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Ohio man faces charges for local bomb threats

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Ohio man suspected of more than 100 bomb threats, including threats called in at the Lowndes County Courthouse and Monroe County Courthouse in December, faces additional charges in a far-flung series of threats called into public buildings in five states.

 

2 arrested on drug charges near school

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two women were arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with drug-related offenses when their car was pulled over less than 100 yards from a school.

Hundreds turn out for benefit fish fry

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A benefit fish fry for Columbus Police Department officer Kelvin Lee raised more than $6,000 on Thursday. Officer Rhonda Sanders helped organize the event and said almost 1,000 plates were sold in a show of support for Lee, who is fighting stomach cancer.

 

Sales tax data may force cuts to city budget

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections continue to lag behind last year's revenue, prompting some to question whether the city will have to amend its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget or dip into reserves to make up the difference.

 

Local schools getting head start on Common Core curriculum

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As school districts around the country prepare to make the switch to Common Core, a new type of math- and language arts-based curriculum, the Columbus Municipal School District is taking steps to ensure that students, parents and teachers are prepared for the change.

Unemployment rates drop from January

Posted 3/28/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unemployment rates are beginning to inch downward from the January highs, according to data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security Wednesday.

Columbus is 24th in latest economic strength rating

Posted 3/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the spirit of regional cooperation continues to take root, Columbus has new reason to tout itself as the standard-bearer for economic strength within the Golden Triangle.

Storm spotters class equips public to aid tracking of dangerous weather

Posted 3/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before Steve Wilkinson explained what Tuesday's course was about he had to explain what it wasn't about. "This is not storm chaser training," Wilkinson told the crowd of about 20 who had gathered at the Atmos Energy Training Center in Columbus for a Storm Spotter Class. "We are just trying to get people to report what they see."

Teen shooter held on $500K bond

Posted 3/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arthur Lee "Slim" Whitfield, 17, of Kalamazoo, Mich., appeared before Justice Court Judge Peggy Phillips Monday afternoon for arraignment on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Whitfield was arrested last Friday afternoon after authorities believe he shot postal worker Douglas Edward Aldridge during a robbery.

No funding, no Juneteenth

Posted 3/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors needed just 10 minutes to discuss and vote down a proposal to fund this year's Juneteenth Festival as a quality of life event in a special meeting Monday afternoon.

City expands summer jobs program

Posted 3/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is once again partnering with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to offer area youth summer jobs in a paid, 10-week program aimed at putting cash in their pockets while instilling work ethics and beautifying the city.

Columbus Air Force Base will bring back July 4th fireworks

Posted 3/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials are planning a Fourth of July fireworks show after a four-year hiatus. Col. Jim Sears, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, made the announcement amid a spate of fanfare Monday at the overlook on the east bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus.

Meth lab busted in New Hope

Posted 3/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope woman has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Keeping the faith: As Jewish population in the South declines, local Jews bond to maintain traditions

Posted 3/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sunday afternoon, Dr. Seth Oppenheimer drove from his home in Starkville to Tuscaloosa, armed with a very special grocery list -- the items he will need for tonight's Passover meal. The hour-long trek is not unusual. It is an undertaking Jews in small communities across Mississippi will make as they prepare for the holiday, which begins tonight at sundown.

Local charities can receive rewards points

Posted 3/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Customers with CSpire Wireless now have the opportunity to donate to their favorite charities. The cell phone provider implemented a new rewards program last week that allows customers to give money to nine charities.

 

New Columbus City Council Wards map

Posted 3/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

High-resolution pdf file of the new council wards for the city of Columbus.

 

Furloughs looming for CAFB

Posted 3/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As furloughs loom for 800,000 of the nation's government contract workers, one Columbus man is bracing himself for the financial hit. Carmine Muscarella, a life coach at Columbus Air Force Base, said he expects the furlough notices to begin this week. For Muscarella and the other 472 contract workers employed through CAFB, that means a 20 percent reduction per pay period due to sequestration.

Backlash prompts Heritage Academy to keep its old name

Posted 3/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy has rescinded its decision to change its name. The school announced earlier this week that it intended to rename Heritage Academy to Columbus Heritage Academy.

 

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