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Former West Lowndes coach, teacher honored

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As West Lowndes Middle School Principal Cynthia McMath and Athletic Director Roosevelt Bridges presented framed 8-by-10-inch certificates of appreciation Saturday morning to the family of the late Jane Coleman, the daughter of the longtime coach and teacher, Cassandra Danner, couldn't hold back her tears.

 

Let it snow: 5-8 inches possible in north Miss. this weekend

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi and Alabama with light flurries further south beginning Sunday.

 

 

Eurocopter rings in new year with new contract

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

EADS North America started the new year with a contract to build 12 more UH-72A light utility "Lakota" helicopters for the U.S. Army at Columbus' American Eurocopter plant.

 

Fire destroys New Hope home

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As firefighters hosed down her charred home Thursday evening, Joyce Manigo watched in stunned silence. She had arrived home at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday to find flames tearing through the inside of her house.

 

A week into qualifying, few candidates step forward in Lowndes

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five days after qualifying for county elections began, just two Lowndes County incumbents are facing opposition.

 

 

4-County: Prepare for winter storms

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather forecasts indicate the potential exists for a "significant weather event" that could enter the area late Sunday and early Monday.

 

Weyerhaeuser sells rail lines to Patriot Rail

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.

Lowndes sheriff Howard won't seek re-election

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard has decided not to seek re-election to a fourth term.

Starkville's Tagert: Transportation commission seat would be 'great fit'

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Until this fall, Mike Tagert never ran for public office. These days, however, the 40-year-old father of two is traveling from town to town in north Mississippi, learning about local issues and talking to voters before Tuesday's special election to determine the next Northern District transportation commissioner.

 

Columbus 4-County customers have temporary detour

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to 4-County Electric Power Association's Columbus Customer Service Center, 2000 Sixth St. N., may experience a temporary detour this week when entering and exiting that office.

 

Lowndes sheriff charged $1,432 to dredge well

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,431.94 bill for draining a state-line well in search of still-missing Madeline "Midge" Ponds.

 

Railroad clears tracks of 'severe' train derailment

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alabama Southern Railroad has cleared the tracks of a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed Tuesday in Lowndes County.

 

The VFW's new battle: Recruiting new members

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.

 

Arrest report 1-6-11

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.

 

Video: Gas leak closes Main Street near 22nd Street

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.

 

Army orders more helicopters from Columbus plant

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Columbus firefighters take oath to protect community

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.

 

Parks department funds new Crawford community center

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.

 

New circuit judge, the third in district, expected to ease caseload

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.

 

Lowndes considers proposal to monitor flood-prone creek

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.

 

 

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