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Shands retires from library

Posted 12/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Director Alice Shands is retiring after serving the community for about four years. Shands made her announcement during Wednesday's meeting of the library's board of trustees.

CVB to finalize festival funding Monday

Posted 12/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festival grant funding for the first half of 2013 will top the agenda Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's monthly board of trustees meeting.

 

Columbus Girlchoir prepares for Christmas concert Friday

Posted 12/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Girlchoir will present its 2012 Christmas concert Friday night at Mississippi University for Women's newly-renovated Poindexter Hall. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Walk-throughs, grants dominate school board meeting

Posted 12/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city school district's board of trustees held a lengthy though relatively routine board meeting Monday night, with the majority of the 2.5-hour session devoted to an update on the district's "Believe and Achieve" initiative.

 

Christmas shopping trip leads to drug arrest

Posted 12/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday afternoon Christmas shopping expedition landed a Columbus man behind bars, as well as removing approximately four ounces of marijuana from the city's streets.

New church awaits zoning approval

Posted 12/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus community center deemed surplus property may get a new life as a worship center.

Smith announces run for third term as Columbus mayor

Posted 12/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2013 Columbus municipal election season has begun, with mayor Robert Smith announcing his plans to seek a third term in office. Smith, a Democrat, made his announcement during a press conference at City Hall Monday morning.

 

Caledonia considers full-time park director

Posted 12/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It started out as a relaxing hobby, a way to unwind from the day's pressures while serving the community. But 15 years later, Caledonia Town Alderman Mike Savage is hoping someone else will take over the management and upkeep of Ola J. Pickett Park.

 

Controversial method could lead to oil drilling in Caledonia

Posted 12/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia has long enjoyed the financial benefits of sitting atop a natural gas field, and now, the hunt is on for black gold -- oil, that is.

 

Blue Christmas: For many, the holidays trigger depression

Posted 12/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judy was a successful business owner, mother and wife at the beginning of 1994. Her life was as close to perfect as it could get. But then, without warning, she was struck with a debilitating disease just as she was at the top of her game, both personally and professionally.

 

Lile sentenced to 10 years for embezzlement

Posted 12/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after she pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her employer.

 

Grant will help Columbus residents restore contaminated properties

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A project aimed at identifying possibly contaminated properties for renewal will be implemented in Columbus sometime in 2013.

 

 

Grant could help open new industrial site

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 100,000-square-foot spec building owned by the county may soon be a small industrial development site. Although details about the project are sketchy due to a confidentiality agreement, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is working with the Golden Triangle Development Link and Golden Triangle Planning and Development to see the project through by applying for a Community Development Block Grant to help lure the potential business.

 

Couple arrested for running spice lab

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A husband and wife were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly manufacturing a spice lab.

Columbus woman faces sentencing for embezzlement

Posted 12/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her employer is scheduled to be sentenced today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Time to go a-wassailing!

Posted 12/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two or three at a time, in numbers that might reach 5,000, festival-goers will gather around the Christmas punch bowl Friday for the ninth annual Wassail Fest, presented by Main Street Columbus. A mixture of both downtown holiday shopping and a beverage contest, the festival -- which will be held from 5-9 p.m. -- has become a favorite event for downtown Columbus.

Two arrested for drugs in Columbus

Posted 12/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Monday night and charged with possession of marijuana more than an ounce with intent to distribute.

 

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