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Hood pushes for 'smarter,' preventative measures against crime in '11

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, an ounce of crime prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

 

Nunnelee to host Columbus town hall meeting Monday

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, will host a town hall meeting Monday in Columbus. The meeting will be held at the Columbus Municipal Center at 6 p.m. Monday.

 

 

Red Cross consolidates Golden Triangle offices

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Red Cross is consolidating its Golden Triangle operations. The national organization is shopping for a building in the West Lowndes area to locate a regional office.

 

Becky Thomas stepping down as Lowndes Red Cross director

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was February 2001. Straight-line winds had devastated downtown Columbus, sending glass, metal and other debris scattered across the streets.

 

Still no leads in shooting death of Columbus woman

Posted 6/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators said they had no leads the day after the shooting death of a Columbus woman.

 

 

Arrest Report 6-2-11

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests:

 

 

Columbus schools hire firm that lured away Phillips

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District took the next step this week in its search for a new superintendent, voting to hire the same national consultant firm that necessitated the search in the first place.

 

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

 

Weyerhaeuser plans Lowndes expansions

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.

 

Columbus Rep. Smith to run as Republican

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January.

Suspects in Lowndes County capital murder denied bail

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five men accused of capital murder in the May 20 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Lowndes County were denied bail by Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill Wednesday.

 

Woman's body found along road in Steens

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.

 

Labor of love: Car, truck restorer scours Columbus for diamonds in the rough

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

Aerospace park soars higher with land purchase

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.

 

 

Supervisor pushes for county worker raises

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County employees may receive their first pay raise in two years if Lowndes County Supervisor Jeff Smith gets his way.

 

 

Columbus, Lowndes schools offer meals during summer

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer tends to be a carefree time for school-age students, but for some parents, it presents a dilemma -- how to handle the sudden financial burden of providing daily, adequate nutrition for children who normally receive breakfast and lunch at school.

 

Columbus steel processing company preps for expansion, jobs

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten weeks in, business at Mississippi Steel Processing is as solid as the 25,000 tons of steel the company flattens and shears each month, MSP President Chip Gerber said Tuesday.

 

Columbus soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Columbus Shoe Show burglary suspect foots it with footwear

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sporting a SpongeBob backpack burglarized the Shoe Show on Saturday, taking two women's sandals and athletic shoes worth a combined $80.

 

 

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