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Market Street Festival a hot attraction

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Temperatures were blisteringly hot for the 17th annual Market Street Festival, but spirits were high, and steady foot traffic kept vendors busy Saturday.

MUW graduates urged to fully utilize education

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Shirley A. Graves is recognized as a leader and trailblazer for women in her field, but in 1957, she was not very different from the soon-to-be graduates sitting in front of her Saturday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.

Former CAFB pilots recall life-threatening mission

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With each mission, a pilot risks not returning. Instructor pilots repeat safety procedures so many times, by the time a student pilot graduates, the procedures are routine.

 

New MUW police chief needed

Posted 5/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Mississippi University for Women's police force is no longer employed with the department, university officials confirmed Friday.

 

 

Eastbound US Highway 82 in Lowndes County closed due to accident

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.

 

 

CMSD superintendent could be named by mid-June

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District emerged all smiles Thursday night after a two-hour meeting in executive session at Brandon Central Services to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.

 

Propst Park train restoration under way

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four decades have passed since the 19th century train came to rest at Propst Park, and since that time, it has stood silent sentry over Main Street. Juveniles threw rocks and broke a few windows, and a person was once found living inside one of the cars, but for the most part, the train has been free of vagrants and vandals, ravaged only by time.

Domestic dispute leads to arrest of couple

Posted 5/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A domestic dispute landed a Caledonia couple behind bars Wednesday night.

 

Utility costs to rise with hot temps

Posted 5/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With summer comes higher power bills. Although the area's power supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has not yet announced rate increases for the summer, Lowndes County residents still can expect to pay higher utility bills.

 

Kaye wins achievement award

Posted 5/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus architect and noted historian, Sam Kaye, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Mississippi Heritage Trust Friday.

Wamble hired as Heritage Elementary principal

Posted 5/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the construction of Columbus Middle School was underway, Principal Cindy Wamble was intimately involved in every aspect of the process, from choosing the paint colors and classroom design to haggling with then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips over the entrance location, she jokingly recalled last April following Phillips' resignation.

Council votes to hire six police officers

Posted 5/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an effort to increase the manpower at the Columbus Police Department, the City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Chief Selvain McQueen to hire six officers.

 

Shots fired near Propst Park during games

Posted 5/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shots were fired Tuesday night, within audible range of one of Columbus' busiest family attractions.

 

Columbus gearing up for 17th Market Street Fest

Posted 5/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By Friday afternoon, the streets of downtown Columbus will be transformed into a showcase for the arts as the 17th annual Market Street Festival gets underway.

 

Two home burglaries reported Friday night

Posted 5/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a burglary and a possible attempted burglary from Friday.

 

Garage keeps city's vehicle fleet on the road

Posted 4/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Considering the many factors needed to keep a city operating on a functional level --elected officials, administrators, police, emergency responders, sanitation workers, the Public Works Department and others who have roles in its daily maintenance -- the city must keep moving. And with a fleet of about 240 vehicles, Columbus is always in motion.

 

Council to discuss voting precincts, new police officers, board vacancies

Posted 4/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council on Tuesday will discuss moving the Lee Middle School and Mitchell Memorial Elementary School voting precincts. Mitchell has been sold by the Columbus Municipal School District and Lee is up for sale.

 

 

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