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Candidates share vision for Lowndes schools

Posted 4/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County superintendent of education candidates shared their visions for the district at a public forum Thursday, when they answered questions about qualifications and school issues.

A scramble for supplies, and random acts of kindness, during power outage

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Let there be light. And ice. And food. And gas. It was a familiar refrain around Columbus last night as darkness cloaked the city.

Though most back online, local power lines could take days to repair

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line failed Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power to most of the Golden Triangle for hours.

 

Couple robbed at Columbus motel during power outage

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men armed with pistols took advantage of the power outage Wednesday to rob a married couple staying at the Columbus Master Host Inn.

 

VIDEO: Lowndes woman says she's haunted by stabbing attack

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Cora Williams dreams now, she sees her ex-boyfriend's eyes as he repeatedly stabs her body with a dull butcher knife, she said.

 

Arrest report 4-28-11

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department reported these felony arrests this week.

 

 

Paccar anticipates expansion as economy improves

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paccar started building engines at its 440,000-square-foot Lowndes County plant in December 2010. Since then, 2,200 engines have been assembled at the facility, and 600 have been delivered to customers.

 

 

Cookout to celebrate County Government Day

Posted 4/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will host a hamburger and hot dog cookout Friday at the courthouse in honor of County Government Day.

 

Miss. death toll from violent storms rises

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the state's death toll from violent storms Tuesday and Wednesday is now more than 30.

 

Power slowly returns to Columbus

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Power was slowly being restored to areas of Columbus Wednesday night, allaying rumors that problems with TVA's grid would knock out power for four or more days. Still, power came on sporadically and was spotty in areas.

 

 

UPDATE: TVA: Power could be out in area at least until morning

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.

 

Columbus schools boast National Merit Finalists

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, students wait with anticipation to find out who will be named National Merit Finalists.

 

Lowndes superintendent candidate forum set for Thursday

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candidates for Lowndes County superintendent of education will answer questions in a public forum on Thursday night.

 

Nunnelee to host town hall meeting in Columbus on Thursday

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, will attend events in Columbus on Thursday as part of a three-day swing through the district.

 

Caledonia woman sentenced in child porn case

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old Caledonia mother who used her two sons to make child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

 

UPDATE: Miss. death toll continues to rise in wake of severe storms

Posted 4/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.

Columbus school board accepts Phillips' resignation

Posted 4/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District formally accepted superintendent Dr. Del Phillips' resignation in a special meeting Tuesday night at the central office.

 

New Columbus tourism board scrutinizes expenses

Posted 4/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new Columbus and Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau board is being more careful with its budget dollars, requesting line-by-line budgets from those requesting funding for festivals and other special events.

 

Departing Phillips will oversee vastly larger school district in Tennessee

Posted 4/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Del Phillips will receive higher pay and oversee a vastly larger district when he makes the move from superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District to the director of schools with the Sumner County Board of Education in Gallatin, Tenn.

New Fairfield Inn draws 'good, strong occupancy' -- and a few jobs

Posted 4/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today's official grand opening of the Fairfield Inn and Suites off 18th Avenue North in Columbus is part of the answer to a need for newer and higher-quality hotels in the Golden Triangle. And for the 20 new hires at the plush, new hotel, the business means much more.

 

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