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Good eats: New school nutrition mandates cut calories and increase cost

Posted 2/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Child nutrition recommendations slated to go into effect by school year 2012-13 include offering fresh fruits and vegetables daily and increasing their portion sizes. Schools will have to cut fat, calories and salt and abandon deep-fat fryers in favor of grilling, steaming and baking.

Railroad stakeout: Officers write seven tickets for railroad-crossing violations

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the 2,000-horsepower Kansas City Southern locomotive lumbered along its tracks Friday, some Columbus drivers tried to beat the train.

 

Lowndes County school board going paperless

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County school board is going paperless. School board members now can access electronic school board agenda's at the Lowndes County School District website -- lowndes.k12.ms.us. By April, the electronic agendas will be available to the general public, said Tina Younger, assistant to the LCSD superintendent.

 

 

Home burglarized while family was at church

Posted 2/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When an East Columbus family arrived home from church Sunday, they found their Beech Street home ransacked of valuable electronics.

 

 

MUW community health fair to offer free screenings

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Severstal partners hiring

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifty new steel-working jobs are up for grabs.

 

13-year-old boy hit by pickup truck

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old Columbus boy was rushed to the hospital with a possible broken leg Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck.

Details sketchy in car explosion

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman and teen were burned Saturday morning when the car they were driving "exploded." Kimberly Diane Watkins, 40, and Taylor Nicole Watkins, 16, both of Jess Lyons Road in Lowndes County, were driving down Military Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. when the car exploded, according to Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright.

War of the roses: This Valentine's Day, flower shops fight to stay competitive despite higher costs

Posted 2/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may cost a little more this year to say it with flowers. Florists expect to pay more for roses this time of year; growers hold back a portion of their fields to meet the demands of Valentine's Day. But this year's costs have been driven up even more, due to rising fuel costs and a rainy growing season.

 

Man charged with raping woman in Columbus home

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is charged with raping a woman Thursday night while armed with a pistol.

 

A snow day for working parents, too

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.

 

Columbus City Council vote resolves CVB board dispute

Posted 2/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plight of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appears to be over. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a new CVB ordinance Wednesday night during a special called meeting.

 

Latest round of snow comes, goes with few problems

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.

 

Officials: School bus drivers undergo rigorous training

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.

 

 

Arrest report 2-10-11

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Franklin Academy postpones birthday celebration

Posted 2/10/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Due to school closures today, Franklin Academy has postponed its 190th birthday celebration until Friday.

 

Snow, hard freeze lock up activity in Golden Triangle

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle schools and businesses ground to a halt again today as up to four inches of snow blanketed the area late Wednesday and early this morning, followed by a hard freeze that coated some roads and bridges with patches of ice.

North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Posted 2/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.

 

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