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Cracker Barrel coming to Columbus

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.

Taking it to the limit: Columbus firefighters rely on each other to survive training ordeal

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as two weeks ago, Will McReynolds and Steve Logan didn't know the limit of what they could endure. Now, they do.

State, Yokohama leaders make partnership official

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A host of Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company officials gathered at the Ritz Conference Center earlier today to announce the company's plans to construct a new manufacturing plant on the Prairie Belt Powersite in Clay County and officially sign a memorandum of understanding.

Monday profile: Williford 'taking a break' after 40 years in education

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bob Williford has been reaching students for 40 years, but as he enters his last month in the education system, he says he view his departure more as taking a break than walking away.

Local child abuse group hosts 'Wear Blue' day

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventeen Mississippi children died in 2012 as a result of child abuse. Those 17 were among 7,968 children who were abused in Mississippi last year.

Supes seek grant for firefighters

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will consider a request from District 3 volunteer firefighters to apply for an assistance to firefighters grant when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.

 

Miss. adds terrorism to death penalty law

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acts of terrorisms will be added to the list of crimes in Mississippi that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.

 

 

3,500 turn out for Columbus Relay for Life event

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An estimated 3,500 turned out for the Lowndes County Relay For Life, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and continued until 5 a.m. Saturday.

 

Market Street Festival security goes high-tech

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's like something from a James Bond movie," a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company's Pop200 infrared surveillance system.

Public Works Director Mike Pratt found dead

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.

 

Local officers team up with Illinois for training

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.

 

Officials optimistic after Lawrence Transit visit

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.

 

Thousands expected for Relay for Life

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

 

Legislators to vote on $1.2 billion West Point project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.

 

Officials provide update on projects

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

Columbus firefighter charged with exploitation of a minor

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus firefighter turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department today after he was accused of having child pornography in his possession.

Public's help sought in search for missing man

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing Monroe County man. William Harold Wright, 69, was last seen in Caledonia on April 11 on Cal-Vernon Road.

Schools taking different approaches to drop-out problem

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local school districts are implementing new programs in hopes of encouraging students to complete their high school educations.

 

Industry leaders saluted at EMCC

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area manufacturers and economic developers packed the East Mississippi Community College Mayhew Campus' Lyceum Center for the school's 24th Annual Salute to Industry.

 

Teen charged after crashing stolen car into house

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was charged with felony fleeing of a motor vehicle after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a home Thursday morning.

 

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