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Lowndes County approves courthouse renovation changes

Posted 8/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations at the Lowndes County Courthouse will cost just a little more than the $1.86 million expected, due to a leaky roof and complete replacement of the building's columns.

 

Town plans for Caledonia Days

Posted 8/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.

 

 

Merchant: Adding forensic pathologist to crime lab could save time, money

Posted 8/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has an autopsy laboratory but no forensic pathologist, and Greg Merchant, Lowndes County coroner, hopes that changes.

 

Overturned tractor-trailer holds up traffic

Posted 8/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday morning heading east along Highway 82 in Columbus, sending the driver of the 2010 Kenworth semi-truck to the hospital.

 

Columbus police go back to school

Posted 8/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though they're past the stage with book bags and report cards, Columbus police officers aren't exempt from attending classes and brushing up on some basic skills.

 

 

Brooks calls for county-worker raises

Posted 8/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Looking to the city of Columbus as an example, Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks wants to guarantee county employees raises for the coming fiscal year. The city recently passed a $22.86 million budget, including 3-percent raises for its about 280 employees.

 

 

Columbus police chief application deadline extended

Posted 8/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus continues to search for a new police chief, with city officials extending the application deadline to Sept. 8.

 

Police search for man accused of assaulting 60-year-old woman

Posted 8/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a man accused of hitting a 60-year-old woman in the back of the head with the blunt end of a knife Monday night.

 

Pass or play: Buyers bid on delinquent property taxes

Posted 8/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The atmosphere was one of studied concentration Monday morning as a mixture of hard-core investors, dabblers and dilettantes turned out for Lowndes County's annual delinquent tax sale at the Trotter Convention Center.

 

New manufacturer headed to Lowndes County

Posted 8/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new manufacturing facility is coming to Lowndes County, but until Wednesday, the most Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins will say about the company is it's big -- possibly bigger than Severstal or Paccar.

 

Locals help with Irene relief effort

Posted 8/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than a century -- since the Galveston, Texas hurricane of 1900 -- the Salvation Army has dedicated itself to meeting the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims. Maj. Paul White, head of the local branch of the Salvation Army, wasn't surprised Friday when he got the call for assistance.

 

Plenty of roastin' and boastin' to go around at barbecue fest today

Posted 8/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Give Billy Sims a hot grill, a fine piece of meat and a barbecue contest, and he's rarin' to go. Today he and the rest of the River Rat Pig Porkers join dozens of other competitive teams at the annual Roast n' Boast, the Mississippi state barbecue cooking contest at Columbus Fairgrounds that will benefit the American Cancer Society.

 

Cruisers rev up for Saturday's 20th anniversary car show

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and Model A's will all strut their stuff at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday in Columbus.

 

 

Residents consider moving from flood-plagued area

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents of the Masonic subdivision in East Columbus listened to Mississippi Emergency Management officials with frustration and cautious interest Thursday night as they explored a flood mitigation program which would not alleviate their problems but could offer escape.

 

College Board gets feedback from community members on the next MUW president

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A day-long series of public forums Thursday brings Mississippi University for Women one step closer to choosing its new president.

Tractor Supply latest retail addition to Columbus

Posted 8/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tractor Supply Co. is the latest addition to Columbus' retail market. The farm and ranch supply store is building a new store on Highway 45 North, just north of Creekstone Chevron.

Second Street South resident found dead in backyard

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Relatives and bystanders stood in shock this morning as the body of a resident was carried from his Second Street South home.

Community leaders: Next MUW head must have business sense

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly three dozen community leaders showed up at Mississippi University for Women's first in a day-long series of public forums designed to elicit feedback on the qualities the campus and community want to see in the college's next president.

 

Severstal in breach-of-contract, fraud suit

Posted 8/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal Columbus, a steel plant in the Lowndes County industrial park, is in the middle of litigation with its former metal brokerage company.

 

 

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