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Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Lowndes Supes to discuss recreation needs

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The issue of Crawford's dilapidated Community Center wasn't on the agenda for Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. But the sore spot was again the center of discussion.

 

New city planner charged with looking at Columbus 20 years down the road

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can tell Patricia Southerland is new. The walls in the recently hired city planner's office are bare. The furniture is sparse.

 

Part of Alabama hotel where four MUW students died to reopen

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HOOVER, Ala. -- A motel in Hoover where four young women died in January has received permission to reopen about 30 rooms.

 

 

Town and Tower hosts MUW Campus Day of Service Friday

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's grounds and facilities will get some extra attention at the first Campus Day of Service hosted by the Town and Tower Club Friday.

 

Car strikes hydrant on Seventh Street North

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Street North was shut down for several hours Friday while Columbus Light and Water crews repaired a fire hydrant that was struck by an SUV Friday.

 

Bomb scare ends as false alarm

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department called in assistance from Columbus Air Force Base and the Tupelo Police Department Friday night in response to a bomb scare.

 

 

Purchase of sludge land moves forward

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local developer agreed Friday to sell 118 acres of sludge disposal land south of the city to Columbus Light and Water for almost $1 million.

 

After five months, Omnova strikers still hold out

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.

 

County relocates East Columbus polling place

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has relocated an East Columbus polling site.

 

 

Judicial candidates tout experience, results

Posted 10/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates from widely different backgrounds and experiences are facing off Tuesday for the newly created Place 3 16th Circuit Court judge position.

 

 

Link earns national awards, article in Forbes

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following a brief bout of negative news at the local level, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is making national headlines for the right reasons.

 

 

Unemployment remains stagnant in Miss. counties

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.

 

 

CL&W expected to make $1 million offer for sludge land today

Posted 10/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water representatives are expected to meet with a local developer today to offer him almost $1 million for 118 acres south of the city.

 

 

Bias accusation leveled against festival organizers

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegations of political bias have been leveled at the organizers of the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival.

 

 

Simple steps can help avoid fire tragedies

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With chilly temperatures expected over the next week, Columbus officials are once again stressing the need of winter safety.

 

AVID program helps put college within reach for high schoolers

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus High School freshmen recently visited the Mississippi University for Women Art Department to make bowls for a local soup kitchen. Using a potter's wheel to mold the clay, the students' fun activity was part of a worthy cause, but the field trip was about more than just art appreciation. It was more about college appreciation.

 

Expert: Nunnelee will win 1st District seat

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi State University political expert is predicting a win for Republican challenger Alan Nunnelee in the 1st Congressional District, since incumbent Democrat Travis Childers no longer has the luxury of running alongside a popular presidential candidate.

 

 

Arrest report 10-28-10

Posted 10/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Caledonia's Ola. J. Pickett Park to expand

Posted 10/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia is getting an extension to Ola J. Pickett Park. All that remains to be seen is how.

 

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