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City disputes Sanders' claims over dumping access

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harry Sanders' running feud with the city of Columbus introduced new allegations during Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, a dispute that could wind up costing county taxpayers $25,000 or more.

Attorney's fees draw scrutiny at CVB meeting

Posted 10/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bad blood between Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees member Whirllie Byrd, who was once the treasurer of the CVB, and Executive Director Nancy Carpenter took a monetary turn during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting.

Monday profile: Smith likes her 'thankless' job

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tameka Smith has become a familiar figure in downtown Columbus over the past year-and-a-half. Quick to smile, quick to say hello, the 33-year-old mother of three has come to know just about everybody who works, lives or shops downtown.

Luncheons focus attention on breast cancer

Posted 10/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration filled quickly for Tuesday's second annual breast cancer awareness luncheon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but it's not too late to reserve a seat for next week's luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.

 

Lowndes explores vo-tech school

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board continued Friday to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district, but even if approved, it could be two years or more before it becomes reality.

 

 

Repaving of Hwy 69 to begin Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

APAC will begin asphalt paving on Highway 69 Tuesday, from Highway 182 southward for approximately 2.6 miles.

 

Link'd Young Professionals to get a little older

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, the Link'd Young Professionals faced a dilemma: Membership was down, participation was low and an organization filled with potential seemed destined to go the way of Ma Bell and the rotary-dial phone.

 

Columbus comprehensive plan awaits approval

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than three years of discussion, the Columbus Comprehensive Plan should be approved before Thanksgiving.

 

Employees anxious after Country Club sale

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, the country club, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, was sold at court auction to East Mississippi Community College for $1.6 million. While EMCC officials indicate the club's staff may be able to retain their jobs, uncertainty permeates the facility.

 

Diversity Day more than 'black and white'

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week of learning more about people and their traditions and customs will culminate Saturday as Diversity Day will be recognized by Community Counseling Services at the request of the Department of Mental Health.

 

United Way brings big trucks, kids together

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maybe it's the way big trucks are so formidable and loud. Maybe it's the way they are so powerful -- capable of awe-inducing feats. Whatever the reason, they seem to exercise an almost hypnotic hold on children, eliciting a fascination that sometimes continues long into adulthood.

Arrest report 10-11-12

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

Three Columbus men arrested on drug charges

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three men last week on drug-related charges. One of the men was also charged with possession of stolen property.

Child killed in Biloxi previously lived in Caledonia

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blake Lee Terrell formerly of Caledonia, died Tuesday night after being hit by a car in Biloxi.

CPD Christmas charity drive focuses on needs

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No child should be without a gift to open on Christmas morning. No parent should have to look that child in the eyes and try to explain why Santa visits some houses but not others. Winter coats, gloves, shoes and socks should not be luxuries.

Arrest report 10-10-12

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

Three arrested on fraud, drug charges

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three people on Monday on prescription fraud and drug-related charges in two separate incidents.

 

House speaker Gunn's tour draws overflow crowd in Columbus

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was standing room only Tuesday as citizens crowded into the upstairs courtroom at City Hall to voice their concerns, opinions and ideas to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

 

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