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Farm project plants entrepreneurial spirit in youth

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A farm on Columbus' Southside is providing an old-school education for a group of local teens. The Next Generation Mini Farm sits on 37 acres on Eighth Avenue South, but currently takes up just a fraction of the land.

Annual event honors international residents connected to air base

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- As she glided into the room in her handmade, multi-colored patadyong, Cristina Mercer beamed. And she wasn't the only one.

 

More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.

 

 

Speculation about Ross sparks threat of libel suit

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The whereabouts of West Point Mayor Scott Ross remain unknown, but rampant speculation surrounding his departure has sparked a libel suit.

 

Extra obstacles face disabled drivers

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time Tiffany Hamlin decided to get her Mississippi driver's license, it took her six years to complete the process.

Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.

Crime adds new wrinkle to busy mom's routine

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life just got a little more chaotic for Kellie Short. Recently she was flooded with calls about break-ins at Providence Place in Columbus. Police are investigating a string of home burglaries in the subdivision. And Short, property manager for Providence Place and Columbus Gardens, has had to field the calls and help reassure tenants.

Heritage seniors work to raise $180,000 for new park

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seniors at Heritage Academy wore royal blue T-shirts Friday, hailing Patriot Park as a place "where every kid can be a kid." Joining a circle of animated children on the T-shirt was one child in a wheelchair and another using a walker. The students hope to turn the illustration into a reality with the construction of an "all-inclusive playground" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Truck driver injured in wreck on Highway 82

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Shuqualak man was injured Friday afternoon when the lumber truck he was driving overturned on Highway 82.

Practice for the game of life: Team sports improve mental, physical health

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Team sports do more than help kids stay healthy -- they benefit their mental health.

Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.

 

Sludge land purchase 'proactive,' board chairman says

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adding urgency to a hot-button issue, the state could soon ask Columbus Light & Water to shell out $15 million for facility upgrades that would increase the city's sludge output.

 

Clubs keep Columbus High students busy

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a club for just about anything you can think of at Columbus High. And if you think of one the teachers and administrators haven't already, by next week, there likely will be a club for that, too.

 

Prowlers strike Lowndes County neighborhood

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of burglaries in a Lowndes County subdivision has neighbors on high alert.

 

 

Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

 

Columbus keeping eye on Eveningside Apartments

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city may be satisfied with the condition of the former Eveningside Apartment complex, but the property remains under scrutiny.

 

 

Arrest Report 11-4-10

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

N. Y. lawsuit accuses Cadence directors of misleading shareholders

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court accuses the directors of Cadence Bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.

 

High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.

Kitchens re-elected to circuit judge seat; Coleman, Porter to face off in runoff on Nov. 23

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.

 

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