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Man checks on dogs, gets shot by BB gun

Posted 8/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is recovering after being shot multiple times in the face by a BB gun.

 

County to study four vocational school sites

Posted 8/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District will begin conducting a feasibility study on four possible sites for a proposed vocational center.

 

Summer county road projects completed

Posted 8/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction season may not be over, but all of Lowndes County's road improvement projects budgeted for this year wrapped up last week. Thirty-three roads were either overlaid, chip-sealed or given double bituminous surface treatment during the summer months.

 

Lawrence Transit to go before historic commission

Posted 8/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the Historic Preservation Commission meets next week, one of the matters they will take up is whether to approve the installation of five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts.

County to gain millions as in-lieus end

Posted 8/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 10-year fee-in-lieu agreement between Caledonia Generating and Lowndes County ends this year, meaning the company will pay full ad valorem taxes to the county beginning with the next fiscal year

Supes say county school board needs to revise budget

Posted 8/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County board of supervisors is encouraging the county school board to lower its budget request for the 2013-14 school year.

 

MUW No. 45 in Washington Monthly's rankings

Posted 8/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Crowd turns out at delinquent tax sale

Posted 8/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 170 people participated in Lowndes County's annual delinquent tax auction Monday at Trotter Convention Center. Potential bidders sat through a bidding process that lasted more than six hours. In their hands were lists of 2,160 parcels totaling more than $1.75 million in unpaid property taxes.

Hospital fund committee to narrow firm search

Posted 8/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve financial firms that submitted proposals to manage Lowndes County's $30 million hospital trust fund will be narrowed to three this week.

Trouble for KiOR's biowaste-to-biocrude business

Posted 8/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Problems are emerging for KiOR, the Texas-based alternative fuel company that began converting wood chips to fuel at its Columbus biorefinery earlier this year.

TVA rate increases likely to have local impact

Posted 8/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Expect the light bill to go up. On Thursday, Tennessee Valley Authority announced a 1.5 percent base rate increase. Officials with the company said the increase will likely mean about an extra $18 a year coming out of consumers' pockets.

Appeals court reverses Wright's wrongful termination verdict

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright said he will appeal an appellate court's ruling that he was justly fired from his position as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.

City, employees will share insurance rate increase

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Councilmen approved to split a five percent insurance rate increase between city funds and city employees during their Thursday budget session for the 2014 fiscal year due to a rise in dental coverage costs and claims experienced.

Nunnelee cheered, grilled at forum

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A packed Lowndes County courtroom greeted Mississippi 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee for a town hall meeting Thursday evening.

 

Columbus fair organizers expecting bigger crowds

Posted 8/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Fair had about 3,000 attendees in 2011. That number jumped to nearly 5,000 last year and if you ask Jane Burns Jordan, the president of the Columbus Fair and Livestock Association, the reason for the increase is clear. "We brought livestock back," she said.

 

Habitual offender placed on house arrest

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man sentenced to serve four years in prison as a habitual offender is scheduled to be paroled and live under house arrest after less than six months behind bars.

 

12th annual Roast-n-boast starts Friday

Posted 8/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the 11th edition of Columbus' Roast-n-boast festival last year, Chris Morgan and his South Eastern Cookers grilling team received an award that meant more to him than the prize money that came with others his team won before.

 

 

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