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Area farmers markets winding down as fall approaches

Posted 9/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.

 

Chamber, Link will go separate ways by 2014

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By next month, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will exist only in the annals of local history, a fact which has left many to wonder what will happen to the Chamber of Commerce once the economic development portion of the Link is folded into a new tri-county regional partnership between Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties.

 

 

Volunteer Fair promotes parental involvement

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marcus Carpenter sat at the doorway to the Columbus High School gym, chatting with a classmate as his gaze flitted from the newcomers to the pamphlet-strewn table, where his mother, Mattie Jones, stood talking with his 10th-grade algebra teacher, Amanda Taylor.

 

Crappie Masters should bring big bucks to Columbus

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recreation is big business in Columbus. A $5 million sports complex is scheduled to open Saturday and stake-holders are hoping to see it bring tourism dollars and more sales tax revenue to the area. And with a national professional fishing tournament starting the first week in October, recreation could mean millions of dollars spent in Columbus.

Ex-Supe Terry arrested for probation violation

Posted 9/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Lowndes County Supervisor Jim Terry was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning for violating probation.

Silicor officials arrive for meeting with Supes

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Company officials with Silicor Materials, formerly Calisolar, are in Columbus this week to update local leaders on the progress of their proposed 1 million-square-foot silicon metal production and purification facility.

EMCC is lone bidder for Columbus Country Club

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College may be just around the corner. While the school's interest in purchasing the bankrupt Columbus Country Club has been discussed publicly since April 2011, the purchase could finally become official.

Seven arrested in Lowndes County drug bust

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven people were arrested Wednesday night and face various drug-related charges after agents with Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics executed a search warrant at a Hill Drive residence located off Land Road in Lowndes County.

 

Short Main to get speed bumps

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.

 

MSMS turns to public to boost funds, build endowment

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it's also facing a common problem among schools -- escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support.

 

Schools hope to engage parents with 'Volunteer Fair'

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As city school officials continue to seek ways to improve the district, they're reaching out to parents, hoping to increase parental involvement in the schools and deepen the community's investment in the district's missions.

 

Council gives bus service green light

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawrence, Ind., and Columbus are approximately 500 miles apart. While Lawrence has twice the population of the Friendly City and is a suburb of the sprawling Indianapolis, the two cities will soon have something in common -- a mass transportation system from the same provider.

MUW's Gordy Forum to explore biological arms in Thursday talk

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The topic of biological arms races will take centerstage Thursday as the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents Dr. Paul Mack, on "Biological Arms Races: What You Don't Know Can Still Kill You."

Man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than one ounce and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

CVB board addresses use of vehicle, reviews financials of two festivals

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of board members playing lawyer and reciting legalese, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Attorney Chris Latimer provided the board with an opinion of how executive director Nancy Carpenter can use a vehicle owned by the CVB during the board's monthly meeting on Monday.

Showers don't deter Krispy Kreme patrons

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Early-morning showers didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds of people waiting for Krispy Kreme to open Tuesday morning. The line of cars stretched down Highway 45 as officers with the Columbus Police Department were on hand to regulate traffic flow.

Police say vandalism suspect is paranoid schizophrenic

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mentally unstable man is believed to be responsible for a string of recent vandalism incidents in east Columbus.

 

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