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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.

 

Foundation donates funds for Caledonia tennis courts

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A corporate foundation gave Caledonia a $20,000 grant Tuesday for the town's tennis court project at Ola J. Pickett Park.

 

 

Tips lead to arrest of shoplifting suspects

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime Stoppers tips led to the arrest of two shoplifting suspects in Columbus, police said.

 

Nunnelee defeats Childers, returns 1st District to GOP

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Mississippi is sending two new representatives to Congress in January, and both pledge to try to overturn major parts of President Barack Obama's agenda, including a health overhaul that became law earlier this year.

 

Council to discuss city improvements, bond rating

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is expected to decide on the fate of the former Eveningside Apartments tonight.

 

 

Embattled apartment complex found up to code

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of disrepair, the complex formerly known as Eveningside Apartments now appears up to code.

 

Turnout steady in early voting

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Traffic flow was steady throughout Golden Triangle voter precincts this morning, and area circuit clerk's offices expected it to remain so throughout the day.

 

Home sales remain sluggish in Lowndes

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shattering dreams of an early recovery for the local housing market, October was the second worst month for home sales in Lowndes County since the recession began.

 

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Lowndes Supes to discuss recreation needs

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The issue of Crawford's dilapidated Community Center wasn't on the agenda for Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. But the sore spot was again the center of discussion.

 

New city planner charged with looking at Columbus 20 years down the road

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can tell Patricia Southerland is new. The walls in the recently hired city planner's office are bare. The furniture is sparse.

 

Part of Alabama hotel where four MUW students died to reopen

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HOOVER, Ala. -- A motel in Hoover where four young women died in January has received permission to reopen about 30 rooms.

 

 

Town and Tower hosts MUW Campus Day of Service Friday

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's grounds and facilities will get some extra attention at the first Campus Day of Service hosted by the Town and Tower Club Friday.

 

Car strikes hydrant on Seventh Street North

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Street North was shut down for several hours Friday while Columbus Light and Water crews repaired a fire hydrant that was struck by an SUV Friday.

 

Bomb scare ends as false alarm

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department called in assistance from Columbus Air Force Base and the Tupelo Police Department Friday night in response to a bomb scare.

 

 

Purchase of sludge land moves forward

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local developer agreed Friday to sell 118 acres of sludge disposal land south of the city to Columbus Light and Water for almost $1 million.

 

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.

 

County relocates East Columbus polling place

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has relocated an East Columbus polling site.

 

 

Judicial candidates tout experience, results

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates from widely different backgrounds and experiences are facing off Tuesday for the newly created Place 3 16th Circuit Court judge position.

 

 

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