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Organizers seek support for Thanksgiving feeding program

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.



Rumors kick off local campaign season

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.


KiOR begins production

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.


City continues to negotiate bus service contract

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With proposed bus routes and a campaign for private donations in play, Lawrence Transit System is poised to bring its services to Columbus. But months after it was initially discussed, the Indiana-based transit system still does not have a contractual agreement with the city.


Seven arrested in meth raid

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A standard probation check led to the discovery of an inactive methamphetamine lab and the arrest of seven people earlier this week in north Columbus.

Church reaps reward for special needs prom

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last April, members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church joined together for an evening of joy, hosting a unique prom in which 62 members of the special needs community were paired with student "dates" from the church youth group and nearby New Hope High School.

Columbus Police search for three suspects

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the community's help in locating three suspects wanted for questioning.


On a slow night for business, election talk is subdued

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were no confetti showers of red, white and blue raining down on Columbus Tuesday night, no bunting dangling from windowsills or streamers hanging from downtown trees. By the time Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to deliver his concession speech, a darkened hush had fallen over our slumbering city, with the chill night air punctured only by the lone rumble of a passing train.



City Council moves ahead on redistricting

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Columbus officials wait patiently to hear from the U.S. Department of Justice on the status of its redistricting plan, the city council Tuesday officially adopted a resolution to establish polling and voting precincts during Tuesday's council meeting.



Caledonia audit shows town in good fiscal shape

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As people around the nation gathered to hear results from the presidential election Tuesday night, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen waited for news of another kind -- the findings of their 2010 full-scope audit.



Lowndes County election results

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following are unofficial election results from Lowndes County as provided by the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.


Seniors reminisce over political campaigns past and present

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The lunch crowd has thinned at Trinity Personal Care Home in Columbus and all that remain is a group of five friends who have gathered on the couch to talk, gossip and remember with fondness the way life use to be.


County approves $100K for soccer complex additions

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The ball is now in the City of Columbus' court as the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give $100,000 in additional funding to the Columbus Soccer Complex.


Where Eagles dare: Scouts cherish lifetime lessons

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are an exclusive cadre: Only two percent of the youth who join the Boy Scouts of America become Eagle Scouts. Over the past century, more than 2 million have earned the coveted silver wings.


Smith resents county board's inaction

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a position usually occupied by District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders to task during Monday's board meeting.



Deadline for e-center applications approaches

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Applications are due next week for organizations interested in joining the Columbus Municipal School District's fight to bring high school dropouts back into the classroom.



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