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Repairs may stem tide in flood-prone neighborhood

Posted 11/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flood-prone East Columbus neighborhood should stay a little dryer after today.

'Birdman' clears Oakdale Park lawn

Posted 11/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Oakdale Park jungle has been tamed, for now. Keith Kimmerle, the man ordered to cut the 10-foot-tall grass in front of his North Chestnut Drive home, has complied, apparently doing the grunt work himself.

 

Take care to avoid fires as weather cools

Posted 11/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the temperature outside drops, Columbus and Lowndes County families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. Cold winter weather increases indoor activities and the need for heating. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

 

 

Experts say C&G rail line should reopen

Posted 11/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Restoration of the Columbus and Greenville Railway line could have far-reaching and long-lasting results, not just for the areas it touches directly but also for the entire nation.

 

'Every day's a mission:' Veterans find easy transition to law enforcement

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trading in their camos for police blue is a natural step for many military veterans, who are often coveted by law enforcement for their advanced training.

 

Steens veteran knows value of supporting troops

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After serving 75 percent of his life with the U.S. military, 72-year-old Garland Kirkland knows a thing or two about supporting the troops.

 

 

Expert: Main Street associations successful economic engines

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As local governments search for ways to drive their economy, Main Street associations are proving to be successful economic engines, according to recent research.

 

 

Man charged with assault in fight at local bar

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 37-year-old man has been charged with assaulting another man with a beer bottle during a brawl at the Loft, the bar above Ruben's Fish & Steakhouse.

 

 

Sex crimes on Lowndes Circuit Court trial docket

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 72-year-old Artesia man accused of raping his 16-year-old granddaughter is one of several sex crime trials on the docket this month in Lowndes County Circuit Court, which began Monday.

 

 

Judge levels $150,000 judgment against Brooks, ex-Lowndes supervisors

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks and seven former supervisors have been ordered to pay $149,713.18 to an insurance company after illegally donating more than $85,000 to a nonprofit headed by Brooks.

 

 

Man wanted in Columbus kidnapping, robbery arrested in Memphis

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Columbus man wanted for an August robbery and kidnapping was arrested today in Memphis, Tenn., according to police.

 

 

Cadence narrows loss in third quarter to $7.5 million

Posted 11/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Financial Corp., parent of Cadence Bank, has reported a net loss of $7.5 million, or 63 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

 

 

Judge tosses lawsuit against sheriff's office

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday by two men claiming their constitutional rights were violated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Farm project plants entrepreneurial spirit in youth

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A farm on Columbus' Southside is providing an old-school education for a group of local teens. The Next Generation Mini Farm sits on 37 acres on Eighth Avenue South, but currently takes up just a fraction of the land.

Annual event honors international residents connected to air base

Posted 11/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- As she glided into the room in her handmade, multi-colored patadyong, Cristina Mercer beamed. And she wasn't the only one.

 

More than 100 flat tires reported in wake of Omnova strike

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have reported more than 100 flat tires caused by roofing nails and screws since July, two months after union workers went on strike.

 

 

Speculation about Ross sparks threat of libel suit

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The whereabouts of West Point Mayor Scott Ross remain unknown, but rampant speculation surrounding his departure has sparked a libel suit.

 

Extra obstacles face disabled drivers

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time Tiffany Hamlin decided to get her Mississippi driver's license, it took her six years to complete the process.

Health clinic opens in Columbus Walmart

Posted 11/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walmart's reach expanded into health care Monday. North Mississippi Health Services opened an office inside the Columbus Walmart.

Crime adds new wrinkle to busy mom's routine

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Life just got a little more chaotic for Kellie Short. Recently she was flooded with calls about break-ins at Providence Place in Columbus. Police are investigating a string of home burglaries in the subdivision. And Short, property manager for Providence Place and Columbus Gardens, has had to field the calls and help reassure tenants.

 

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