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County's bridges better than most, just 5 of 119 bridges fall into 'red flag' category

Posted 7/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Data from the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction (OSARC) shows Lowndes County fares well among the state's 82 counties when it comes to the condition of its bridges.

Hospital fund trustees hire consultant to review proposals

Posted 7/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve financial firms have submitted proposals to manage funds from Lowndes County's hospital sale, and county trustees of those funds have agreed to hire a consultant to whittle the applicants to a group of finalists. Those interviews could begin late next week, funds trustee president Harry Sanders said.

CMSD board approves 74 personnel changes

Posted 7/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus students return to school Aug. 7, they will see a variety of new faces -- including principals, teachers and staff. During Monday night's meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board, the board voted 4-1 to approve 74 personnel moves.

District 4 residents air complaints at community meeting

Posted 7/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Where Hardy-Billups Road meets Swedenburg Road in Lowndes County's District 4, there are two signs reminding motorists not to dump litter or other unwanted items. What draws the ire of residents of the Hill City area just above downtown Crawford is that they still see anything from trash to old mattresses abandoned around that sign.

Fisher files grievance against CMSD

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District board member Currie Fisher has filed a grievance against her fellow board members. Fisher read the grievance during Monday night's regular board meeting, voicing her concerns over the way she was removed as school board president.

Man charged for carrying machete into restaurant

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested at a local restaurant Monday night for carrying a concealed weapon. The Columbus Police Department responded to a call at Zaxby's restaurant Monday around 6:30 p.m. for a disturbance with a weapon.

County supes expect millage value boost in 2014

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Citing preliminary figures from the Lowndes County tax assessor's office, Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders said the value of a general county mill may increase about $40,000, while school millage value could see a jump as high as $57,000.

 

Supes outlaw firearms in county buildings

Posted 7/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Monday unanimously approved a proposal that will ban firearms from county-owned buildings and property.

 

Vaccines: A choice or requirement? Some moms say they should have more of a voice in process

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With last week's announcement that students entering the seventh grade must have a Tdap vaccine, most parents simply shrugged their shoulders and added the shot to their school "to do" list. But some moms are digging in their heels.

Monday profile: Cooper's love for cars turns into career

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tucked away behind the main storefront of Bob's Paint & Auto Body in Columbus is a shop with a couple of antique cars, one of which is a black 1961 Chevrolet Corvette -- the latest project Tom Cooper and two of his employees have been working on for several months.

 

Councilmen head to MML conference

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the third Tuesday of each month, Columbus councilmen typically hold their recess meeting, but this week they join some 1,800 municipal officials across the state in Biloxi for the annual Mississippi Municipalities League conference.

 

 

Caledonia drowning victim identified

Posted 7/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim in Saturday's drowning in Caledonia has been identified. The body of Bernardo Lopez, 30, of Columbus was discovered this morning, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.

 

 

Man drowns in Caledonia

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man drowned Saturday evening in Caledonia.

 

Supervisors consider mandatory closing time for nightclubs

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will review a draft of an ordinance that would force nightclubs to close at 1 a.m. if approved during their recess meeting Monday.

Judge throws out Liddell lawsuit

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Chancery Court Judge has ruled to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Columbus Municipal School District by former superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell.

 

Lowndes School Board considers change in meeting time

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board will consider moving its monthly morning meetings to the afternoon.

 

 

Public shuttle service on tap for Aberdeen

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Judge reschedules child porn sentencing

Posted 7/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in Columbus.

 

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