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Columbus named one of the "Best Small Towns for Business"

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Friendly City has been named one of the "Best Small Towns For Business In America" by American Express' website, openforum.com. The article, written by Barry Moltz, lists Columbus third on the list, behind only Columbus, Ind., Ponca City, Okla. and Prescott, Ariz.

 

Queens of the second chance: Columbus pair earns honors for their work with adult learners

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.

 

Two from Lowndes County may be re-sentenced

Posted 6/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.

 

 

Columbus Library to begin e-book program

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brick-and-mortar libraries aren't disappearing from the literary landscape any time soon, but they are changing, and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is changing as well, adding a growing litany of services for book lovers young and old. By the end of July, your next beach read may be an e-book, borrowed from the library and downloaded to your favorite digital device.

 

Brooks picked as convention delegate

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.

Three arrested for railroad parts burglary

Posted 6/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.

Wind Symphony organizers still seeking donations

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Donations still are being sought to help fund the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which entertained about 2,000 Saturday at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus. Event organizers expected a larger crowd, but those who attended seemed to enjoy the show, despite the oppressive summer heat, which kept many away.

 

Library adds new resource center to help autistic children

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Library Director Alice Shands was in Lancaster, Penn. when she saw something that blew her away -- so much so that she knew immediately it was a service the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library should offer.

 

 

No injuries in Columbus Air Force Base jet malfunction

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot and student pilot escaped without injury Monday after the landing gear of their training jet malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to land on its belly with its wheels retracted.

 

Carlyle finds perfect fit at Heritage Academy

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy's new headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle, knows a thing or two about private education: The native Canadian attended Ridley College, an independent, co-educational boarding school in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The school's Latin motto, "Terar Dum Prosim," is loosely translated as "May I be consumed in service," and Carlyle has spent his life adhering to that principle. Now, as he takes the place of former Heritage Headmaster Tommy Gunn, he enters the next phase of his 21-year career in education.

Carpenter picks up board position

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She was appointed by the state Senate by a vote of 52-0 after her confirmation hearing.

Miss-Ala Club fight leads to arrests

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nightclub fight which led to the arrest of a Caledonia man and two men from Alabama.

CPD credits community's help in murder case arrest

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sewell faces murder charge in Vaughn shooting death

Wind Symphony serenades 2,000

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As concert-goers streamed up the hillside to the overlook at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday evening, waves of undulating heat rose from the ground, relentless, unforgiving. The reward went to those who persevered. The timing could not have been more carefully orchestrated. The American Wind Symphony Orchestra took the stage as the sun began its slow decline, and as the first strains of music rang out across the water, the sky blushed the palest of pinks, painting the Tennessee-Tombigbee in a palette of silvered lavender.

Columbus Police announce suspects in two murders

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police have announced the names of suspects in the 2011 murder of William Vaughan and the 1997 murder of George Wilbanks.

Passions converge for symphony founder Boudreau

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Boudreau is a man of many passions including music, art, architecture and life itself. These passions will converge Saturday as he opens the 2012 concert season for his American Wind Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Tombigbee River in Columbus.

 

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