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New classroom work on track in Caledonia

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $2.11 million classroom-addition project at Caledonia schools is on track for completion before students return to classes in the fall.

 

 

New Hope soccer field work set to begin

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A facelift for the New Hope soccer field is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks.

 

 

Columbus council rethinks plan to add money to budget

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday to rescind more than half a million dollars in budget amendments, some of which may be illegal.

 

 

Lowndes school superintendent candidates to meet in forum

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The six candidates for Lowndes County School District Superintendent of Education will square off to answer questions April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nissan Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Time to focus on the future, say W alums

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long-standing dissension between Mississippi University for Women administrators and an estranged alumni group reached a peaceable accord Saturday, and the next two months involve a flurry of paperwork as Mississippi's First Alumnae Association and the MUW Alumni Association prepare for their July 1 merger.

 

The big move: CVB settles into their new 4,000-square-foot office

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months later than planned, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has finally moved into its new downtown office space.

World War II vet receives replacement purple heart; surprised when other accolades followed

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he recalled the faces of friends he saw killed in combat, tears traced the wrinkles of World War II infantryman Robert Mims' sun-dried cheeks.

 

Local power companies join energy-efficiency push

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local utility companies announced Monday they were joining with the Tennessee Valley Authority to push energy efficiency in the state.

 

 

Arrest reports 4-19-11

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.

 

Monday profile: The double life of Tamaka Jones

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tamaka Jones has two personas. During the day, she is a businesswoman. A native and current resident of Columbus, Tamaka owns and manages a thriving beauty shop called Salon 220.

Civic pride on display in Columbus' annual Clean Sweep

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteers showed their civic pride Saturday when they "sweeped" Columbus clean through various service projects throughout the city.

Fishing club lures Palmer Home children to love of hobby

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he demonstrated the fine art of casting Saturday, fly fisher Mel Waxham described his passion for what he called his "full-time hobby."

Pain at gas pump could ease over summer

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.

Splintered alumni groups vote to reunite at The W

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bringing an end to a bitter four-year conflict, the Mississippi University for Women's estranged alumni organization agreed Saturday to merge with the official alumni association.

 

Community Bancorp, Cadence's new owner, acquires second bank

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.

 

 

Tornado warnings issued for Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee counties

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Clay County and northern Lowndes County, including Columbus, after a funnel cloud was spotted near Tibbee Friday evening. Minutes later, a warning was issued for Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.

 

 

Area spared serious damage as storms, tornado warnings pass

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.

 

 

Columbus, Caledonia under tornado warning

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.

 

 

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