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Columbus city planner resigns

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.

 

WINTER SMASHUP: Hundreds of wrecks reported across Golden Triangle (video)

Posted 2/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.

 

Most Golden Triangle schools, MUW closed Friday amid freezing weather

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.

 

 

KiOR says it's close to receiving federal loan guarantees for biofuel plants

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.

 

 

Columbus man arrested for shoplifting at Starkville store

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and charged with shoplifting recently for allegedly stealing a pair of boots and a coat from the Oktibbeha County Co-Op.

 

 

Arrest report 2-3-11

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following arrests.

 

Respecting diversity: Town and Tower event energizes community members

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.

 

Lowndes absentee balloting questioned by Miss. secretary of state

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.

 

 

Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Posted 2/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.

 

 

Caledonia adds jobs, moves forwad on water rate increase

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.

 

 

Main Street Columbus celebrates 'monumental' year

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.

 

 

Council members split $2 million for road work

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.

 

 

CVB: Despite losing half of board, tourism business goes on

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite having its board of directors cut in half, everything at the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is "business as usual," the group's interim director said.

 

Hotels attract interest of restaurant chains

Posted 2/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new hotel approaches its grand opening and Castle Properties prepares to break ground on another, local developer Mark Castleberry predicts more hotel projects on the horizon. And hotel projects are attracting the interest of chain restaurants potentially locating in Columbus.

 

Columbus contractor appeals license suspension

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus construction firm is embroiled in dueling lawsuits while it appeals the suspension of its license.

 

 

Supervisors vacate CVB board members

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2 percent restaurant tax utilized by the city and county to fund the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in danger.

 

 

REMEMBER TO VOTE: Turnout light in today's runoff election

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.

 

SHOOTING UPDATE: Man who admits killing friend was 'unstable,' loved guns, neighbors say

Posted 2/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man in custody for shooting another man to death was described by neighbors as "unstable" and a gun lover.

Alleged love triangle ends with fatal shooting

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is dead and another is in jail, after a shooting Monday at a Steens house.

 

Tanker turns over in Wal-Mart parking lot

Posted 1/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tanker trailer broke loose from its cab Sunday morning in the Columbus Wal-Mart parking lot before tipping over and spilling some of its contents.

 

 

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