 20 Columbus City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens took a more civil approach to discussing the Public Works Department Tuesday night.

Columbus author's book acquired by Simon & Schuster

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pushcart Prize nominee Michael F. Smith's debut novel "Rivers" has been acquired by Simon & Schuster in a World English rights deal and is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.

MUW investment club wins latest TVA Investment Challenge

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past few years Mississippi University for Women students have participated in managing stock portfolios for the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of its TVA Investment Challenge.

Attorney Steve Wallace charged in connection with Caledonia prom party

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local attorney, who also is a former district attorney candidate, was charged with the sale of beer without a permit, possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to sell without a permit and 10 counts of violation of the Social Host law, after an early Sunday morning raid on his Caledonia home.

Clean-up planned for long-promised neighborhood water detention pond

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Designed to curb flooding, a detention pond sits adjacent to the East Columbus Gym on Lawrence Drive. A source of controversy since its inception, the pond is about to undergo a facelift -- a facelift one family hopes will change public perception of the pond and improve the quality of life for many of the residents of East Columbus.

Market Street Festival headliner on Letterman tonight

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be musical guests tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

 

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