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Spending tops $2 million in 1st District congressional race

Posted 10/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

North Mississippi's congressional race is turning into a multimillion dollar contest as Democrats work to hold onto the seat they won in 2008 and Republicans try to reclaim it.

 

Lowndes Supes look to either condemn, salvage old health dept. building

Posted 10/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will decide soon if there's anything left to salvage of the 62-year-old former health department on Military Road.

Sword-wielding suspect chases woman from home

Posted 10/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are on the lookout today for a 43-year-old man who kicked in the doors to a woman's house and bedroom and chased her with a sword.

 

TVA says fuel costs down, though local electricity rates expected to increase

Posted 10/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monthly fuel costs this month are down 5 percent from October, saving customers between $3.50 and $7 on their bills, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

 

Collision ends in non-critical injuries

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women suffered non-critical injuries Friday after their cars collided on Bluecutt Road in Columbus.

 

Major-league tribute honors Hairston

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the creation of the Negro National League in 1920, the country's first black professional baseball players were forced to deal with adversity on a daily basis.

Nunnelee: 'Fear' driving recession

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Counting down to the Nov. 2 1st Congressional District election, Republican challenger Alan Nunnelee is touting Lowndes County as an example of what can happen under the right federal leadership.

Childers: 'I listen to both sides'

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just two and a half years into his tenure as 1st District Representative, Travis Childers is comfortable letting his record speak for itself.

Foreclosures rising in Lowndes County

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owning a home may be part of the American dream, but that dream is facing hard realities in Columbus and Lowndes County.

 

Residents skeptical of plans to clean up old Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Superfund arm of the Environmental Protection Agency has many challenges to overcome as they work to clear contaminants left from a 90-acre wood-treatment site on 14th Avenue North -- the first of which is trust.

 

 

1,100 attend, 70 offered jobs at employment expo

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 70 people were offered jobs after last week's Golden Triangle Employment Expo and hundreds more wait to hear back from companies after on-site interviews.

 

'Anything is attainable:' Matlin energizes MUW students

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Matlin doesn't do anything halfway, including leaving an impression at Mississippi University for Women. The youngest woman ever to win an Academy Award for a leading role was on campus Thursday to meet with students and speak at the 2010 Welty Gala.

 

Columbus man dies in one-car accident

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Columbus man died Thursday after his truck ran off Highway 45 and rolled in Lowndes County.

 

Ghosts and Legends: A tour of local haunts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Do you believe in ghosts? A trip to some of Columbus' most haunted houses and visits from beyond the grave at Friendship Cemetery could be enough to convert the most skeptic nonbelievers.

 

'Quite a few' interested in city judge opening

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may be without a permanent city judge for a month or more, but there are no shortage of candidates expressing interest.

 

 

Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.

 

 

Caledonia Day offers fall fun Saturday

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia, 10 miles north of Columbus, will have the welcome mat out Saturday as residents and visitors celebrate the seventh annual Caledonia Day.

 

 

Columbus man charged with manslaughter DUI in death of passenger

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after flipping his car on a gravel road in Lowndes County, killing his 25-year-old front-seat passenger.

 

 

MSU landscape architecture students take on Tennessee Williams home for project

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University landscape architecture students wandered Columbus on Wednesday, scouting the area for design ideas.

 

 

KiOR plant to take more acreage than expected

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR is turning into a bigger deal than expected.

 

 

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