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Columbus schools hire firm that lured away Phillips

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District took the next step this week in its search for a new superintendent, voting to hire the same national consultant firm that necessitated the search in the first place.

 

 

Sounds of Summer to fill air at Columbus Riverwalk

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The cicadas are in full-throated chorus. Water sprinklers whisper a lazy tch-tch-tch. The evening air is filled with the laughter of children riding their bicycles and playing stick ball in the streets.

 

 

Weyerhaeuser plans Lowndes expansions

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.

 

Columbus Rep. Smith to run as Republican

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime state Rep. Jeff Smith of Columbus switched to the Republican Party just before Wednesday's qualifying deadline for legislative races, and he said he still plans to run for the open spot of Mississippi House speaker in January.

Suspects in Lowndes County capital murder denied bail

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five men accused of capital murder in the May 20 shooting of a 19-year-old man in Lowndes County were denied bail by Justice Court Judge Chris Hemphill Wednesday.

 

Woman's body found along road in Steens

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who had been shot twice was found dead beside a Lowndes County road in the Steens area early today.

 

Labor of love: Car, truck restorer scours Columbus for diamonds in the rough

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.

 

Aerospace park soars higher with land purchase

Posted 6/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.

 

 

Supervisor pushes for county worker raises

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County employees may receive their first pay raise in two years if Lowndes County Supervisor Jeff Smith gets his way.

 

 

Columbus, Lowndes schools offer meals during summer

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer tends to be a carefree time for school-age students, but for some parents, it presents a dilemma -- how to handle the sudden financial burden of providing daily, adequate nutrition for children who normally receive breakfast and lunch at school.

 

Columbus steel processing company preps for expansion, jobs

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten weeks in, business at Mississippi Steel Processing is as solid as the 25,000 tons of steel the company flattens and shears each month, MSP President Chip Gerber said Tuesday.

 

Columbus soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Columbus Shoe Show burglary suspect foots it with footwear

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sporting a SpongeBob backpack burglarized the Shoe Show on Saturday, taking two women's sandals and athletic shoes worth a combined $80.

 

Five new suspects charged in Columbus capital murder case

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After dropping charges against three Columbus men Friday, Lowndes County investigators have charged five men with the May 20 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

Local volunteers remember the fallen in Columbus

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerry Gibson was crawling on his belly through the jungles of Vietnam in 1969 when he got the news -- he was going home. Three days later, he was standing on his brother's front porch in Columbus, trying to figure out how to pick up life where he had left it. The tour had taken its toll on the 25-year-old. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 120 pounds fully dressed, soaked in sweat. He had lost comrades. He had lost friends.

CAFB remembers service, sacrifice of fallen pilot

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Air Force Base honored one of their fallen comrades Thursday afternoon, recognizing the late Capt. Jeffrey Hill for his service as well as his sacrifice.

Columbus Rep. Smith wants to 'bridge gap' between parties in House

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After falling a vote short of winning speaker of the Mississippi House last year, Columbus Rep. Jeff Smith has changed his political party and, he hopes, his luck.

 

Airport expects to lose Memphis flight, but not passengers

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects its rising travel volume to stay steady despite Delta Airlines' plans to cut flights to Memphis, Tenn.,in September.

 

Columbus man convicted in 2005 robbery gets 35 years

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.

 

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