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Replica ships weigh anchor in city until Monday

Posted 5/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The work is hard but the life is enviable. They wake to greet the dawn and fall asleep by the light of the stars. They have seen Nicaragua, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal. They are assured three meals a day and the adventure of a lifetime.

Columbus gathers to mourn, celebrate Pratt

Posted 5/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Among the many roles Mike Pratt performed in his 44 years, was that of a Navy Seabee. It was fitting, then, that the "Seabees Prayer" would be part of the memorial service for Pratt, the city's public works director, who died Saturday.

Candidates grapple with housing issues at forum

Posted 5/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Columbus council and mayoral hopefuls squaring off in Tuesday's primary, Thursday night's forum was one last chance to distinguish themselves in front of voters.

Karriem, Turner lead in campaign contributions

Posted 5/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A look at the campaign finance reports from the Columbus primary election next Tuesday shows a noticeable disparity in contributions made to candidates.

Bush to serve as acting public works director

Posted 5/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After the sudden death of City of Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt, Casey Bush will serve as the acting public works director.

Alabama man arrested minutes after robbery

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother and son were taken into custody Thursday morning after the son robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on Highway 45 in Columbus.

Market Street Festival begins Friday

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus will be a mecca for arts and entertainment Friday evening and all day Saturday during the 18th Market Street Festival.

Organizers say National Prayer event much needed after recent tragedies

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a postcard-perfect, blue-sky Monday, two bombs rocked downtown Boston, ripping through the fabric of Americans' collective conscious and staining the sidewalks red. But instead of tearing the country apart, many say it drew them closer together -- a nation brought to its knees, not by violence but by faith.

District 3 firefighters secure grant

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors signed off on an Assistance to Firefighters Grant recently awarded to District 3 Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday during its board meeting that will provide the department more than $50,000 for equipment purchases.

Spears takes over for Gerard at Eurocopter

Posted 5/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of American Eurocopter's Lakota helicopter production facility is leaving the company, officials announced Monday.

Cracker Barrel coming to Columbus

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.

Taking it to the limit: Columbus firefighters rely on each other to survive training ordeal

Posted 4/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as two weeks ago, Will McReynolds and Steve Logan didn't know the limit of what they could endure. Now, they do.

State, Yokohama leaders make partnership official

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A host of Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company officials gathered at the Ritz Conference Center earlier today to announce the company's plans to construct a new manufacturing plant on the Prairie Belt Powersite in Clay County and officially sign a memorandum of understanding.

Monday profile: Williford 'taking a break' after 40 years in education

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bob Williford has been reaching students for 40 years, but as he enters his last month in the education system, he says he view his departure more as taking a break than walking away.

Local child abuse group hosts 'Wear Blue' day

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventeen Mississippi children died in 2012 as a result of child abuse. Those 17 were among 7,968 children who were abused in Mississippi last year.

Supes seek grant for firefighters

Posted 4/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will consider a request from District 3 volunteer firefighters to apply for an assistance to firefighters grant when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.

 

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