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Funding, open meeting debate dominate CVB meeting

Posted 8/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festival organizers seeking grant money from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a new set of guidelines in 2013. The CVB Board of Directors voted in two separate motions to define quality of life events versus tourism events.

 

Murder, sex crimes trials set for Circuit Court

Posted 8/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder trial and a pair of sex-related crimes are scheduled for today in the 16th Circuit Court in Lowndes County.

 

Krispy Columbus: Owner of popular doughnut franchise expands to city

Posted 8/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Dorgan has spent most of his life making and selling donuts. And not just any donuts, but the hot "original glazed'' donuts of the Krispy Kreme franchise.

 

Council ready to tackle Catfish Alley proposal

Posted 8/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A controversial proposed renaming of a Columbus street will be brought before the City Council tomorrow evening.

 

Bluecutt Road project on schedule

Posted 8/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $1-million construction project on Bluecutt Road is scheduled to be completed in September.

Grand jury fails to indict Hinton on murder charge

Posted 8/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder.

 

Two injured in accident in east Lowndes Co.

Posted 8/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people remain in the hospital, one in critical condition, following a Friday night automobile accident in east Lowndes County.

 

Council struggles to bring budget into balance

Posted 8/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After almost five hours of budget talks, the Columbus City Council is slightly closer to its goal of having a balanced budget.

Schools try new approaches to building fan support

Posted 8/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tonight, around dusk, time will stop. A quarter will be tossed, shining silver against the darkening sky. Heads. Tails. Game on.

Fugitive arrested in Columbus

Posted 8/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Marshals nab fugitive in Columbus

Murder suspect released

Posted 8/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder. Curtis Hinton, 47, 2523 5th Ave. N in Columbus, turned himself in to the police on Thursday, July 5 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in June for his alleged involvement in the cold case murder of George Wilbanks. Hinton was arraigned on a capital murder charge and his bond was set at $2 million.

Port Authority eyes land acquisition as business booms

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On any given day, 30-ton steel coils from Severstal -- as many as 50 at a time -- are brought in by rail and loaded onto barges bound for Texas and Mexico. At Kinder Morgan, an automated crane lifts an annual average of 500,000 tons of scrap metal onto barges for transport. Logistics Services recently renewed a 10-year lease with the Port Authority.

 

Personnel costs put Columbus over budget

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a shortfall of roughly $1.6 million, the Columbus City Council is now faced with the difficult task of balancing the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

Brooks outlines fire committee's role for supes

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Wednesday informed the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors of issues a committee will examine when conducting a comprehensive assessment of Lowndes County volunteer fire services.

Partial funding moves Phillips to open schools in Tenn.

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Del Phillips has had his hands full since leaving the Columbus Municipal School District last May to accept a position as director of Sumner County Schools in Gallatin, Tenn.

 

KiOR fuel expected in cars and trucks this year

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operations will start next month at Columbus' KiOR renewable fuels plant.

 

 

County voter registration cards in mail this week

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some Lowndes County voters soon will be receiving new voter registration cards in the mail. Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office began mailing the new cards Wednesday. The cards are being mailed to voters affected by the 2011 redistricting in the county.

 

MCSO bust meth lab operating near church, school

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth bust in Monroe County has landed one man behind bars. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies raided an active meth lab Wednesday morning. The lab was located approximately 25 feet from Hamilton High School. The lab was also located across the street from a church.

 

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