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Lowndes District 1 Volunteer Fire Department begins fundraising

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To update equipment and modernize fire trucks, the Lowndes County District 1 Volunteer Fire Department is embarking on a drive to raise $10,000.

 

Local airman promoted

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airman 1st Class Gio'Vonnie Ellis, left, a Columbus native, was recently promoted.

Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society moves forward with new facility

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By late afternoon Thursday, it was almost too dark to see the dogs in their concrete holding pens at the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. A few strips of fluorescent lights struggled to penetrate the gloom, but the majority of the lights stopped working weeks ago.

Borsig: MUW adjusting to budget cuts

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As state legislators continue to cut the education budget, tuition now is the principal method of financing for colleges and universities, Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday.

Holliman released from prison

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Convicted in 2008 of his wife's murder, a Caledonia man -- Brian Holliman -- was released from prison Tuesday, pending a new trial, after the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

 

Bomb threat at Fairview Elementary

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The eighth bomb threat of the school year occurred this morning, three days after a bomb threat at Columbus High School.

 

East Columbus neighborhood organizes watch

Posted 3/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The catch phrase Thursday night was delivered -- with moxie -- by a silver-haired lady in the front row of a local nursing home's dining room, when Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen thrust a microphone in her face and asked what people should do when they see suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

 

Longtime Caledonia deputy marshals resign abruptly

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former law enforcement officers John Pevey and Ben Gill hired as replacements.

 

 

Marriages and Divorces 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Building Permits 3-8-12

Posted 3/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

$1M worth of narcotics seized in Tuesday arrests

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Destined for Columbus and other areas, about $1 million in narcotics was taken out of circulation Tuesday.

 

Beer may hit the shelves soon at Cal-City Grocery

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forcing relocation to a larger adjacent room, a Caledonia Town Hall meeting audience of about 30 Tuesday night witnessed an ongoing dispute between the Board of Aldermen and the new owner of Cal-City Grocery, Jeff Doty, of Aberdeen.

 

 

Council to rebid bridge project

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to reject all bids on a project to restore the old Tennessee-Tombigbee River bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk and to re-advertise for bids on the project.

 

Fourth CHS bomb threat disrupts classes

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents lined up outside the gates of the Columbus High School football field this morning, waiting to pick their children up following the fourth bomb threat of the school year and the third in a little more than a month.

 

Supes approve incentives for new company

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a focus on job creation, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved incentives to bring another start-up company to the county.

 

 

Bridge, board vacancies on council agenda

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday is expected to reject all bids for a $2.2 million bridge restoration project and re-advertise for new bids.

 

Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority completes $850,000 worth of projects

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly two years of work, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority finally is closing the files on its project of renovating and rehabilitating community centers.

Catfish in the Alley a success

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The night air at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market Monday was filled with familiar smells and sounds -- fresh catfish dipped in spices, sizzling in peanut oil and the music of Big Joe Shelton, playing the harmonica.

Young leaders: Hairstons cited by state publication for civic and business contributions

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life for Columbus couple Trip and Bethany Reed Hairston is all about balance -- balancing a family with three children, three cats and a dog; finding time to participate in civic activities and overseeing several business ventures.

 

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