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MONDAY PROFILE: MUW nursing student wants to reach out to Hispanic patients

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between clinical rotations, an intense course load and testing process, many health care professionals will tell you that a W graduate will be one of the best nurses you can hire. But just completing the nursing course work wasn't good enough for senior Katie Robinson.

OMG! State considers texting ban for all Miss. drivers

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A texting-while-driving ban is working its way through the state Senate and the bill has widespread support, but local police say there are no clear guidelines on enforcement.

Three arrested in Columbus meth lab bust

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Friday after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab at a home on Warpath Road, police said.

 

Man rescued from Luxapalila Creek

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was in good condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday night after his boat overturned on Luxapalila Creek earlier in the day and rescuers pulled him from the frigid water.

 

Search for permanent MUW president remains at standstill

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the state College Board tapped Allegra Brigham as the Mississippi University for Women's interim president in May, the MUW alumnus said she was prepared to stay indefinitely. And it appears she will do just that, as the College Board appears in no rush to find her permanent replacement.

Move to unite Highway 45 businesses gains steam

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bill Gavin's Highway 45 merchant association is moving forward, but both he and the organization will do well to practice patience.

 

Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.

 

Columbus Middle School's Allen named Teacher of the Year

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 38 years, Frances Allen's love for teaching continues to grow. She never fails to seek out and respond to students who need one-on-one help, even if it means cutting into her personal time.

 

Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.

 

Police: Columbus convenience store robber knew store's routine

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who robbed the Jumbo Jr.'s convenience store in the Leigh Mall Chevron early today knew the store's money-handling procedures, according to police.

 

Columbus police start new campaign to collect outstanding fines

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police teams made four arrests Thursday, a slow start for the city's three-month campaign to collect misdemeanor court fines. The campaign accompanies a Municipal Court amnesty, which runs from Feb. 1 to April 15.

 

 

Columbus High showcases 'champion' spirit

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High introduced the community, last night, to the talents of its students and the vast array of programs offered at the school. And community members attending the inaugural Falcon Showcase were pleasantly surprised.

 

Amid teams' success, New Hope plans upgrades to soccer field

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the heels of exciting wins, the New Hope soccer teams could have more to celebrate. Deteriorating 30-year-old bleachers are on tap for replacement.

Summit to spotlight black leadership in Columbus

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County supervisor hopes to introduce future African American leaders to the community and vice versa with a day-long summit.

Hotbed of activity as pickup truck catches fire at YMCA

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andy Hill had just parked in the back parking lot of the downtown YMCA at about 8 a.m. today when he looked behind him to see flames engulfing his truck bed.

 

Arrest report 1-27-11

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers tips led to four arrests last week, two for an Artesia armed robbery and two for a Columbus burglary.

 

 

Local employment picture brightens

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.

 

County goes to court for remaining soccer park land

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five properties totaling less than two acres are all that remain to be purchased at Burns Bottom for the long-awaited soccer complex.

 

Franklin students evacuated briefly after heating unit overheats

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School was evacuated briefly this afternoon after the motor in one of the school's heating units overheated.

 

State of the Union leaves local politicos skeptical

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, local Republican and tea party members offered skepticism of the president's commitment to bipartisanship.

 

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