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Humane Society to hold Saturday fundraiser

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society wants all paws on deck Saturday for a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.

 

 

Special weather warning for Lowndes County

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

50 years of Sunflower: Grocery business is a family affair for the Townsends

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are truths you know and truths which take the circuitous route, leading you down one life path, only to plant you squarely at the intersection of another.

 

Alternate plan likely to emerge in redistricting hearing

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus will hold a public hearing on its redistricting plan on Monday at 6 p.m. at the courtroom of the Municipal Complex.

 

Columbus school district renews Dunn contract

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board has reversed course on the matter of legal council, voting to renew its contract with Board Attorney David Dunn for three more years.

Columbus couple arrested after break-in

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigation into an early morning burglary at 4-County Electric Power Association led to the arrest of a Columbus couple.

Continuance granted in Newell murder trial

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman Tuesday granted a continuance in the murder trial of James Newell of Vernon, Ala.

Superintendent candidate withdraws

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second of three final candidates has withdrawn from consideration for the city schools superintendent's position.

Country Club board to submit second bankruptcy plan

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year of toiling in a financial quagmire, Columbus Country Club board members are preparing to submit their second reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The club, which has operated at its present location since 1923, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3, 2011.

Columbus students win Destination ImagiNation honors

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School students are celebrating this week, after one of their Destination ImagiNation teams placed 10th in the competition's Global Finals last weekend in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mayor's son arrested

Posted 5/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

German Terell Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, was arrested Saturday night, by officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at Highway 182 and Ninth Street and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

 

Golden Triangle unemployment rates continue to fall

Posted 5/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third month in a row, the number of unemployed workers in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties decreased. A Mississippi Department of Employment Security report on statewide unemployment notes the April unemployment rate for Lowndes County was 8.7 percent, a significant drop from 9.1 percent in March and 9.9 percent in February.

 

A flight to honor those who have served

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He was just a boy from Mississippi, born and raised in Louisville, shipped off to war at the age of 18. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation," fighting in what would later be known as the "Good War."

 

CMSD selects superintendent

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year in flux, the Columbus Municipal School District has a new superintendent, Board President Tommy Prude announced Saturday afternoon, declining to release the name of the chosen candidate.

 

Court: Wright wrongfully terminated

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-year saga has come to a close for Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright, whose name was cleared Wednesday when Lowndes County Chancery Court Judge Dorothy Colom ruled he was wrongfully terminated as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.

During interview, Liddell pushes for accountability

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell Friday was interviewed by the board of trustees, as the last of three candidates vying for the full-time job.

Gardner sentenced to twenty years for burglary

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens Friday sentenced Demonta Gardner to 20 years in prison. A jury last week convicted Gardner of burglary of an occupied dwelling, but he was not convicted on a related armed robbery charge.

 

Crime report 5-27-12

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Breaking: Gardner sentenced to 20 years

Posted 5/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Demonta Gardner sentenced to 20 years for burglary of an occupied dwelling

 

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