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Early campaigns set the pace for United Way fundraising season

Posted 7/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday morning, organizers from the United Way of Lowndes County took time to thank pacesetters with breakfast at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.

 

 

Copper burglars steal about $100,000 worth from Columbus company

Posted 7/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Copper burglars struck again over the weekend at Columbus-based Air Control Engineering Inc., marking the fourth break-in in two months and bringing losses up to nearly $100,000 for the mechanical contractor.

 

 

Teenagers suffer injuries in Thursday wreck

Posted 7/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Reading renaissance: Books continue to thrive in a progressively digital world

Posted 7/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you spend much time online, reading media pundits, you might be lead to believe that books are an antiquated novelty relegated to dark, musty environs as people flee in droves to the digital world.

Parlez-vous Français? Tampico Bay owner opens French-themed coffee shop as Columbus retail sees changes

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Bienvenue! Bienvenue!" The French salutation may have perplexed a few people who were curious enough to stumble into Quartier Latin Café Friday afternoon, but there was no mistaking Carlos Rosales' enthusiasm as he welcomed newcomers to his latest enterprise -- a French-themed coffee shop downtown -- slated to open in mid-August.

CHAMPS program allows educators to brush up on math teaching skills

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the word "math" conjures nightmares of memorizing the Pythagorean theorem and quadratic formula, take heart: Teachers across the state feel your pain, and many have dedicated their summer to learning how to teach math in a more dynamic way.

 

Columbus starts search for new top cop

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After firing Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John Tuesday, the City Council will take applications for his replacement through Aug. 25. If all goes well, the city should have a new chief within the next four months, said Mayor Robert Smith.

 

 

CVB board gives $35K to Legends concert

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After delaying its decision for a month, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted to make $35,000 available to the Legends Concert, which is looking to bring in REO Speedwagon and The Temptations.

 

 

Statewide, gains made on testing; local districts' results vary

Posted 7/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.

 

Fourth man charged with fatal shooting

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged a fourth suspect Tuesday with participating in the July 11 robbery and fatal shooting of a College Street resident.

 

OCC brings Christmas in July to Columbus

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Gabe Walker, of Atlanta, will be in Columbus Saturday to share the mission behind the Samaritan's Purse shoebox ministry.

 

 

Fishing tournament expected to boost economy by $5.5M

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing a national fishing tournament to the area, with the promise of generating $5.5 million in local impact.

 

 

Mother, child taken to hospital after morning wreck

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and her week-old baby went to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle for a checkup this morning after their 1997 Ford Mustang slid into a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Seventh Street North and Willowbrook Road in front of Heritage Academy High School.

 

Workers charged with stealing from Severstal plant

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Severstal workers were charged with grand larceny after at least one of them was caught on camera, taking materials from the steel mill.

 

Ford recalls Rangers for safety issue

Posted 7/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.

 

Fourth suspect charged with Columbus murder

Posted 7/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police charged a fourth suspect Tuesday with participating in the July 11 robbery and fatal shooting of a College Street resident.

 

Tax hike imminent for Columbus schools

Posted 7/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly two dozen people turned out Tuesday night to ask questions and express concerns over the Columbus Municipal School District's proposed $43.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

 

 

Field grows in race for Mississippi House speaker

Posted 7/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- The race for Mississippi House speaker is attracting more candidates, with Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown becoming the latest lawmaker to say he wants to become presiding officer of the 122-member chamber.

 

City Council fires Columbus police chief

Posted 7/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to fire Police Chief Joseph St. John after about two hours in closed session, bringing to a close a scandal that has sharply divided the community.

 

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