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Peanut truck overturns

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cargo of peanuts were strewn along Highway 82 after an 18-wheeler overturned on Sunday afternoon near the Military Road exit.

10 years later: Survivors haven't forgotten tornado's fury

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.

 

State casts withering look at West Lowndes High

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.

 

 

Street paving tops Columbus City Council priorities

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a deadline looming, Columbus officials are working to spend the remainder of $3.8 million in general bond obligation money. According to Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the terms of the bond state the money must be spent by Nov. 29.

 

Area arrests 11-11-12

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

 

Organizers seek support for Thanksgiving feeding program

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.

 

 

Rumors kick off local campaign season

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.

 

KiOR begins production

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.

 

City continues to negotiate bus service contract

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With proposed bus routes and a campaign for private donations in play, Lawrence Transit System is poised to bring its services to Columbus. But months after it was initially discussed, the Indiana-based transit system still does not have a contractual agreement with the city.

 

Seven arrested in meth raid

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A standard probation check led to the discovery of an inactive methamphetamine lab and the arrest of seven people earlier this week in north Columbus.

Church reaps reward for special needs prom

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last April, members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church joined together for an evening of joy, hosting a unique prom in which 62 members of the special needs community were paired with student "dates" from the church youth group and nearby New Hope High School.

Columbus Police search for three suspects

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the community's help in locating three suspects wanted for questioning.

 

On a slow night for business, election talk is subdued

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were no confetti showers of red, white and blue raining down on Columbus Tuesday night, no bunting dangling from windowsills or streamers hanging from downtown trees. By the time Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to deliver his concession speech, a darkened hush had fallen over our slumbering city, with the chill night air punctured only by the lone rumble of a passing train.

 

 

City Council moves ahead on redistricting

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus officials wait patiently to hear from the U.S. Department of Justice on the status of its redistricting plan, the city council Tuesday officially adopted a resolution to establish polling and voting precincts during Tuesday's council meeting.

 

 

Caledonia audit shows town in good fiscal shape

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As people around the nation gathered to hear results from the presidential election Tuesday night, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen waited for news of another kind -- the findings of their 2010 full-scope audit.

 

 

Lowndes County election results

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following are unofficial election results from Lowndes County as provided by the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

 

 

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