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Lowndes woman dies of injuries in Military Road car fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman burned over 40 percent of her body Feb. 12 in a car fire succumbed to her injuries Friday.

 

 

Columbus tax revenue beating expectations

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' "cautiously optimistic" chief financial officer is on the verge of dropping the "cautiously" part.

 

Monday Profile: New city judge Clinkscales defines own actions

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nicole Clinkscales won't allow her legacy to be defined by anyone but herself. The recently installed Columbus city judge now presides over the municipal and drug court proceedings she once participated in as a defense attorney. Her aim in both jobs is and was to help people.

Learning exchange: Foreign students, host families learn life lessons

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recent shopping trip, 15-year-old Yu "Crystal" Chem looked through clothes at Leigh Mall in Columbus. She got a chuckle out of seeing "made in China" on the labels.

Columbus High senior, bound for West Point, continues family legacy

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ian Williams' father graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1980. Ian's grandfather graduated from West Point in 1946. One might assume Ian is following in their footsteps, but his father says he's creating his own.

 

Phone scam targets Lowndes

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam targeting customers of a local bank branch.

 

 

District: Missing laptops out for repairs

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three of four Columbus Municipal School District laptops reported missing were actually out for repairs.

 

 

Home building slows to crawl in Columbus

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Building Department issued only eight single-family residential building permits in 2010, marking possibly the worst year ever for new home construction in the city.

 

KiOR yet to land refinery customer

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While work has begun at the site of the KiOR plant in Columbus, the company has yet to secure a contract with a refinery that would process its synthetic crude oil -- and free up $75 million in state loans.

 

Columbus names interim city planner

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three weeks before Columbus' first public meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan, a city planner is in office.

 

 

Challenger files for Sanders' Lowndes supervisor seat

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest qualifiers for Lowndes County elections include a former judge and a community recruit.

 

 

Recovery House works to treat women with addiction

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a group of women living at the Recovery House visited the Greater Columbus Learning Center, volunteer George Courington was surprised by the socioeconomic diversity of the group.

 

 

Ex-Marine gets two years in fondling case

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Marine who fondled his 11-year-old niece was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison with five years of post-release supervision.

 

Elbow Room shooting victim's family mourns loss

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of a local man "caught in the crossfire" in a deadly downtown bar shooting remembered him as a loving fiancÚ and son in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Columbus school bus damaged, but no one injured, in morning wreck

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old Columbus High School student's car was sideswiped as she crossed an intersection today, sending her car crashing into a Columbus school bus carrying two students.

 

Cadence CEO Mallory resigns

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lewis Mallory Jr., chairman and CEO of Cadence Bank, plans to retire from the company after the sale of the bank to a private equity firm is completed, the company said in a release.

 

Bond set at $3 million for suspect in Elbow Room shooting

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond was set at $3 million for a California man charged with two counts of murder in a shooting at the Elbow Room Lounge in downtown Columbus early Wednesday.

 

Ex-Marine guilty in Ambien fondling trial

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury today found a 26-year-old former Marine guilty of fondling his then-11-year-old niece.

 

 

County officials question cost of new tourism office

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the cusp of purchasing its new office space, the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has hit another snag.

 

Columbus Light and Water switching to 'smart' meters

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water plans on spending about $4 million on new "smart" meters to meet new Tennessee Valley Authority requirements.

 

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