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Recent storms highlight need for more precautions

Posted 7/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recent storms have Lowndes County supervisors looking closer at safety concerns. Supervisors are considering the addition of a storm shelter at each of the Road Department's five satellite barns and its central maintenance office, to protect the department's 60 workers in the event of severe weather.

 

 

Work continues on steel project, Stark in industrial park

Posted 7/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work continues on the North Steel Development, near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. The project, which will support New Process Steel and Mississippi Steel Processing, includes adding rail, water and sewer service, as well as an airport access road.

 

Second victim of early morning fire dies in Lowndes County

Posted 7/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old boy died and his grandmother was on the verge of death this morning after their Lowndes County house caught fire.

Washington man faces charges for Caledonia child-pornography case

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 58-year-old Renton, Wash., man accused of convincing a Caledonia woman to send him pornographic photographs of her two young sons has turned himself in to local deputies.

 

City plans to annex 1,462 people, 638 homes

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aiming at nearly $278,000 in taxes, the City Council took its first formal step Tuesday to annex an estimated 44 businesses and 1,462 residents.

 

 

Caledonia to see water-rate hike

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia residents will see a water-rate increase possibly as soon as August if the Public Service Commission approves a petition Mayor George Gerhart signed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

Columbus woman makes bond after stabbing boyfriend with steak knife

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife during an argument over shoes Tuesday is out on $2,500 bond today.

 

 

Lowndes supes consider demolishing Oakdale Park house after years of neglect

Posted 7/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was obvious Tuesday morning just how tired the Lowndes County supervisors are of dealing with a man his neighbors previously dubbed "the bird man."

 

Woman stabs boyfriend with steak knife

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old woman was charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the head with a steak knife during an argument over shoes early today.

 

Two Lowndes men rescue victim from burning car

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County men pulled a man from a burning car and became hometown heroes Sunday. Mickey Brislin was driving home on Matson Road Sunday evening when he saw victim Gregory Gabrielle pinned under a car with its engine on fire.

 

 

DUI arrests this holiday weekend top 2010 total

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.

 

New life for Poindexter Hall: Renovations almost done

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.

Home for the Holidays: Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier spends the weekend in Columbus

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is accustomed to heat. After all, he was raised in Columbus and grew up beneath the glare of the Mississippi sun. If the suffocating temperatures or the stranglehold of a media gaggle perturbed him Saturday afternoon, he didn't let it show.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.

Fireworks on the agenda this Fourth of July weekend

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.

New Salvation Army leader looks to help local agency thrive

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a new director at the helm of the Salvation Army in Columbus, and though he's been on the job less than two weeks, Maj. Paul White is already shaking things up, dusting things off, and making changes he hopes will bring in more profits for the local agency.

 

Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Vying for votes: Lowndes County candidates tout experience, plans for office

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County candidates wooed voters and tried to outmaneuver opponents Thursday at the second forum hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes County Political Action Committee.

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

Kior pieces together new, $200M plant

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.

 

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