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Noon Tunes 'springs' into action with Thursday concert

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks the advent of spring, ushering in warmer temperatures and a growing Columbus tradition. Noon Tunes kicks off Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center courtyard, with live music from light rock favorite Paul Brady.

 

Kitchens dismisses company's suit against city

Posted 3/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit against the City of Columbus has been dismissed.

 

Verdell moves into school board post

Posted 3/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board began its March meeting with the swearing in of a new school board member. Angela Verdell was greeted with a hug and a kiss on the cheek by Mayor Robert Smith as she officially joined the board, replacing former board president Tommy Prude, whose term ended March 2.

Fugitive felony suspect out on bond

Posted 3/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After six months on the run, a Columbus fugitive was arrested in Iowa and brought back to Columbus. Within 24 hours of his arrest, Orlando Guyton was back on the streets.

CVB reaches no decision on Juneteenth grant

Posted 3/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Juneteenth festival organizers will have to wait another month to find out if they will receive their request for an $8,000 quality of life grant from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

KiOR makes first fuel shipment

Posted 3/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alternative fuel company KiOR announced Monday it has made its long-awaited first shipment of fuel from its Columbus facility.

LCSO seizes illegal gambling machines

Posted 3/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus business owner was issued a citation after seven illegal gambling machines were found at his store Friday night.

 

Caledonia to begin Youth Council program

Posted 3/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia High School students with political aspirations -- or just a desire to understand the underpinnings of government -- will soon have an outlet for their interests.

 

CVB not likely to change festival guidelines for 2013

Posted 3/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festival grants will again be a topic of discussion at tonight's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meeting. The festival grants committee met last week and is expected to recommend that the board make no changes at this time, executive director Nancy Carpenter said Sunday afternoon.

City Council expects update on city bus service

Posted 3/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The proposed city bus service will once again appear before the Columbus City Council Tuesday night. Dorothy Dowdell of Lawrence Public Transit is scheduled to address the council during the citizens input portion of the council meeting to update mayor Robert Smith and the councilmen on the status of the bus line.

 

Aldermen briefly discuss harassment complaint

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia Board of Aldermen held a brief, special-called meeting Saturday morning to discuss a town employee's harassment complaint against a former political candidate, but the topic was only briefly touched upon in what turned out to be a fairly routine agenda.

 

Cadence Bank robber apprehended in parking lot

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You couldn't have picked a worse place -- or a worse time -- to commit a crime, as a bank robber discovered Friday afternoon in downtown Columbus.

Link to apply for training school grant

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Lowndes County continues to solidify its presence in the South as an aerospace powerhouse, local leaders have their sights set on the future, looking for ways to ensure a skilled workforce prepared for jobs in aviation.

 

Tough choices: Baptist seeks to educate public on end-of-life options

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most people would rather talk about anything else. But medical experts say no matter how uncomfortable it may be, thinking about death -- and discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones -- is the only way to ensure your voice is heard, even if you're unconscious.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 3-17-13

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Renovations under way at Lion Hills

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations are under way at Lion Hills Golf Club, as East Mississippi Community College readies the facilities for an expansion of its Mayhew campus in 2013.

 

McGough will serve five years for sexual battery of minors

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former New Hope woman accused of having a sexual relationship with two 15-year-old boys was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court, ending a two-year legal battle and more than five hours of jury deliberations.

Woman found guilty in sexual battery case involving two minors

Posted 3/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christy McGough was found guilty Thursday of checking two juvenile boys out of New Hope High School without permission in 2011 and engaging in sexual acts with them on multiple occasions.

 

Work continues on Kerr-McGee rehabilitation

Posted 3/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since the Kerr-McGee chemical plant on 14th Avenue was shut down and sealed off from the public, but residents say the toxic after-effects linger, endangering the health of approximately 3,500 people who call this East Columbus neighborhood their home.

 

 

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