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Families of steel: Open house allows employees' family members an inside look at Severstal

Posted 10/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.

 

Prosecuting attorney candidates outline juvenile needs

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Both have pertinent experience, but Lowndes County residents will have to decide whose experience matters more.

 

 

Two more arrested for YouTube video

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged two more individuals they believe took part in a burglary that was posted to YouTube.

 

 

Schweddy Balls? Not in Columbus

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.

 

Community banks and credit unions flourish as customers react to fees

Posted 10/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.

 

Candidate list trimmed to eight for MUW post

Posted 10/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews.

 

 

Attendance for Legends concert lower than expected

Posted 10/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If it seemed like fewer people were at the second annual Legends concert, held Oct. 8 at the Columbus Riverwalk, that's for good reason: Organizers estimate there were around 450 fewer attendees this year, though they've not yet determined the cause.

 

 

A look at the top five Police chief candidates

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A quick Google search uncovers a lot of information about some of the five candidates recommended to the city by the search committee.

 

 

City amends alcohol ordinance

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It came down to a tie, and Mayor Robert Smith broke it with a favorable vote.

 

 

MUW celebrates annual Oktoberfest

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the pumpkins are in the fields, but if the still-warm temperatures have kept your autumn spirit at bay, Mississippi University for Women has the antidote -- the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held tonight from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Top five recommendations for police chief revealed at council meeting

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five applicants that the 21-person committee recommended as top candidates for the permanent police chief position were revealed Tuesday night during the Columbus City Council meeting.

Organizers say Caledonia Day was "the biggest blast we ever had"

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.

 

UPDATE: Authorities searching for Lowndes County woman

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

UPDATE: Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Tuesday afternoon that a detective made contact with Lowndes County woman, Gloria Jean Davidson, 24. Wright said "everything appears to be fine," and the detective who made contact is confident she will be going home soon.

 

Obama's former pastor keynote for Columbus' MLK celebration

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dream 365 -- Columbus' annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- now is "one of the largest" celebrations of the civil rights activist in the state, event organizer Learnard Dickerson Monday told the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.

 

MUW president interviews begin Wednesday

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's presidential search continues this week, with the first round of interviews being held Wednesday morning at the College Board in Jackson.

 

Farming, Faith, Football and Family

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a classic, halcyon fall afternoon in Caledonia Saturday, with every parking lot, side street and driveway jammed to capacity as thousands turned out for the eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.

 

LCSD board seeks to appoint superintendent

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is one step closer to having an appointed, rather than an elected superintendent, voting 4-1 Friday morning to request permission from the state Legislature to put the issue up for a local referendum.

 

 

Howard explains release of CPD suspect

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard wanted to clear up any confusion with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of a shooting suspect earlier this month.

 

 

Lowndes County supervisors ponder 911 readdressing

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith, there are times when emergency response units have difficulty finding the correct address to respond to 911 calls. The quick fix is an ordinance similar to the one the Oktibbeha County board of supervisors passed.

 

Video of Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch obtained video footage of the armed robbery that occurred earlier this week at Creekstone Chevron.

 

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