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MUW artists go graffiti at Propst Park

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you can't beat em' join 'em. And if you're going to join them, do it in style.

State senator to address 'campaigns and common sense' tonight

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents state senator Sally Burchfield Doty today at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus.

CPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly committing an armed robbery on Tuesday.

Crappie Masters is big catch for competitors -- and local economy

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of competitors have descended on Columbus Lake at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam this week to prepare for this weekend's Crappie Masters National Championship.

 

Toddler shooting won't result in negligence charges

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-year-old child shot himself after being left unattended in a room with a loaded handgun on Saturday, but law enforcement officials say they are no longer investigating the incident and no charges will be filed for negligence.

 

 

'SOB' comment strains relations as county asks city for waiver

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Underlying tension between Columbus city councilmen and Lowndes County officials came to the surface during Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Caledonia Aldermen consider breach-of-property pay outs

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen received updates Tuesday night on damages paid to two town residents who allege the water department crossed their properties without easements to make repairs.

 

Fight breast cancer, buy stamps

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus post offices kicked off breast cancer awareness month Monday with pink, pink, everywhere, from pink-frosted doughnuts for customers to pink balloons competing for space with envelopes and parcels in the Bluecutt Road facility's lobby.

Moon rocks exhibit open to public

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Linda Marlbrough may be the only instructor in the history of Greater Columbus Learning Center to need a police escort when she leaves the building. Then again, she carries precious cargo -- two locked boxes containing authentic moon rocks that are both ageless and priceless.

 

County committee to examine pair of bids

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee appointed by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will soon begin discussions on the expansion of a steel company and county water service.

 

 

Columbus man arrested after shooting report

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the 100 block of Beech Street last night for reports of shots fired.

 

 

Caledonians prepare to celebrate 'Mississippi's Mayberry'

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes, you don't know what you've got till you're gone. Duane Perkins grew up in Caledonia, and now, with the ninth annual Caledonia Day rapidly approaching, he's busily working with the festival committee, making sure the Oct. 19-20 event goes off without a hitch.

 

 

Council considers recycling contract

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will begin looking at its contract with Mississippi Industrial Waste Disposal Tuesday night. The contract expires in November. The waste company is a subsidiary of Waste Pro.

 

 

Arrest report 10-1-12

Posted 10/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Legion of Honor and a life well-lived: France's highest honor wasn't Thompson's greatest achievement

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Thompson never understood why his family and friends believed he was so special, so worthy of such an honor. The way he saw it, all he did during World War II was avoid getting shot.

 

Health care providers encourage use of flu shots

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Data shows that only one in three Mississippians get flu shots each year, a ratio area health care professionals and daycare providers hope to improve upon.

 

 

Supes amend in-lieu agreements for two companies

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday voted to amend the KiOR in-lieu agreement to include two additional properties on its campus. New Jersey-based Matheson TRIGAS and Air Products and Chemicals of Allentown, Pa., are the latest companies to receive a tax deduction of 66 percent of their investment.

 

Columbus schools craft vision statements

Posted 9/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District continued crafting its vision plan Saturday during the second of three strategic planning sessions.

 

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