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Final public hearing set for Columbus soccer complex

Posted 9/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Project visionaries want to give the community more than soccer fields at Burns Bottom.

 

 

Columbus votes to put cameras along Riverwalk

Posted 9/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city council voted unanimously at its regular meeting Tuesday to accept a $17,989 bid to put surveillance cameras along the Riverwalk.

 

Columbus puts officers on bike patrol

Posted 9/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he wheels are turning at the Columbus Police Department -- literally. The department has a new bicycle patrol unit that will make rounds at events and in high-crime areas in the city, said CPD Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.

'There are no magic words': Family, schoolmates remember Heritage student who died after hunting accident

Posted 9/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a church youth trip to Panama City, Fla., 17-year-old Spencer Perkins decided to walk 35 miles to visit his girlfriend in Destin. He only made it about 15 before he was tracked down, but the story about love and dedication passed into youth minister lore, said First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Shawn Parker at Perkins' funeral Tuesday.

Ex-Packet employee out of jail after arrest

Posted 9/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Packet Advertising Director Aimee Houtman Shaw is out of jail today, after posting a $15,000 bond Monday afternoon.

 

Columbus City Council dealing with board appointments

Posted 9/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council looks to fill some holes on various city boards tonight when it meets at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Complex.

 

 

4-County names former manager as new CEO (video)

Posted 9/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a five-month search, 4-County Electric Power Association named Joe B. Cade its new CEO and general manager today.

 

 

With deadline passed, Cadence quiet about future

Posted 9/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Bank officials are keeping mum on the future of the company this week, just days after a deadline passed for the bank to meet federal capital standards.

 

 

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival - A new boom

Posted 9/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Young Kabir Karriem had a front-row seat as the business and entertainment district along Seventh Avenue celebrated the community, with a humble street festival.

 

Ex-Packet employee arrested for embezzlement

Posted 9/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Packet Advertising Director Aimee Shaw, who was arrested late Saturday night for embezzling from the weekly newspaper, remained in jail this morning.

Pregnant woman flips stolen van

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 25-year-old pregnant woman was critically injured Saturday morning after she flipped a stolen minivan in a Lowndes County road-side ditch.

 

Car fire delays traffic

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 45 minutes late Friday after a car burst into flames on the shoulder.

 

Columbus AFB honors POW/MIA

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The men and women of the 14th Flying Training Wing gathered at a ceremony at Smith Plaza to remember and pay their respects to those servicemembers declared a prisoner of war or missing in action.

In wake of tragedy, game wardens urge hunter safety

Posted 9/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.

A year later, Family pleads for information on Kaila Morris' disappearance

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, Bonnie Morris Triplett was surprised by a visit from her daughter, Kaila, who "popped over," to chat with her mother about, among other things, a pair of bulldog puppies.

Kitchens says 'gist' of his testimony was correct

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Jim Kitchens sat in his office Thursday afternoon in the Lowndes County Courthouse, law books lined the shelves, black robes hung in a nearby closet and stacks of files and paperwork covered his desk.

 

Few dialing in to program offering phone bill aid

Posted 9/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old federal program is offering financial assistance to individuals living below the poverty level, but few are taking advantage.

 

 

City of Columbus raises taxes

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2011 budget, which includes a 0.86 millage increase.

 

 

No tax increase for Lowndes; Brooks seeks transparency in budget meetings

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 2011 fiscal year budget with no millage increase.

 

 

Tax arguments heat up First District race

Posted 9/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers split with his party leadership Wednesday, saying he favors at least a one-year extension for all the 2001 federal income tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year.

 

 

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