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Schools taking different approaches to drop-out problem

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local school districts are implementing new programs in hopes of encouraging students to complete their high school educations.

 

Industry leaders saluted at EMCC

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area manufacturers and economic developers packed the East Mississippi Community College Mayhew Campus' Lyceum Center for the school's 24th Annual Salute to Industry.

 

Teen charged after crashing stolen car into house

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was charged with felony fleeing of a motor vehicle after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a home Thursday morning.

Ward 4 sewage projects to be discussed

Posted 4/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In conjunction with Columbus Light and Water, the city of Columbus will apply for a Community Development Block Grant that would provide federal funding which would be used to address sewage issues in Ward 4.

To chase or not to chase? Incident raises questions about police pursuits

Posted 4/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and faces 12 charges after he failed to yield to an officer's blue lights Tuesday afternoon.

Relay for Life: For Ellis, fight against cancer is a calling

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fast approaching, local volunteers are furiously working to pull off the fund-raiser. At the center of all the hustle and bustle is Mott Ellis.

Sequestration has had 'very minimal effect' on GTRA

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Air traffic controller furloughs as a result of sequestration have had no effect on operations at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Executive Director Mike Hainsey said Monday.

Bryant to call West Point special session

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirmed Monday that a call for a special session related to an economic development project is forthcoming.

 

Two schools locked down after man enters Heritage

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two neighboring Columbus schools were on lockdown Monday morning after they reported a suspicious person in the area.

 

Project Blast targets struggling students

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two new after-school tutoring programs will focus on helping under-performing elementary students. Project Boost and Project Blast began last week within the Columbus Municipal School District and are being offered at four of the district's elementary schools.

Monday profile: 'Superhero' Weeks lauded as Parent of the Year

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Roberta Weeks, volunteering is not some great philosophical issue. Instead, it's pretty simple: Find a need and fill it.

CL&W to accept bids for new meters

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Inadequate performance in the automatic meter system Columbus Light and Water intended to install for all its customers will necessitate restarting the bid-seeking process for a new meter provider, CL&W General Manager Todd Gale said.

 

5 businesses broken into in one week in Aberdeen

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Arrest report 4-22-13

Posted 4/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

The W celebrates 40th anniversary of nursing program

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW's College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.

Despite challenges, MUW shows growth

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While enrollment is down nationwide, enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up more than two percent, university president Dr. Jim Borsig said Friday.

City officials to travel to Indiana to observe bus service

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A clearer picture could emerge about the potential for a bus service in Columbus when city officials travel to Lawrence, Ind., next week to meet with representatives from Lawrence Transit System, city director of federal programs Travis Jones said Friday.

 

Attorney donates Welty memorabilia to MUW

Posted 4/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gift of first-edition, signed books, as well as photographs, magazines, monographs and related memorabilia representing the career of Eudora Welty has been donated to Mississippi University for Women by a Jackson attorney.

 

 

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