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4-County: Prepare for winter storms

Posted 1/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather forecasts indicate the potential exists for a "significant weather event" that could enter the area late Sunday and early Monday.

 

Weyerhaeuser sells rail lines to Patriot Rail

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.

Lowndes sheriff Howard won't seek re-election

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard has decided not to seek re-election to a fourth term.

Starkville's Tagert: Transportation commission seat would be 'great fit'

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Until this fall, Mike Tagert never ran for public office. These days, however, the 40-year-old father of two is traveling from town to town in north Mississippi, learning about local issues and talking to voters before Tuesday's special election to determine the next Northern District transportation commissioner.

 

Columbus 4-County customers have temporary detour

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to 4-County Electric Power Association's Columbus Customer Service Center, 2000 Sixth St. N., may experience a temporary detour this week when entering and exiting that office.

 

Lowndes sheriff charged $1,432 to dredge well

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,431.94 bill for draining a state-line well in search of still-missing Madeline "Midge" Ponds.

 

Railroad clears tracks of 'severe' train derailment

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alabama Southern Railroad has cleared the tracks of a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed Tuesday in Lowndes County.

 

The VFW's new battle: Recruiting new members

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.

 

Arrest report 1-6-11

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.

 

Video: Gas leak closes Main Street near 22nd Street

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.

 

Army orders more helicopters from Columbus plant

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Columbus firefighters take oath to protect community

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.

 

Parks department funds new Crawford community center

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.

 

New circuit judge, the third in district, expected to ease caseload

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.

 

Lowndes considers proposal to monitor flood-prone creek

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.

 

 

Columbus to remove asbestos, burn down houses to make way for soccer park

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five houses in the way of the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus should be gone within three months.

 

 

Man hit with hammer arrested after he allegedly fought with girlfriend

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.

 

 

Local legislators: Budget cuts, redistricting will dominate session

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.

 

 

Lowndes circuit clerk Salazar to seek re-election as independent

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.

 

'A great day' for Columbus' Frazier, new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.

 

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