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Beer may hit the shelves soon at Cal-City Grocery

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forcing relocation to a larger adjacent room, a Caledonia Town Hall meeting audience of about 30 Tuesday night witnessed an ongoing dispute between the Board of Aldermen and the new owner of Cal-City Grocery, Jeff Doty, of Aberdeen.

 

 

Council to rebid bridge project

Posted 3/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to reject all bids on a project to restore the old Tennessee-Tombigbee River bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk and to re-advertise for bids on the project.

 

Fourth CHS bomb threat disrupts classes

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents lined up outside the gates of the Columbus High School football field this morning, waiting to pick their children up following the fourth bomb threat of the school year and the third in a little more than a month.

 

Supes approve incentives for new company

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a focus on job creation, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved incentives to bring another start-up company to the county.

 

 

Bridge, board vacancies on council agenda

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday is expected to reject all bids for a $2.2 million bridge restoration project and re-advertise for new bids.

 

Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority completes $850,000 worth of projects

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly two years of work, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority finally is closing the files on its project of renovating and rehabilitating community centers.

Catfish in the Alley a success

Posted 3/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The night air at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market Monday was filled with familiar smells and sounds -- fresh catfish dipped in spices, sizzling in peanut oil and the music of Big Joe Shelton, playing the harmonica.

Young leaders: Hairstons cited by state publication for civic and business contributions

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life for Columbus couple Trip and Bethany Reed Hairston is all about balance -- balancing a family with three children, three cats and a dog; finding time to participate in civic activities and overseeing several business ventures.

Three 'Leap Day' babies welcomed at BMH-GT

Posted 3/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a phenomena that typically occurs every four years, the same four years in which the country elects a new president.

Race begins for cancer fundraiser

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the calendar edges toward April, organizers for the American Cancer Society's Lowndes County Relay for Life are gearing up for what they hope will be their best fundraiser in recent years. Similar relays will be held in more than 5,100 locations around the world to raise money for cancer research, advocacy, education and awareness.

Food Giant and Red Cross team up for fundraiser

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hey mister, have you got a dime? Paying a few extra cents on your grocery bill could add up to a big help for people in northeast Mississippi.

 

Updated: Closings due to weather threat

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some events have been rescheduled and businesses closed due the threat of severe weather.

 

 

Ward one updated on city projects

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Constituents in Ward 1 turned out Thursday night at the Townsend Park Community Center for an informal meeting with the ward's councilman, Gene Taylor, city department heads and other city officials.

 

 

Triplett appeals child pornography conviction

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a child pornography case from Mississippi.

 

 

It's official: 68 teachers, staff terminated

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adair, Adam, Agerton, Black ... The names behind the numbers behind the decision to lay off 68 city school teachers and support staff. The measure passed 4-1 at Thursday night's school board meeting, with board member Bruce Hanson casting the lone dissenting vote.

 

 

Deadline extended for superintendent search

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District closed the application process on Jan. 31 and received packets of information on nine candidates last week from the Mississippi School Boards Association, which was hired in July to conduct the search.

 

Eurocopter delivers 200th helicopter

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the area's leading aerospace developers commemorated a 200th milestone with a reception Thursday morning.

Helpline volunteers offer a voice in the dark

Posted 3/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every 35 seconds, someone in the United States attempts suicide. Every 14.6 minutes, one person succeeds. The state of Mississippi now ranks 19th in the country for suicides. And that number is climbing.

Supes discuss deal with public library and board vacancies

Posted 3/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A partnership between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues to move forward. At Wednesday's board meeting, Board President Harry Sanders questioned the status of the project.

 

Superintendent search tops city schools agenda tonight

Posted 3/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.

 

 

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