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Beauté Salon denied zoning change

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The owner of a business on Warpath Road found herself in the same position she was in last month after the Planning and Zoning Commission again denied her request for a zoning change Monday.

 

Friends and Neighbors group spreads message that Columbus is a great place to live

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Ginny Konieczki moved to Columbus from Missouri 12 years ago she didn't "know a soul," as the saying goes, and wasn't quite sure where to start.

The Golden Triangle on the silver screen: Movie makers capture area on film

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.

A catalyst for change: Nadia Dale strives to impart value of higher education

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nadia Dale is doing everything she can think of to make high school students want to go to college.

 

Lawsuits filed against Lowndes County

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following lawsuits are among those pending in federal court against Lowndes County:

 

 

Secretary of State: Population drop may not cost area a lawmaker

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says preliminary census data shows a 3 percent reduction in population in Lowndes County.

 

 

City sued for 2008 killing of 21-year-old Columbus man

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit implicating the mayor in a deadly 2008 police shooting is just one of several high-profile cases pending in federal court against local governments.

 

Late Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin's son promises to 'grow into his shoes'

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds gathered at the Trotter Convention Center Saturday to pay final respects to late Municipal Court Judge Curtis H. Austin Sr.

Sex education: State leaves decision up to local districts; arguments on both sides of the issue

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sex education in area schools consists of a unit on the subject in health class. And any speakers visiting schools to broach the subject, preach abstinence-until-marriage messages.

 

City locks in interest rate on debt

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Concerned future interest rates may get out of hand, the Columbus City Council passed a resolution to lock in an interest rate on $9 million worth of debt Thursday.

 

 

Parking fines nearly double in city

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parking fines for the city of Columbus have nearly doubled, effective this past Wednesday.

 

 

EPA to take over cleanup of old Columbus Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A book more than eight decades in the writing is approaching its final chapter.

 

 

Columbus explores designating entertainment district

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are working with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to revitalize multiple areas of Columbus.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen vote against raises

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday against giving 3 percent raises to all 11 town employees.

 

 

An ounce of prevention: Columbus fire inspectors visiting businesses

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Frank Upton became a Columbus firefighter about 26 years ago, he was fighting fires almost daily.

 

 

Hosemann: Lowndes population drop may not cost area a lawmaker

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says preliminary census data shows a 3 percent reduction in population in Lowndes County.

 

Lowndes pumpkin crop sleepy, hollow

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's good news and bad. The good news: The headless horseman may have to look outside of Lowndes County for his traditional pumpkin wear. The bad news: Fall and Halloween fanatics also may have to forego locally grown pumpkins.

 

Arrest report 10-7-10

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police found two pistols on a 22-year-old convicted felon early Wednesday after he fired shots, then ran from officers.

 

 

Job fair draws more than 1,000 from across region

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon on Wednesday, more than 1,000 people had come through the doors at Mississippi University for Women's Pohl gymnasium, looking for work.

 

 

New Hope coach, principal sue over firings

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former New Hope High school principal and a beloved past baseball coach say a personal vendetta led to their firings.

 

 

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