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Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Malone: It's all worth it

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few could have predicted that the girl sitting in a New Hope High School chemistry class two decades ago would grow up to teach chemistry at her alma mater. She didn't even like chemistry. But she was planning to go to medical school, so she struggled through it.

 

Tempers flare at Lowndes County school board meeting

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County school board started the year on an eventful note during Friday morning's monthly meeting.

 

 

UPDATE: New Hope High bomb threat cleared

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.

 

 

Lowndes inmate one of 21 whose release is challenged by AG

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.

 

Second suspect sought in rash of Lowndes County burglaries

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County authorities are making headway in the investigation of recent burglaries.

A decade later: Was No Child Left Behind the answer?

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.

 

Local convicts among Barbour pardons

Posted 1/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.

 

Lowndes County arrest report

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests Jan. 4 through Jan. 10:

 

Former New Hope principal takes lead at Aberdeen schools

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.

 

 

Court blocks inmates' release

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

 

Port authority reviews projects; Kior to begin equipment tests

Posted 1/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.

 

Regional airport fills many roles, part of larger economic development plan

Posted 1/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.

 

Recreation authority parks projects nearly complete

Posted 1/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.

 

 

Lowndes Relay for Life starts Thursday

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lowndes County will get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers and participants will gather at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion conference rooms for a rally to launch fundraising for the year.

 

District 3 firefighters name station after former chief

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Bill McCord's name is mentioned in the New Hope community and among District 3 firefighters, it is accompanied by glowing tributes. Awesome. Dedicated. Role Model.

Columbus schools to put 'for sale' sign at Brandon

Posted 1/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Finances have been the Achilles' heel of the Columbus Municipal School District for quite some time, and the issue of money -- specifically how to generate revenue -- came up again during Monday night's meeting.

 

USPS, residents at odds over Columbus station closure

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The downtown Columbus post office has received a stay of execution for now. But a number of local organizations are trying to figure out what -- if anything -- can be done if a proposed closure moves from conjecture to certainty.

 

 

Buyers find treasure and trash in abandoned storage units

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.

 

Let the bidding begin: Storage unit sales a business, hobby

Posted 1/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit

Saturday Profile: Diane Sturges brings quilt ministry to the Golden Triangle

Posted 1/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twenty years ago, in Ranch Bernardo, Calif., a 2-year-old boy lay comatose following heart surgery. Doctors had little hope for his recovery. But his grandmother and the members of her church quilting group wanted to do something to help.

 

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