COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Building permits 2-16-12

Posted 2/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building permits for Feb. 7-13, 2012

 

 

Severstal receives safety award

Posted 2/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal North America has received a Steel Manufacturers Association safety award for zero lost time accidents at its Columbus facility.

 

 

Walmart employee robbed in store's lot

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a Walmart employee in the store's parking lot this morning.

 

 

Depraved-heart murder on Lowndes court docket

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

COLUMBUS -- Columbus woman accused of murdering her unborn child is slated to stand trial in Lowndes County Circuit Court this term. Rennie Taria Gibbs, 20, of 300 S. Lehmberg Road in Columbus, No. 25, was 15 when she got pregnant.

 

 

Training Days, Lawmen settle into new roles at sheriff's office

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between them, they have more than five decades of experience in law enforcement. But they're settling into new roles and working within the confines of a predetermined budget.

 

 

Columbus schools delay decision on sex ed

Posted 2/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An exploratory committee formed to examine which method of sex education should be taught in Columbus schools presented its findings to the district's board of trustees Monday night. The Starkville School District in October decided on an abstinence-plus curriculum for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

 

How do I love thee? Love letters and Valentines through the ages

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night could keep local vendors from hawking giant teddy bears, roses and other mass-produced tokens of love Monday evening, and a few determined stragglers were seen shuffling through the soggy twilight, trying to find last-minute gifts.

 

Rhea awaits bond hearing in Picayune

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville woman arrested for aiding a prisoner escape custody is awaiting a bond hearing in Pearl River County Jail.

One dead, three injured in Lowndes wreck

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One person died and three others were injured after a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon.

Columbus schools hold off on firing more than 50 teachers

Posted 2/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposal to cut several positions within the Columbus Municipal School District hit a stumbling block Monday night, buying some needed time for those whose jobs are on the chopping block. But the delay is only temporary.

 

Caledonia Aldermen vote against Cal-City Grocery

Posted 2/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Jeff Doty was careful to preface his case to reopen Cal-City Grocery with a simple and to-the-point statement. "I am not here to cause animosity among the community," Doty told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen Saturday. "I am here to run a legitimate business." Still, the board voted against conditions for Cal-City Grocery to sell cold beer, either under a grandfather clause or a variation to a city ordinance.

 

 

Survivor of European cruise shipwreck thankful to be alive

Posted 2/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She got a brief phone call from her son before she started watching the tragedy unfold on the news. Eventually, Lillian Evans, of Columbus, just turned the TV off.

 

Local spelling champ gets ready for next competition

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This will probably come as a surprise to Caledonia Middle School sixth-grader Elise Cook's fan club, but her favorite subject isn't English, it's math. In fact, this year's countywide spelling champ is hoping to someday become an engineer.

Helping middle class the basis of Brad Morris' congressional campaign

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Democrat Brad Morris spent Wednesday in the Golden Triangle, touting his candidacy for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of north Mississippi.

 

Port director eyes grant money for project funding

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, the Mississippi Legislature earmarks $3.8 million for the state's 16 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

 

Brigham named VP of university relations and advancement at MUW

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham of Columbus is returning to the MUW campus as interim vice president for university relations and advancement, according to Dr. Jim Borsig, president of the university.

 

 

Caledonia to decide fate of cold beer sales at grocery store

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An issue that was hotly-contested in 1945 and 1982 will be up for debate again Saturday morning at Caledonia Town Hall.

 

Columbus Civil Service Commission approves police hiring policy

Posted 2/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A controversial policy change which has pitted Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen against officers within the police department was approved by the Civil Service Commission 2-1 Thursday following a meeting in executive session.

 

MBI continues probe of shooting case

Posted 2/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond has been set for the man involved in a Saturday night incident, which injured a county Metro Narcotics agent and landed a Columbus police officer on leave pending investigation.

 

 

Facebook Watch Group fights crime

Posted 2/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not about vigilante justice or fear but taking back the community, one person at a time.

 

 

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