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Krispy Kreme ready for Tuesday opening

Posted 9/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a warm Saturday in September, Columbus residents were already lining up by 9 a.m. The jazz band from Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, under the direction of local rocker Dawn Barham, played Motown and R&B hits in the background as the crowd's anticipation approached fever pitch.

MUW names Patton as new chief of police

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has hired a new police chief, six months after the departure of former chief Kennedy Meaders in March.

 

Lowndes taxes remain flat; reserves to cover budget shortfall

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Millage rates will stay the same for Lowndes County residents as the board of supervisors passed its Fiscal Year 2013 budget Friday morning after a public hearing was held.

 

 

Brooks vocal in opposition to CVB board appointment

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What could have been a quick conversation among gentlemen turned into a circus of race and politics Friday at the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approving an appointee to replace George Swales to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau turned into a highly contentious issue, particularly between longtime sparring partners District Five Supervisor Leroy Brooks and District One Supervisor and Board President Harry Sanders.

 

 

CMSD board, staff discuss state test scores

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District administrators spent two hours Friday evening pouring over state test results and explaining to board members their plans for improvement in the upcoming year.

 

 

Details of tri-county coalition unveiled

Posted 9/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of speculation, the specifics of a tri-county economic development coalition were unveiled today at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.

 

Woman released on $2 bond

Posted 9/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If a Columbus woman doesn't show up for her next court hearing, she'll have to pay the price. In fact, she'll have to pay $2.

 

City approves budget with no millage increase

Posted 9/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than a month of discussions, motions and hearings, the Columbus City Council voted Thursday to approve its Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The budget contains $22,932.13 in revenues and $23,258,533 in expenditures, leaving a $326,115 deficit.

 

Columbus student charged with statutory rape

Posted 9/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus High School student was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of statutory rape.

Sumrall out on bond

Posted 9/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with child pornography is back home after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.

 

Two found guilty in $1 million heroin case

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Friday, two illegal immigrants were found guilty in federal court on possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

 

Soccer complex may breathe new life into Burns Bottom area

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Burns Bottom is now the site of a 70-acre development built around a $5 million recreation facility. The Columbus Soccer Complex will officially open Saturday, Sept. 22.

MUW begins branding campaign with dialogue sessions

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its re-branding campaign Wednesday with the first of a series of interactive discussions.

 

One killed in Highway 182 crash

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man is dead following a Wednesday morning collision.

 

 

Couple arrested for drugs, gun

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple were arrested at their residence Tuesday night after agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit discovered cocaine and a handgun inside their Sand Road home.

 

County ready to make CVB appointment

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will name a replacement for George Swales on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors during Friday's board meeting.

 

Sallie Mae Jones celebration set for weekend

Posted 9/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-day centennial celebration will be held Friday and Saturday to honor the life of the late Sallie Mae Jones, a black businesswoman who owned and operated Jones Restaurant on Fourth Street South.

 

 

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