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More frightful winter weather in forecast

Posted 2/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After enduring slushy roads and icy bridges last week, the Golden Triangle is likely in for another winter storm Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 

 

Men hunting beavers rescued from Tenn-Tom

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A boating accident sent five men into the Tenn-Tom Waterway for more than an hour Saturday.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Post Office's Pope delivers on friendliness

Posted 2/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Donald Pope started working for the U.S. Postal Service 14 years ago, he thought it would be an easy, relaxing job. "I thought, 'Selling stamps and money orders -- I can do that all day, no problem,'" said Pope, who is known simply as DP. But Pope is used to work.

 

Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.

 

 

Lowndes Circuit Clerk working to crack down on absentee ballots

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's recurring problem of a handful of people witnessing large amounts of absentee ballots could be nearing an end.

 

 

Johnson serves as CAC interim director

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.

 

 

Council stands behind decision to split road money

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite claiming control of $2 million slated for road repairs, the Columbus City Council believes its individual lists will closely resemble an objective list of recommended repairs.

 

Unity the focus of African-American Leadership Summit

Posted 2/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holding a glass of water in her hand Saturday, Juliette Reese, of Community Counseling Services, asked the crowd how they saw the glass.

Treasurer Reeves: State in 'far better shape' than most

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following two straight years of negative revenue growth which saw Mississippi lose 10 percent of its economic progress, the bleeding has stopped, State Treasurer Tate Reeves said Thursday during a visit to the Columbus Exchange Club.

VIDEO: Massive tree falls, narrowly missing historic home

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 174-year-old tree at the historic Temple Heights home on Ninth Street North fell Wednesday, causing minor damage and narrowly missing the house.

 

Columbus city planner resigns

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.

 

WINTER SMASHUP: Hundreds of wrecks reported across Golden Triangle (video)

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.

 

Most Golden Triangle schools, MUW closed Friday amid freezing weather

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.

 

 

KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.

 

 

Columbus man arrested for shoplifting at Starkville store

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and charged with shoplifting recently for allegedly stealing a pair of boots and a coat from the Oktibbeha County Co-Op.

 

 

Arrest report 2-3-11

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following arrests.

 

Respecting diversity: Town and Tower event energizes community members

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.

 

Lowndes absentee balloting questioned by Miss. secretary of state

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.

 

 

Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.

 

 

Caledonia adds jobs, moves forwad on water rate increase

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.

 

 

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