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Attorney donates Welty memorabilia to MUW

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gift of first-edition, signed books, as well as photographs, magazines, monographs and related memorabilia representing the career of Eudora Welty has been donated to Mississippi University for Women by a Jackson attorney.

 

Two killed in Thursday night crash

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women were killed on Highway 82 in Columbus Thursday night after their stalled vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.

Faithful turn to prayer in wake of tragedies

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured. "Lord have mercy," she whispered. And she fell to her knees.

A father's mission: Son's suicide prompts Halligan to warn parents of dangers of bullying

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words remain fresh and painful in John Halligan's mind: "I hate that school, I hate that school. I never want to go back there again. Can you home-school me? Can we move?"

Navistar celebrates milestone

Posted 4/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Navistar Defense armored cab testing representative Wesley Jenkins knows he has an important job -- keeping soldiers safe.

February tax revenues down nearly $40K

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the sixth consecutive month, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. The city's sales tax check for the month of April is $698,385.72 -- a $37,403.25 decrease from April 2012, it is the sharpest decrease from a previous year's monthly total since September 2010.

MUW kicks off homecoming today

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The long blue line is coming home, with hundreds expected to celebrate Mississippi University for Women's homecoming, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday.

Caledonia hires interim town clerk

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.

Lathan optimistic about Golden Triangle's future

Posted 4/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle is poised for new industries and job growth, said Brenda Lathan, Golden Triangle Development Link vice president for economic development, during GTDL's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College.

 

Fire at Corps of Engineers barn estimated at $350K in losses

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.

 

Council OKs street upgrades, hiring policy

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.

Supervisors clear path for CalStar deal

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A potential agreement between Lowndes County, the Mississippi Development Authority and Delaware-based sustainable building material manufacturer CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said Monday.

Juneteenth: The show will go on

Posted 4/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lack of funding from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will not keep Juneteenth from being held for a 17th consecutive year, festival co-founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks said Tuesday.

Columbus couple leaves bomb scene before blasts

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It had been a perfect day. That's what Columbus resident and avid runner Brad Atkins couldn't wrap his head around Monday night. Everything was good, everyone was happy, everything was fine, he kept saying. Everything had seemed fine.

CVB rules not to consider Juneteenth funding

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.

Officials beaming over success of Pilgrimage

Posted 4/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event's most lucrative year in a decade.

Gilding the Gilmer: Operators hope renovations will again make historic hotel an option for tourists

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.

Monday profile: Wells hits the road in new role with FCA

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.

City drafts new policy on hiring of felons

Posted 4/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee formed to set guidelines for a screening policy to replace the city's no-felony rule for considering city employment applicants has drafted language for the new policy, which will come before the Columbus City Council Tuesday for approval.

 

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