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Silicor officials arrive for meeting with Supes

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Company officials with Silicor Materials, formerly Calisolar, are in Columbus this week to update local leaders on the progress of their proposed 1 million-square-foot silicon metal production and purification facility.

EMCC is lone bidder for Columbus Country Club

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College may be just around the corner. While the school's interest in purchasing the bankrupt Columbus Country Club has been discussed publicly since April 2011, the purchase could finally become official.

Seven arrested in Lowndes County drug bust

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven people were arrested Wednesday night and face various drug-related charges after agents with Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics executed a search warrant at a Hill Drive residence located off Land Road in Lowndes County.


Short Main to get speed bumps

Posted 9/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.


MSMS turns to public to boost funds, build endowment

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it's also facing a common problem among schools -- escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support.


Schools hope to engage parents with 'Volunteer Fair'

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As city school officials continue to seek ways to improve the district, they're reaching out to parents, hoping to increase parental involvement in the schools and deepen the community's investment in the district's missions.


Council gives bus service green light

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lawrence, Ind., and Columbus are approximately 500 miles apart. While Lawrence has twice the population of the Friendly City and is a suburb of the sprawling Indianapolis, the two cities will soon have something in common -- a mass transportation system from the same provider.

MUW's Gordy Forum to explore biological arms in Thursday talk

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The topic of biological arms races will take centerstage Thursday as the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents Dr. Paul Mack, on "Biological Arms Races: What You Don't Know Can Still Kill You."

Man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

Posted 9/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than one ounce and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

CVB board addresses use of vehicle, reviews financials of two festivals

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of board members playing lawyer and reciting legalese, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Attorney Chris Latimer provided the board with an opinion of how executive director Nancy Carpenter can use a vehicle owned by the CVB during the board's monthly meeting on Monday.

Showers don't deter Krispy Kreme patrons

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Early-morning showers didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds of people waiting for Krispy Kreme to open Tuesday morning. The line of cars stretched down Highway 45 as officers with the Columbus Police Department were on hand to regulate traffic flow.

Police say vandalism suspect is paranoid schizophrenic

Posted 9/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mentally unstable man is believed to be responsible for a string of recent vandalism incidents in east Columbus.


Livestock returns to Lowndes County Fair

Posted 9/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's hard to imagine a county fair without a livestock show, but for many years -- more than Jane Burns Jordan can remember -- farm animals have been conspicuously absent from the sights, smells and sounds of the Lowndes County Fair.


Krispy Kreme ready for Tuesday opening

Posted 9/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a warm Saturday in September, Columbus residents were already lining up by 9 a.m. The jazz band from Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, under the direction of local rocker Dawn Barham, played Motown and R&B hits in the background as the crowd's anticipation approached fever pitch.

MUW names Patton as new chief of police

Posted 9/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has hired a new police chief, six months after the departure of former chief Kennedy Meaders in March.


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