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Search for United Way director enters interview stage

Posted 3/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United Way of Lowndes County is moving forward in its search for a new executive director following the abrupt departure of Jan Ballard in early February.

 

Columbus businessman facing sexual harassment suit

Posted 3/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed in federal court against a Columbus businessman. In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, Shawn Carter alleges that she was sexually harassed by her former employer, Chris Glenn, while she worked as a secretary at Glenn Machine Works.

 

Talks continue over Columbus bus service

Posted 2/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although there has been little public discussion on the matter over the past couple of months, negotiations to allow a private bus company to operate in Columbus are still being discussed, city attorney Jeff Turnage said.

Public defender accused of double-dipping

Posted 2/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman said she will file a complaint with the Mississippi Bar Association after she paid thousands of dollars to her son's court-appointed attorney.

Bernsen replacement to be named Tuesday

Posted 2/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will announce its new Chief Financial Officer during its regular Feb. 5 meeting after completing a final round of interviews Tuesday.

Sellers flock to gun buyback event; CPD exhausts available funds within 3 hours

Posted 2/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What was scheduled to be a three-day event lasted less than three hours as the Columbus Police Department received an overwhelming response to their gun buyback program.

CVB hires Hemphill as new board attorney

Posted 2/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Hemphill has been hired as the board attorney by the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees

Monday profile: Huggins thrives in new role

Posted 2/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a new sheriff in town. Figuratively speaking, that is. Mary Huggins is the new full-time sheriff's deputy at the Lowndes County Courthouse and her no-nonsense attitude lets people know she means business.

Girl Scouts out in force for cookie sales

Posted 2/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sunday's blue skies and warm temperatures inspired many to spend the day outdoors, including local Girl Scouts, who were out in full force to kick off the first weekend of the 2013 cookie sale season.

Byrd, Gavin focus on business in Ward 6 election showdown

Posted 2/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Incumbent Bill Gavin and challenger Whirllie Byrd will mean business when they face off in the upcoming Columbus municipal election primary.

Minimum wage: Call for an increase to $9 per hour has both supporters and opponents

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a busy day at Watkins Washette on Highway 45. Almost every washer is whirring and the warmth from the dryers lends a welcome, almost homey atmosphere to the crowded laundromat.

CMSD board reviews finances, accounting procedures in workshop

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is changing the way it tracks travel expenses, board members learned Saturday during a two-hour budget workshop at Brandon Central Services.

Support grows for state tourism board

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of bills moving through the state's legislature could mean big things for the state's tourism industry. House Bill 935 and Senate Bill 2565 have passed through the respective chambers unanimously and a general tourism bill shouldn't be far behind.

 

Miss. airport towers could be closed

Posted 2/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned Friday of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1.

 

Gray: Anyone can make a difference

Posted 2/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before he was a noted civil rights attorney, before he represented Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before he won some of the most important cases in the South's troubled past, he was just a student on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., witnessing the first rumblings of a history he would eventually help write.

CAFB braces for sequestration cuts

Posted 2/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 500 civilian employees at Columbus Air Force Base could lose up to 20 percent of their paychecks in the coming weeks if the White House and Congress fail to reach a deficit reduction deal by March 1.

City to sell Cousins Center at reduced price

Posted 2/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A sale of property between the City of Columbus and a local church is still on track, although the price on the property has dropped by $2,000.

 

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