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Paccar profit falls 2 percent

Posted 7/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Council to consider pay for J5 Broaddus

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen are expected to consider a lease agreement and compensation for J5 Broaddus, the company they hired July 2 as the city's project manager, when they meet 5 p.m. today at the municipal complex.

GTRA lands grant for runway upgrade

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Regional Airport will be among several in Mississippi to benefit from a grant approved by U.S. legislators Monday. The U.S. Senate approved the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act, created to facilitate long-term aviation planning by the FAA.

At-need districts to receive state reading coaches

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will have to wait another two months before it learns if it will receive the help of one of the 24 reading coaches recently approved to help failing districts.


MUW named one of best colleges to work for

Posted 7/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The W has been named as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


CL&W board mulls possible TVA rate hikes

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale said Tennessee Valley Authority officials have scheduled a conference call for July 31 with all of its distributors -- one day before the regional power agency's 60-day deadline to announce any rate changes.

CVB to discuss strategic plan at retreat

Posted 7/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday to be followed by its annual retreat, where members will discuss the budget for the upcoming fiscal year as well as a strategic plan.

Heavy rains are blessing, curse to local farmers

Posted 7/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For thousands of years, farmers have studied the sky, wondering when the next rain will fall. This growing season, Lowndes County farmers haven't had to do much wondering.

Columbus schools may add colors to uniforms

Posted 7/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Monday night's school board meeting, board member Aubra Turner suggested students be able to add the option of wearing a purple or gold polo shirt to their uniform choices. Turner also suggested students be allowed to wear T-shirts proclaiming their individual school's logo.

CL&W OKs sewer agreement with school district

Posted 7/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors agreed Thursday to their end of a memorandum of understanding with the Lowndes County School District that would have the school system pay for installation of a pipe that would transfer sewage into CL&W's sewer line.

Columbus firefighter charged with cyberstalking

Posted 7/19/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Ray Clark, 45, of 1057 West Bank Access Road, was arrested by investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning and charged with cyberstalking.

County's bridges better than most, just 5 of 119 bridges fall into 'red flag' category

Posted 7/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Data from the Mississippi Office of State Aid Road Construction (OSARC) shows Lowndes County fares well among the state's 82 counties when it comes to the condition of its bridges.

Hospital fund trustees hire consultant to review proposals

Posted 7/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve financial firms have submitted proposals to manage funds from Lowndes County's hospital sale, and county trustees of those funds have agreed to hire a consultant to whittle the applicants to a group of finalists. Those interviews could begin late next week, funds trustee president Harry Sanders said.

CMSD board approves 74 personnel changes

Posted 7/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus students return to school Aug. 7, they will see a variety of new faces -- including principals, teachers and staff. During Monday night's meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board, the board voted 4-1 to approve 74 personnel moves.

District 4 residents air complaints at community meeting

Posted 7/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Where Hardy-Billups Road meets Swedenburg Road in Lowndes County's District 4, there are two signs reminding motorists not to dump litter or other unwanted items. What draws the ire of residents of the Hill City area just above downtown Crawford is that they still see anything from trash to old mattresses abandoned around that sign.


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