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Port Authority eyes land acquisition as business booms

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On any given day, 30-ton steel coils from Severstal -- as many as 50 at a time -- are brought in by rail and loaded onto barges bound for Texas and Mexico. At Kinder Morgan, an automated crane lifts an annual average of 500,000 tons of scrap metal onto barges for transport. Logistics Services recently renewed a 10-year lease with the Port Authority.

 

Personnel costs put Columbus over budget

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a shortfall of roughly $1.6 million, the Columbus City Council is now faced with the difficult task of balancing the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

Brooks outlines fire committee's role for supes

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Wednesday informed the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors of issues a committee will examine when conducting a comprehensive assessment of Lowndes County volunteer fire services.

Partial funding moves Phillips to open schools in Tenn.

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Del Phillips has had his hands full since leaving the Columbus Municipal School District last May to accept a position as director of Sumner County Schools in Gallatin, Tenn.

 

KiOR fuel expected in cars and trucks this year

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operations will start next month at Columbus' KiOR renewable fuels plant.

 

 

County voter registration cards in mail this week

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some Lowndes County voters soon will be receiving new voter registration cards in the mail. Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office began mailing the new cards Wednesday. The cards are being mailed to voters affected by the 2011 redistricting in the county.

 

MCSO bust meth lab operating near church, school

Posted 8/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth bust in Monroe County has landed one man behind bars. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies raided an active meth lab Wednesday morning. The lab was located approximately 25 feet from Hamilton High School. The lab was also located across the street from a church.

'Change' will be operative word, says MUW's Borsig

Posted 8/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is growing, as is its economic impact on the community, but the watchword for the years ahead will be change, MUW President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Town and Tower Club Tuesday morning during the group's quarterly meeting.

 

Lowndes officials busy with budget preparations

Posted 8/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budgeting process for Lowndes County is underway, with the Board of Supervisors scheduled to adopt a new budget Sept. 14.

 

 

Stolen goods recovered from pawn shop

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus pawn shop was an unwitting participant in a sale of stolen goods, according to Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter.

 

Caledonia pre-K program draws rave reviews

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday dawned dark and dreary, but Caledonia Elementary School's new pre-kindergarten class was awash in primary colors and big grins from the four-year-olds, who have no idea they're making history.

 

Columbus schools finish year with surplus

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Columbus Municipal School District is ending its fiscal year in the black.

 

Hotel Haven: Developer gets approval for third hotel

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to Columbus will soon have another option for overnight lodging as a national chain is once again coming to the Friendly City.

Monday profile: Maloney throws himself into new position

Posted 8/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mere weeks into his new position, Ron Maloney, the new vice president for economic development for Clay County, is convinced he's the right man for the job and has found a good fit with Clay County and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

 

EMCC submits bid for Columbus Country Club

Posted 8/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for East Mississippi Community College may be on the horizon. As the Columbus Country Club heads to the auction block after more than a year of toiling in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, EMCC is one of the potential buyers with an offer on the table.

 

 

Columbus officials working on 2013 budget

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

 

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