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Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.

 

Police: Columbus convenience store robber knew store's routine

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who robbed the Jumbo Jr.'s convenience store in the Leigh Mall Chevron early today knew the store's money-handling procedures, according to police.

 

Columbus police start new campaign to collect outstanding fines

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police teams made four arrests Thursday, a slow start for the city's three-month campaign to collect misdemeanor court fines. The campaign accompanies a Municipal Court amnesty, which runs from Feb. 1 to April 15.

 

 

Columbus High showcases 'champion' spirit

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High introduced the community, last night, to the talents of its students and the vast array of programs offered at the school. And community members attending the inaugural Falcon Showcase were pleasantly surprised.

 

Amid teams' success, New Hope plans upgrades to soccer field

Posted 1/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the heels of exciting wins, the New Hope soccer teams could have more to celebrate. Deteriorating 30-year-old bleachers are on tap for replacement.

Summit to spotlight black leadership in Columbus

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County supervisor hopes to introduce future African American leaders to the community and vice versa with a day-long summit.

Hotbed of activity as pickup truck catches fire at YMCA

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andy Hill had just parked in the back parking lot of the downtown YMCA at about 8 a.m. today when he looked behind him to see flames engulfing his truck bed.

 

Arrest report 1-27-11

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers tips led to four arrests last week, two for an Artesia armed robbery and two for a Columbus burglary.

 

 

Local employment picture brightens

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.

 

County goes to court for remaining soccer park land

Posted 1/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five properties totaling less than two acres are all that remain to be purchased at Burns Bottom for the long-awaited soccer complex.

 

Franklin students evacuated briefly after heating unit overheats

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School was evacuated briefly this afternoon after the motor in one of the school's heating units overheated.

 

State of the Union leaves local politicos skeptical

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, local Republican and tea party members offered skepticism of the president's commitment to bipartisanship.

Kitchens: Without courtroom, 'no benefit' from third circuit judge

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has a third judge - now it needs a courtroom for him.

Columbus radio show to feature controversial minister

Posted 1/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local callers will have an opportunity to question Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan next month. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem will host Farrakhan on his radio program, Karriem & Co., Feb. 9 on WTWG AM 1050.

 

Absentee voting under way for transportation commissioner runoff

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Absentee ballots now are available at circuit clerks' offices for the Feb. 1 Northern District transportation commissioner runoff election.

 

 

Interim CVB director allowed to apply for permanent post

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Tuesday to remove the restrictions keeping Interim Director Nancy Carpenter from applying for the permanent position.

 

Bringing it all together: Landscaping plan unifies Williams home, park, new condos

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau unanimously approved landscaping plans Monday for its properties between Main and College street, just east of Third Street South.

 

Columbus High's Falcon Showcase puts students' talents on display

Posted 1/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Where can you go for a night of fine dining, artwork, a silent auction and live musical performances? Columbus High School.

 

 

Man hit over head with beer bottle at local nighclub

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year-old man suffered minor injuries early Friday when he was hit in the head with a beer bottle at the Grey Goose nightclub.

 

 

In wake of Ariz. shooting, local colleges work to flag problem students

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at local colleges agree with how a Tucson, Ariz., community college handled disturbed student Jared Loughner, saying they have similar rules in place to identify, counsel or expel troubled students.

 

 

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