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Heritage seniors work to raise $180,000 for new park

Posted 11/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seniors at Heritage Academy wore royal blue T-shirts Friday, hailing Patriot Park as a place "where every kid can be a kid." Joining a circle of animated children on the T-shirt was one child in a wheelchair and another using a walker. The students hope to turn the illustration into a reality with the construction of an "all-inclusive playground" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

Truck driver injured in wreck on Highway 82

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Shuqualak man was injured Friday afternoon when the lumber truck he was driving overturned on Highway 82.

Practice for the game of life: Team sports improve mental, physical health

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Team sports do more than help kids stay healthy -- they benefit their mental health.

Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.

 

Sludge land purchase 'proactive,' board chairman says

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adding urgency to a hot-button issue, the state could soon ask Columbus Light & Water to shell out $15 million for facility upgrades that would increase the city's sludge output.

 

Clubs keep Columbus High students busy

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a club for just about anything you can think of at Columbus High. And if you think of one the teachers and administrators haven't already, by next week, there likely will be a club for that, too.

 

Prowlers strike Lowndes County neighborhood

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of burglaries in a Lowndes County subdivision has neighbors on high alert.

 

 

Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

 

Columbus keeping eye on Eveningside Apartments

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city may be satisfied with the condition of the former Eveningside Apartment complex, but the property remains under scrutiny.

 

 

Arrest Report 11-4-10

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

N. Y. lawsuit accuses Cadence directors of misleading shareholders

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court accuses the directors of Cadence Bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.

 

High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.

Kitchens re-elected to circuit judge seat; Coleman, Porter to face off in runoff on Nov. 23

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.

 

Foundation donates funds for Caledonia tennis courts

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A corporate foundation gave Caledonia a $20,000 grant Tuesday for the town's tennis court project at Ola J. Pickett Park.

 

 

Tips lead to arrest of shoplifting suspects

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime Stoppers tips led to the arrest of two shoplifting suspects in Columbus, police said.

 

Nunnelee defeats Childers, returns 1st District to GOP

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Mississippi is sending two new representatives to Congress in January, and both pledge to try to overturn major parts of President Barack Obama's agenda, including a health overhaul that became law earlier this year.

 

Council to discuss city improvements, bond rating

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is expected to decide on the fate of the former Eveningside Apartments tonight.

 

 

Embattled apartment complex found up to code

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of disrepair, the complex formerly known as Eveningside Apartments now appears up to code.

 

Turnout steady in early voting

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Traffic flow was steady throughout Golden Triangle voter precincts this morning, and area circuit clerk's offices expected it to remain so throughout the day.

 

Home sales remain sluggish in Lowndes

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shattering dreams of an early recovery for the local housing market, October was the second worst month for home sales in Lowndes County since the recession began.

 

 

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