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Columbus City Council debates use of paving funds

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.

 

 

Caledonia citizens protest new water bills

Posted 6/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

City Council sticks by its redistricting plan

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is one step closer to submitting its redistricting plan to the Department of Justice after hosting as public hearing Monday night.

 

Brooks, Sanders feud dominates supes meeting

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of adhering to a proverbial peace treaty, tensions again mounted and tempers flared Monday between Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders and District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Fighting a car fire

Posted 6/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 1 Fire Department volunteers extinguished a car fire Friday night in Caledonia.

Monday profile: Camp Rising Sun close to heart for Jess Stanford

Posted 6/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jess Stanford is a bit of a hybrid. There is a playfulness in her sly smile and her eyes flash mischief. And yet, the set of her jaw speaks to her confidence and there is a firmness in her speech that tells you she has big plans.

 

Crime report 6-3-12

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman faces up to three years in prison for alleged credit card fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Saturday.

 

Mackay will run again for Council

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Ward 2 City Councilwoman Susan Mackay confirmed Saturday she again will seek the office in the 2013 municipal elections.

 

Alternate redistricting plan backed by council pair

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Columbus City Council prepares for a public hearing Monday on the federally mandated redistricting, an alternate plan has surfaced. The new plan is being publicly supported by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem.

 

 

Lowndes County to say pull up those pants?

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Young men beware: Your saggy bottoms soon may be unwelcome in both Columbus and Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday is scheduled to discuss an ordinance prohibiting public indecency.

 

Colonel Barre Seguin to depart June 27

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, the Seguin family landed at Columbus Air Force Base. In that brief tenure, they've left an indelible impression upon the base and the community.

Humane Society scavenger hunt raises $5K

Posted 6/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is closer to beginning the second phase of a planned renovation project. About $5,000 was raised Saturday, during a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.

Columbus School District Superintendent: At last, Liddell

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a roller coaster ride of peaks and valleys over the past two weeks, the Columbus Municipal School District finally has a new superintendent -- almost.

Council considers Watch Group's fears

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rumors were squashed and a social media group agreed to help reduce Columbus' crime rate in any way possible Thursday night, when about 40 people turned out for a public forum held by the Columbus City Council.

Much-loved teacher Hyde succumbs to cancer

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 15 years, elementary school teacher Rashean Hyde fought for her students, making sure they had everything they needed to succeed in school and in life.

 

The YMCA and The Dispatch offer the Third Annual Mile-a-Day Marathon

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Continuing the journey to a more active community, the YMCA and the Dispatch again have partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon this month. The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month. The event is a non-competitive effort to promote healthier lifestyles for Lowndes County residents.

 

 

Red Cross teams up with Fire and Rescue for 'boot drive'

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is approaching its goal in the grassroots "Heroes" campaign. Officials hope weekend fund drives will push them over the edge.

 

 

Humane Society to hold Saturday fundraiser

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society wants all paws on deck Saturday for a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.

 

 

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