COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Caledonia adds jobs, moves forwad on water rate increase

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.

 

 

Main Street Columbus celebrates 'monumental' year

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.

 

 

Council members split $2 million for road work

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.

 

 

CVB: Despite losing half of board, tourism business goes on

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite having its board of directors cut in half, everything at the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is "business as usual," the group's interim director said.

 

Hotels attract interest of restaurant chains

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new hotel approaches its grand opening and Castle Properties prepares to break ground on another, local developer Mark Castleberry predicts more hotel projects on the horizon. And hotel projects are attracting the interest of chain restaurants potentially locating in Columbus.

 

Columbus contractor appeals license suspension

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus construction firm is embroiled in dueling lawsuits while it appeals the suspension of its license.

 

 

Supervisors vacate CVB board members

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2 percent restaurant tax utilized by the city and county to fund the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in danger.

 

 

REMEMBER TO VOTE: Turnout light in today's runoff election

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.

 

SHOOTING UPDATE: Man who admits killing friend was 'unstable,' loved guns, neighbors say

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man in custody for shooting another man to death was described by neighbors as "unstable" and a gun lover.

Alleged love triangle ends with fatal shooting

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is dead and another is in jail, after a shooting Monday at a Steens house.

 

Tanker turns over in Wal-Mart parking lot

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tanker trailer broke loose from its cab Sunday morning in the Columbus Wal-Mart parking lot before tipping over and spilling some of its contents.

 

Man wanted for Columbus burglary arrested

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have apprehended a Steens man suspected of burglary.

MONDAY PROFILE: MUW nursing student wants to reach out to Hispanic patients

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between clinical rotations, an intense course load and testing process, many health care professionals will tell you that a W graduate will be one of the best nurses you can hire. But just completing the nursing course work wasn't good enough for senior Katie Robinson.

OMG! State considers texting ban for all Miss. drivers

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A texting-while-driving ban is working its way through the state Senate and the bill has widespread support, but local police say there are no clear guidelines on enforcement.

Three arrested in Columbus meth lab bust

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Friday after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab at a home on Warpath Road, police said.

 

Man rescued from Luxapalila Creek

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was in good condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday night after his boat overturned on Luxapalila Creek earlier in the day and rescuers pulled him from the frigid water.

 

Search for permanent MUW president remains at standstill

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the state College Board tapped Allegra Brigham as the Mississippi University for Women's interim president in May, the MUW alumnus said she was prepared to stay indefinitely. And it appears she will do just that, as the College Board appears in no rush to find her permanent replacement.

Move to unite Highway 45 businesses gains steam

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bill Gavin's Highway 45 merchant association is moving forward, but both he and the organization will do well to practice patience.

 

Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.

 

Columbus Middle School's Allen named Teacher of the Year

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 38 years, Frances Allen's love for teaching continues to grow. She never fails to seek out and respond to students who need one-on-one help, even if it means cutting into her personal time.

 

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