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Permit required to burn in city

Posted 4/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to an unauthorized burn at 215 8th Ave. S. Friday around 7: 30 p.m. Capt. Mike Gibson said the homeowner was burning leaves, without a permit to burn within the city limits, but the fire was out upon arrival.

 

 

Four-lane Highway 45 S. to open today

Posted 4/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening Monday.

 

NASA engineer inspires youth with rags to riches story

Posted 4/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He was four years old the first time his mother beat him. She grabbed the nearest thing she could find, an extension cord, and lashed his legs until blood ran dark on his flesh. When she tired of him, she shoved him out the door, onto the wintry streets of Chicago, and let him fend for himself. He was the scapegoat amongst his five siblings, called worthless and unwanted more often than by his name.

 

CMSD continues to discuss bomb threat strategies

Posted 4/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District hosted its second safety summit Friday in ongoing efforts to create better strategies for threat crisis assessment and response, particularly with bomb threats, which have plagued the district all year.

 

 

Lowndes schools: Pre-K program needed

Posted 4/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pre-kindergarten program is needed in the county, Lowndes County School District board members agreed Friday, but questions remain about issues like transportation and the total cost of implementation.

 

 

Library to observe Holocaust Remembrance Monday

Posted 4/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day observed across the world, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host several events Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chebie G. Bateman building at 314 Seventh St. N.

 

Attorney Steve Wallace arrested almost two weeks after home prom party

Posted 4/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wallace charged with 11th count of violating Social Host law

Columbus High School students shine at second Falcon Showcase

Posted 4/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a night to flaunt Columbus High School talent, and senior Trenton Brown, already a showman at age 17, couldn't hide his grin, as he stepped behind the drums to pound out a duet with his older brother, CHS Band Instructor Sammy Brown Jr., during the second annual Falcon Showcase Thursday.

Arrest report 4-12-12

Posted 4/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of 4-9-12

Columbus CVB increases festival grant fund

Posted 4/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a specially called meeting Wednesday, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board added an additional $26,250 to its local grant fund.

 

CMSD hires additional security after bomb threats, fights

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It started with the bomb threats. As the Columbus Municipal School District fought to get a grip on an escalating situation -- six threats within a six-week time span -- school officials learned an awful truth: Two of the nine threats against city and county schools this year were placed by a Columbus High student, from a school bathroom.

 

 

Details emerge in Monday shooting by CPD officer

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an early Monday morning shooting by a Columbus Police Department officer in the 1100 block of Wheat Street.

 

Variance granted for new Hampton

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus developer Mark Castleberry was granted a setback variance for an upcoming hotel project.

Eurocopter GM speaks on success of Columbus operations

Posted 4/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When people think of American Eurocopter, they often think of military aircraft, but the company's Columbus facility manufactures helicopters which are used every day for a wide range of purposes, from law enforcement to corporate, commercial and business use.

 

CPD officer on leave after shooting

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer has been suspended, following a Sunday morning shooting.

 

Columbus school district hires additional security, reviews budget status

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recommendation from interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Monday voted to hire an additional security guard for Columbus High School.

Wallace granted continuance

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local attorney and former district attorney candidate Steve Wallace has been granted a continuance in Lowndes County Justice Court until July 31.

 

Columbus to host PRAM conference

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will play host to the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual state conference Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Planning Commission approves zoning for two homes

Posted 4/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a rezoning request and a permitted-use request.

 

72nd annual Pilgrimage comes to an end

Posted 4/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two weeks of home tours, carriage rides and other activities, the 72nd annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage came to a close Saturday.

 

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