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Travel smart this holiday with these useful tips, links

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Thanksgiving holiday is the heaviest traveled holiday each year, according to the American Automobile Association. Some need-to-know info to help you on the road and in the air:

 

Around the Golden Triangle, a bounty of thanks, charity

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks aren't the only thing that will be given on Thursday. Multiple groups and churches will offer free meals. Several will deliver. And all will try to find a place for eager volunteers.

 

Crowded Thanksgiving travel days ahead, despite higher gas prices, air fare

Posted 11/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holiday travel, like the economy, is picking up this year, which could mean more traffic and longer waits at some airports for Thanksgiving travelers.

 

 

Columbus Boys and Girls Club focuses on helping kids graduate

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Kiwanis Club is reaching out to the Columbus Boys and Girls Club, in light of its international organization partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Wednesday, Columbus Boys and Girls director Steve Moody talked to Kiwanians at the Country Club about the youth center's offerings.

 

Hundreds of Lowndes teachers brought together for thank-you program

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of teachers left the Mississippi University for Women campus rejuvenated Wednesday afternoon, after the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link's Educators are Essential program.

Columbus man guilty of shooting 83-year-old with shotgun

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old man was found guilty of aggravated assault and armed robbery Wednesday in the 2006 shotgun-shooting of a then-83-year-old man near the Lee Home.

 

Leaders get sobering look at industry recruitment

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County learned some hard truths Wednesday during a visit from an economic development firm which specializes in site selection.

 

The new bank on the block: Renasant opens first Lowndes branch

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an uncertain banking atmosphere, Renasant Bank hopes to establish its stability in Columbus.

 

Arrest report 11-18-10

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Caledonia man was charged Tuesday with firing several shots at three people on Oct. 24 after an argument at the Elks Lodge club.

 

New facility at Columbus Air Force Base meets gold standard for energy efficiency

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Mann has been director of Columbus Air Force Base's Child Development Center for the past 16 years, working through a time when child care was more like baby-sitting.

 

Belew found not guilty of sexual battery

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After about 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury returned a not-guilty verdict in the sexual-battery trial of a former head of security at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

 

Council OKs sidewalks, lighting for Seventh Avenue

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council split 4-2 Tuesday as it voted to grant $50,000 in state funds to the Seventh Avenue Revitalization Program.

 

 

Two men crash car, flee from police

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men were suffered minor injuries after crashing their car Tuesday during a high-speed chase through downtown Columbus.

 

 

County schools move forward with office improvements

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District is moving forward on plans to improve its central office on Highway 45 South.

 

At defense contractor Nammo Talley, business is booming

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nammo Talley has more safety checks in place than the average manufacturing plant because it manufactures bombs. Specifically, the explosive, rocket-propelled rounds used by the U.S. military to blow up tanks and bunkers.

 

Plans to bring crime expert to Columbus hit snag

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans to bring a crime prevention expert to Columbus have hit a snag, forcing law enforcement and a community task force to move on to Plan B.

 

Pawnshop buys confiscated guns from Sheriff's Office

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you've had a gun confiscated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in the last five years and want it back, head to the pawnshop.

 

Councilman pushes for improvements to Seventh Avenue

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Avenue could be in line for improvements after tonight's meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

Girl testifies ex-stepfather abused her

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury heard opening arguments and the victim's testimony Monday in the trial of a former head of security at Columbus Air Force Base accused of sexually abusing his then-11-year-old stepdaughter.

 

Program brings business, community leaders into classroom

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in Lowndes County schools will be better prepared to enter the workforce with the help of the Mississippi Scholars program.

 

 

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