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Smith resents county board's inaction

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a position usually occupied by District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders to task during Monday's board meeting.

 

 

Deadline for e-center applications approaches

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Applications are due next week for organizations interested in joining the Columbus Municipal School District's fight to bring high school dropouts back into the classroom.

 

 

City ready to work with county despite hard feelings

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than a month of hard feelings, the City of Columbus is getting over it. The "it" in question is some ill will between city and county officials, fostered by a derogatory remark made by a high-ranking county board member.

 

Bridge damage won't lead to cost overruns

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work has finally started on a long-planned, multi-million-dollar project for the Columbus Riverwalk.

Poindexter wows patrons

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a century ago, Chattanooga, Tenn. architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed the building that would become the crown jewel and pièce de résistance of Mississippi University for Women.

 

Fundraiser raises $9K for sick child

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Kroger parking lot was jam-packed Friday afternoon and the smell of hamburgers wafted through the air as hundreds of people waited in line to buy a Mugshots hamburger.

 

 

Student with gun causes lock-down at CHS

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School was on lock- down Thursday after a student brought a handgun onto the campus.

 

 

Change in CAFB contract could threaten jobs

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 500 Columbus employees were at risk for losing their jobs earlier this week after DynCorp lost its seven-year contract at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Prayer group asks God to bless nation before election approaches

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday morning, in downtown Columbus, an estimated 150 people gathered to bow their heads and pray in the YMCA gymnasium.

Seatbelt violation traffic stop leads to gun arrest

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Columbus man Thursday afternoon.

 

Lowndes County Foundation joins forces with CREATE

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the state's largest community-giving organizations announced a partnership with a local endowment group Thursday.

 

 

Controversial drainage project put on hold

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A joint project between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Tombigbee Water Management has been temporarily placed on hiatus. Drainage work in the Pickensville Road/Pickens Drive area has come to a halt as some engineering changes to the project are being made.

 

Soccer Complex may get $200,000 upgrade

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Soccer Complex, which celebrated its grand opening a month ago, may soon undergo a $200,000 upgrade in amenities.

Lion Hills: EMCC takes over Country Club

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's official. The transfer of the Columbus County Club to East Mississippi Community College took place today at 12 a.m. After toiling more than a year in bankruptcy, the country club was sold to EMCC for $1.6 million during an auction Oct. 5.

Decorating homes is a long-running tradition for some

Posted 10/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For some local families, decorating their homes for Halloween is an annual tradition. Attorney Katherine Kerby and her daughter, Kat, try to outdo themselves every year, transforming their front yard into a ghostly cemetery covered in spooky spiderwebs, with skeletons hanging from the trees, waiting to frighten and intrigue the flock of trick-or-treaters that will haunt the family's front door tonight, begging for candy goodies.

 

Burtman sentenced to 13 months

Posted 10/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus doctor who was facing a maximum of 35 years in federal prison was sentenced to serve just 13 months on Tuesday.

 

Latest technology makes painful mammograms a thing of the past

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most women have heard the horror stories, passed around the dinner table and growing in magnitude until a simple diagnostic procedure begins to take on the shadings of an epic nightmare.

Monday profile: Tompkins looks to make a difference in role as city prosecutor

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For attorney and city prosecutor Shane Tompkins, the law isn't just a career choice, it's a family legacy.

 

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