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Columbus native planning to return to AmeriCorps after earning college degree

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sean Mullen graduated from Mississippi State University on April 28. The rest of his life is still unwritten.

 

Caledonia man dies in motorcycle accident

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Caledonia motorcyclist died late Saturday when he accidentally rear-ended a pickup truck near Propst Park in Columbus.

 

 

Tourism board may hire attorney amid ethics questions

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After fielding questions about possible ethics and open meetings violations, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau will discuss hiring an attorney at a special meeting tonight.

 

 

Smithville tornado victim dies in Columbus hospital

Posted 5/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

COLUMBUS -- A 79-year-old Smithville tornado victim died Friday in Columbus, bringing the total number of deaths caused by the April 27 twister in Monroe County up to 17.

 

First class: Columbus High's IB graduates look back on challenges, friendships

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past two years, they've pondered the mysteries of the universe together, but Friday afternoon, the biggest problem Columbus High School's International Baccalaureate seniors faced was how to keep Zachary Thomas' cap soundly on his head during Saturday's graduation.

 

Columbus High graduates 236: 'Only good things to come'

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus High School class of 2011 celebrated their graduation on Saturday with commencement services at Humphrey Coliseum at 9 a.m. on the Mississippi State University campus.

 

 

Tornado claims another life in Monroe County

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Omnova labor hearing open to public; union continues to fight decertification

Posted 5/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a yearlong strike, the Omnova Solutions labor dispute is headed to a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board.

 

 

Bean receives Faculty Excellence Award

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Mark Bean, chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Mississippi University for Women, has been honored with the 2011 Kossen Faculty Excellence Award.

 

 

City: Laws don't cover 'ugly' buildings

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Commercial buildings can sit idle for a matter of months or for several years. The longer they sit, the less marketable they become.

 

Empty commercial space both blessing, curse

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years after Goody's clothing store filed bankruptcy and shut its doors in Columbus, PetSmart and T.J. Maxx are preparing to move into the space at the Magnolia Place shopping center.

 

Country club files for bankruptcy

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Country Club, a community landmark since 1923, has filed for bankruptcy after cutbacks failed to offset economic setbacks.

 

 

New Hope teen dies in shooting

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old New Hope student died in Tupelo early today after he was shot in the head in Lowndes County by three suspects, possibly in connection with a drive-by shooting early Thursday.

 

At Columbus' Hope House, a second chance at life

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jessica Howard read "Xanax" and "Lortab" on her illegally obtained prescriptions, they spelled "freedom and happiness" for her.

 

Arrest Report 5-19-11

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Lowndes teachers, parents, administrators recognized by county school board

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The school year is rapidly drawing to a close, and the Lowndes County School District is busy giving appreciation to its unsung heroes -- the administrators, teachers, and parents who sacrifice their time to the education and enrichment of children.

 

Redistricting dispute will be resolved, expert says

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1991 and 1992, the conflict over state redistricting ended in legislators having to run in two elections. This time, though the process still is in dispute, there is an end in sight, longtime journalist Sid Salter told Columbus Kiwanis Club members at their Wednesday meeting.

Liddell wants to keep departing Phillips' vision alive

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motivational poster on the wall of Dr. Martha Liddell's office sums up the leadership style she says has guided her throughout her 22-year career in the field of education: The image is a photograph of a bridge; the theme is teamwork.

 

Law firm returns legal fees to CVB

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The law firm of former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board member David Sanders gave $17,320.50 back to the CVB today amid accusations of ethical violations.

 

Local Destination ImagiNation team to compete in global finals

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the words "hydrologic energy cycle" elicit panicked flashbacks of dusty science books and test anxiety, you probably haven't met the seven Columbus Middle School students who have spent the past year mastering the wet stuff.

 

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