COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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County officials question cost of new tourism office

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the cusp of purchasing its new office space, the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has hit another snag.

 

Columbus Light and Water switching to 'smart' meters

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water plans on spending about $4 million on new "smart" meters to meet new Tennessee Valley Authority requirements.

 

Incentives designed to ease businesses' electricity use

Posted 2/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water is putting together a large incentives package to lower energy use before a Tennessee Valley Authority billing switch.

 

Second victim dies in Elbow Room Lounge shooting

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second victim of a deadly downtown shooting died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after suffering at least three gunshot wounds.

Shooting at downtown Columbus bar leaves one dead, second man critical

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A California man is in custody today for an early morning shooting at the Elbow Room Lounge in downtown Columbus that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

Negro league players share stories in Columbus

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Living history made its way through Columbus Tuesday as five former Negro league baseball players made the rounds.

 

Columbus council OKs annexation proposal

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus moved one step closer to expansion Tuesday night.

 

 

Columbus' Sale Elementary named IB school

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is one step closer to joining only 10 other school systems in the country to offer the full range of International Baccalaureate programs.

 

From Pluto to the big bang, noted astrophysicist elightens local students

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't writing books, researching astrophysics or appearing on television, he's traveling around the U.S., giving lectures and speaking to America's youth.

 

Firm wants public's guidance for Columbus comprehensive plan

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The brain trust responsible for drafting Columbus' comprehensive plan needs your input.

 

 

Feds approve Cadence buyout

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Financial Corp., the parent of Cadence Bank, says the Federal Reserve has approved its buyout by a private Houston, Texas-based investment firm.

 

 

False alarm in bomb threat at Lowndes courthouse

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies were called in to check the Lowndes County Courthouse Monday after an adult male made a bomb threat to 911 dispatchers.

 

 

Heater causes fire twice in same day

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Firefighters were called to the same East Columbus house twice Monday after an electric heater caught a bathroom wall on fire.

 

 

Laptops, printer stolen during move to new middle school

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four older-model Lanova Thinkpads and a desktop printer were stolen during the move from R.E. Hunt Intermediate School to the new Columbus Middle School.

 

Good eats: New school nutrition mandates cut calories and increase cost

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Child nutrition recommendations slated to go into effect by school year 2012-13 include offering fresh fruits and vegetables daily and increasing their portion sizes. Schools will have to cut fat, calories and salt and abandon deep-fat fryers in favor of grilling, steaming and baking.

Railroad stakeout: Officers write seven tickets for railroad-crossing violations

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2,000-horsepower Kansas City Southern locomotive lumbered along its tracks Friday, some Columbus drivers tried to beat the train.

 

Lowndes County school board going paperless

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County school board is going paperless. School board members now can access electronic school board agenda's at the Lowndes County School District website -- lowndes.k12.ms.us. By April, the electronic agendas will be available to the general public, said Tina Younger, assistant to the LCSD superintendent.

 

 

Home burglarized while family was at church

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When an East Columbus family arrived home from church Sunday, they found their Beech Street home ransacked of valuable electronics.

 

 

MUW community health fair to offer free screenings

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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