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Bottle hunters search for lost treasure

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for a wide variety of elusive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable television programmers. "American Pickers" and "Dirty Money" are two of several titles showing how discarded items can become valuable commodities. Although cable network cameras weren't rolling in Columbus Saturday, a small band of treasure hunters were digging.

Spring Pilgrimage begins Monday

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many visitors, Spring Pilgrimage is their first glimpse of Columbus, and organizers are hoping this year's 72nd annual event will inspire newcomers to fall in love with the city and remind residents of the rich heritage and historic charm with which the community is graced.

Zachary's to go smoke-free

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately two years ago, Zachary's owner Doug Pellum made a decision to allow smoking in his downtown eatery, while limiting his patrons to those 21 years old and above. But starting April 2, Zachary's, 205 5th St. N, will be added to the list of non-smoking establishments in Columbus.

Clean Sweep a success

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl renovation project, commonly known as "Clean Sweep," has been successfully completed according to Link's Young Professionals President Jason Spears.

United Way celebrates past year, looks to next

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last year was difficult for many people across Lowndes County as unemployment soared and prices for basic necessities sky-rocketed. At times, the agencies trying to help those in need found themselves in need as well.

Mayor's Unity Picnic scheduled for March 31

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Robert Smith decided to run for mayor, he ran on the platform of uniting the community. And with his annual Unity Picnic looming, Smith said it is still one of his goals.

Main Street event recognizes improvements

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recognized for her contributions to Columbus' Market Street Festival events, former WCBI-TV Promotions Director Susan Bell Thursday was named the recipient of the President's Choice Award at the Columbus Main Street Annual Awards event.

Columbus schools move to implement bomb threat response teams

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City school officials have had enough.

Bean awarded Exchange Club's 'Golden Book of Deeds'

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local restaurateur John Bean Thursday was recognized for his contributions to the community when he was awarded the Columbus Exchange Club's highest honor, the Golden Book of Deeds.

 

Police investigating Thursday shooting

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for leads in a Thursday night shooting.

 

City council divided on embattled public works director

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Only two of Columbus' six City Councilmen were ready to terminate Public Works Director Mike Pratt on Wednesday.

 

LINK: Development plan in works for area

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Higgins discusses West Point agreement, development updates

 

Arrest report 3-22-12

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of March 19, 2012.

 

Building permits 3-22-12

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Marriages and Divorces 3-22-12

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Eurocopter and Severstal receive defense awards

Posted 3/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple of Lowndes County businesses have been recognized for supporting their employees, who are in service to the country.

 

Council debates possible misuse of city property, grants church variance over protest of neighbors

Posted 3/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' public works director was criticized Tuesday, when members of the Columbus City Council alleged he misused city property.

 

Sale Elementary, MUW receive award from Bryant

Posted 3/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Representatives from Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School and Mississippi University for Women's College of Education and Human Sciences Wednesday will accept an award from Gov. Phil Bryant for their partnership in the "Kids 'n College" program.

 

 

Justice Dept. seeks to shut down Columbus tax service

Posted 3/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United States Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer who runs a business in Columbus.

 

Columbus school receives second bomb threat in two weeks

Posted 3/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ongoing efforts to end the bomb threats plaguing the Columbus Municipal School District have been increased, with a public school safety meeting slated Thursday at 4 p.m. at Brandon Central Services.

 

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