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City judge pleads no contest, fined $377 for 2009 incident

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Judge Nicole Clinkscales entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Lowndes County Justice Court to disorderly conduct and disobeying a police officer.

 

In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."

 

Light and Water Dept. studying effect of wastewater

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board Thursday agreed to invest up to $112,000 over the next 12 months to study the impact of water from the local treatment plant deposited into the Tombigbee River.

 

Man charged with head-butting police car

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man has been charged with head-butting a Columbus Police Squad car and kicking one of its windows off track.

 

Lowndes assistant superintendent to run for top schools post

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County School District assistant superintendent anno-unced her intent to run for superintendent today, but current Superintendent Mike Halford said he remains undecided on his future

 

 

MUW has access to latest standard of wireless offerings

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not only do Mississippi University for Women students have wireless access campus-wide, it's also available through the latest wireless standard, which means maximum speeds. "Though many other universities have a campus-wide wireless network, we are probably among the few universities who have implemented a full campus-wide wireless network based on the recently ratified wireless standard known as 802.11n," according to Rodney Godfrey, MUW network administrator. The new standard can provide a five-fold increase to wireless speeds depending on coverage and reception.

 

 

Lowndes woman dies of injuries in Military Road car fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman burned over 40 percent of her body Feb. 12 in a car fire succumbed to her injuries Friday.

 

 

Columbus tax revenue beating expectations

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' "cautiously optimistic" chief financial officer is on the verge of dropping the "cautiously" part.

 

Monday Profile: New city judge Clinkscales defines own actions

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nicole Clinkscales won't allow her legacy to be defined by anyone but herself. The recently installed Columbus city judge now presides over the municipal and drug court proceedings she once participated in as a defense attorney. Her aim in both jobs is and was to help people.

Learning exchange: Foreign students, host families learn life lessons

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recent shopping trip, 15-year-old Yu "Crystal" Chem looked through clothes at Leigh Mall in Columbus. She got a chuckle out of seeing "made in China" on the labels.

Columbus High senior, bound for West Point, continues family legacy

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ian Williams' father graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1980. Ian's grandfather graduated from West Point in 1946. One might assume Ian is following in their footsteps, but his father says he's creating his own.

 

Phone scam targets Lowndes

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is warning residents about a new phone scam targeting customers of a local bank branch.

 

 

District: Missing laptops out for repairs

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three of four Columbus Municipal School District laptops reported missing were actually out for repairs.

 

 

Home building slows to crawl in Columbus

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Building Department issued only eight single-family residential building permits in 2010, marking possibly the worst year ever for new home construction in the city.

 

KiOR yet to land refinery customer

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While work has begun at the site of the KiOR plant in Columbus, the company has yet to secure a contract with a refinery that would process its synthetic crude oil -- and free up $75 million in state loans.

 

Columbus names interim city planner

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three weeks before Columbus' first public meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan, a city planner is in office.

 

 

Challenger files for Sanders' Lowndes supervisor seat

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest qualifiers for Lowndes County elections include a former judge and a community recruit.

 

 

Recovery House works to treat women with addiction

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a group of women living at the Recovery House visited the Greater Columbus Learning Center, volunteer George Courington was surprised by the socioeconomic diversity of the group.

 

 

Ex-Marine gets two years in fondling case

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Marine who fondled his 11-year-old niece was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison with five years of post-release supervision.

 

Elbow Room shooting victim's family mourns loss

Posted 2/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of a local man "caught in the crossfire" in a deadly downtown bar shooting remembered him as a loving fiancÚ and son in the wrong place at the wrong time.

 

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