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Tempers continue to simmer, boil over at CVB meetings

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Does not get along well with others" seems to be routine at Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meetings. The show was on again Monday evening as board members accused, yelled and generally disagreed among themselves and with others.

 

New dealer selling Chrysler; former dealer charging rent

Posted 1/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The general manager of Columbus' new and only Chrysler dealership is glad to add the last line of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family to the business. The owner of Columbus' former Chrysler dealership said he is doing well without the line but is still charging the automaker rent for the sign on his property.

 

MDAH awards preservation, landmark grants, appoints Carpenter to board

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- The Church of the Annunciation in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants.

 

 

Clay excited to be a part of regional recruitment efforts

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The addition of West Point and Clay County to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link came with an enthusiastic reception. The Link board unanimously approved expanding its reach at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

 

Link willing to expand its regional partnership

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The invitation is out for Oktibbeha County to join the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. Link Executive Director Joe Max Higgins said Monday he would be happy to talk with officials in Starkville about a partnership.

 

 

CVB votes to keep fully funding 'the golden goose'

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The county's economic development agency survived another attempt Monday to cut its budget. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board discussed the possibility of reducing funding for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link in favor of adequately funding community festivals.

 

 

Annunciation church awarded preservation grant

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants. The grants were announced Monday by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

 

 

CVB board hears $46,000 worth of grant requests

Posted 1/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brother, can you spare a whole bunch of dimes? Organizers of festival grants appealed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Monday for festival grant money to help their events.

 

 

Judge to hear pardons challenge from Hood

Posted 1/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

Previous offender arrested on charge of suspicion of burglary

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man is being held in connection to a Friday-morning burglary. Davanta Hayden was arrested Friday morning on Mill Street after police received a stolen-property tip, Cpl. Donnie Elkin said. Charges are still pending and could be issued on Monday, Elkin said.

 

 

Columbus city officials: Uptick in crime is a reality

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith didn't mince words: Columbus has a crime problem, and he and the City Council are determined to do whatever it takes to eradicate it.

 

Vikings coach, Columbus native Leslie Frazier reflects on season

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adversity is going to make Leslie Frazier stronger. The Columbus native certainly experienced a fair share of setbacks and change in his first full season as head coach of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.

 

Improvements planned for Bluecutt Road

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bluecutt Road is expected to see $1 million in improvements in the coming months. The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to widen the turning lanes at the intersection of Bluecutt and Military roads, where Huddle House is located, and at Bluecutt and Seventh Street North, near Heritage Academy.

 

 

City of Columbus moving forward on pedestrian bridge project

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is moving forward on the renovation of the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway into a pedestrian walkway.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

CMSD students raise $1,700 for Caps for Kids

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from Columbus Middle School and Columbus High School raised $1,700 last week to bring cheer to children fighting cancer.

 

Saturday Profile: Elizabeth Simpson shares life in poems

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus. Poet Elizabeth Simpson's body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.

 

Link finances meet first-quarter target

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.

 

 

Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.

 

 

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