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Sandfield restaurant faces zoning challenge

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4th Quarter Bar and Grill sits on the corner of College Street and 23rd Street, nestled in a neighborhood of homes that survived an F3 tornado in November 2003. The local eatery, which is located on the grounds of a former car wash, will soon be looking to have its status rezoned from a restaurant to a nightclub, bar, tavern or lounge. The owner of the business, Donald Pope of Columbus, is scheduled to bring his request before the City of Columbus Planning Commission on March 5. But Pope may be fighting an uphill battle, according to building official Kenneth Wiegel.

 

Crawford man busted for 28 outstanding warrants

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most people who receive tickets pay the fines and never have to see Columbus Police Officers Lance Luckey and Kelvin Lee.

 

City extends a friendly welcome with new sign

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be the most talked about dirt mound in recent history, and community leaders are hoping it continues to draw attention for years to come.

 

Man arrested while climbing downtown tower

Posted 2/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An inebriated man was arrested Thursday night after attempting to climb the E-911 communication tower near the Lowndes County Courthouse.

 

Second CHS bomb threat in a week

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat of the school year interrupted classes at Columbus High School Wednesday, and a 17-year-old suspect was arrested, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said Wednesday evening. Police believe the juvenile is responsible for Wednesday's threat, as well as the threat against CHS a week ago.

 

City moves forward with redistricting

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mandated redistricting of the six wards in the city of Columbus is officially underway. At Tuesday's meeting of the mayor and city council, Chief Operating Officer David Armstrong presented bids submitted by civil planning agencies before the board. The chosen firm will assist with redistricting by creating maps and advising the city throughout the process.

 

 

Ramsey's EntreLeadership draws crowd at MUW

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Few things could lure an accountant from her desk in the middle of tax season, and Janice Hudson Burris felt the same way when she heard about Tuesday's seminar by the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

 

 

Woman in custody after stabbing boyfriend, Lowndes Co. arrests 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old remains in the hospital this morning after being stabbed by his girlfriend Wednesday night.

 

 

17-year-old arrested for bomb threats at CHS

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat of the school year interrupted classes at Columbus High School today, and a 17-year-old suspect was arrested, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said Wednesday evening. Police believe the juvenile is responsible for today's threat as well as the threat against CHS less than a week ago.

 

 

Another bomb threat disrupts day at Columbus High

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third bomb threat so far this year was called in to Columbus High School this morning.

 

Ash Wednesday: Lenten season offers a time of prayer, repentance and reflection

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The green linens that drape the Confession table have been replaced with purple. The handmade wooden crosses have been brought from storage and swathed in silken sashes. The last indulgences have been indulged, the last fetes feted.

 

Council requires board appointees live within city limits

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new policy adopted by the Columbus City Council will impact those seeking appointments to numerous city boards.

 

 

Bids for bridge renovation to be opened Thursday

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $2.5 million restoration project for downtown Columbus is one step closer to fruition. Sealed bids to begin construction on the old river bridge rehabilitation will be opened at City Hall Thursday morning. Project manager Kevin Stafford appeared before the Columbus City Council Tuesday evening and asked the board to allow the project to move forward.

 

CMSD continues search for superintendent

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District moved forward in its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night, with the board of trustees meeting to review candidate resumes. In a lengthy executive session at Brandon Central Services, consultants from the Mississippi School Boards Association presented the resumes as well as additional information they discovered while backgrounding the candidates.

 

MSMS proceeds to Science Bowl national finals

Posted 2/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama's efforts to help more students excel in math and science and his call in the State of the Union address for investments in a skilled American workforce, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, announced today that Mississippi School for Math and Science won the Mississippi High School Science Bowl Friday.

 

City planner beautifying Columbus one house at a time

Posted 2/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several houses around Columbus will get a fresh coat of paint just in time for spring thanks to a volunteer project that is the brainchild of City Planner Christina Berry.

 

Columbus proceeds with old river bridge plans

Posted 2/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The restoration of the historic Highway 82 bridge will take another step forward at tonight's Columbus City Council meeting. The council is slated to review project bids and discuss available funding.

 

More questions than answers for victim's friends and neighbors

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An arrest was made Friday in a 14-year-old murder case which many believed had little hope of being solved. But for friends and neighbors of the victim, there remain more questions than answers.

 

Lock doors and windows say police after four home invasions

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of home invasions over the past few days led Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen to issue a public safety announcement Saturday encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked as an extra precaution.

 

 

McQueen: No promotions at this time

Posted 2/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen announced Saturday that he has decided not to promote any of the department's 69 officers at this time.

 

 

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