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Bernsen: City's debt no cause for alarm

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When City of Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen begins his new position with Columbus Light & Water Jan. 2, he will not only be leaving behind a job he has held since 2008, but he will also no longer be the overseer of $17,631,774 in city debt.

Michigan charity cries foul on Columbus 'Angels' group

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The director of a Michigan-based charity says a Columbus charity is claiming an association with her group that has never existed. Terry Bazin, director for Angel Mission in Calumet, Mich., says the people who are running the Columbus charity have lied about their experience and affiliation with the Michigan charity.


Power outages reported in area

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A power outage left some local residents in the dark Saturday night.


Program helps veterans reintegrate through music

Posted 12/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During stressful times as a combat medic in Afghanistan, Mason Sullivan found solace in Vivaldi. New Jersey native Nairobi Cruz was comforted by country music, a genre she had never heard before joining the Army. For Jose Mercedes, it was an eclectic iPod mix that helped him cope with losing an arm during a tour of duty in Iraq.

Downtown ready to party on New Year's Eve

Posted 12/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although Columbus and New York's Time Square are more than 1,000 miles apart, you won't have to travel to the Big Apple to watch the ball drop in commemoration of the beginning of the new year.


Experts offer advice on end-of-year financial planning

Posted 12/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With only days left before the end of the year and questions surrounding the looming fiscal cliff local financial experts are weighing in on ways to protect your investments and see the best return on 2012 income taxes.



All quiet as Silicor deadline approaches

Posted 12/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the eleventh hour approaches, Lowndes County officials are still in the dark when it comes to Mississippi Silicon (Silicor Materials) and the company's intentions to build a facility in the area.


Four arrested in Broken Spoke robbery

Posted 12/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Monroe County men were arrested last week and charged with the robbery of a Lowndes County bar patron.

Profile: EMCC puts Labensky back in the kitchen

Posted 12/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For chef and restaurateur Sarah Labensky, the culinary world isn't just a profession: It is a lifestyle. Labensky is known to many throughout Columbus for her role as the founding director at the Mississippi University for Women Culinary Institute and, most recently, as the owner of the Front Door Back Door restaurant, which she sold in September.

The Christmas story: Sheep have always played a prominent role in Christmas imagery

Posted 12/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For those outside the Christian faith, that sheep would be the most prominent animal in Christian imagery might seem an odd choice.

Latimer resigns as CVB attorney

Posted 12/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Latimer, the board attorney for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau, has resigned.


Eurocopter lands $80-million contract

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

American Eurocopter has landed an $80-million contract to supply 22 new helicopters for a prominent medical transport service, the company announced Friday.



Caledonians rally to support families who lost homes in fires

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Christmas will be marked with misfortune for a pair of Caledonia families, who lost their homes in fires over the past week.


Neighborhood festival or campaign event?

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Welcome to the Friendly City, the historic haven nestled along the banks of the Tombigbee River where the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has a deal for you when it comes to festival grants, especially if you happen to be a county supervisor or city councilman.

Newtown creates somber backdrop for Christmas sermons

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area clergy will acknowledge tragedy in today's messages.

Moms find Christmas preparations stressful

Posted 12/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christmas break? For moms, there is likely to be no greater misnomer. For some parents, the Christmas season is a far cry from a Norman Rockwell painting. In the days of Elf on the Shelf and Pinterest, there are increasingly new ways -- and new pressures -- to make each Christmas the "Best Christmas Ever."

Haunted by Newtown: Parents struggle with safety fears after tragedy

Posted 12/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday morning, students grabbed their jackets and back packs, lunch boxes and homework and loaded on school buses or in the back seat of SUV's just like they do every morning before school. They spent the car ride singing to the radio, eating breakfast bars they grabbed as they were hurriedly walking out the door and arguing with their siblings in the back seat. However, this past Monday, morning routines that seemed mundane in nature took on a different meaning for parents.

Higgins: Link making progress on several fronts

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was little in the way of new information presented at the annual Link luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College, but the event provided yet another opportunity for organizers to tout the benefits of regional partnership and global thinking, specifically through the newly-formed Golden Triangle Development Link.


LCSO arrests three on drug charges

Posted 12/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division on various drug-related charges.



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