COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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City locks in interest rate on debt

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Concerned future interest rates may get out of hand, the Columbus City Council passed a resolution to lock in an interest rate on $9 million worth of debt Thursday.

 

 

Parking fines nearly double in city

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parking fines for the city of Columbus have nearly doubled, effective this past Wednesday.

 

 

EPA to take over cleanup of old Columbus Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A book more than eight decades in the writing is approaching its final chapter.

 

 

Columbus explores designating entertainment district

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are working with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to revitalize multiple areas of Columbus.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen vote against raises

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted 4-1 Tuesday against giving 3 percent raises to all 11 town employees.

 

 

An ounce of prevention: Columbus fire inspectors visiting businesses

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Frank Upton became a Columbus firefighter about 26 years ago, he was fighting fires almost daily.

 

 

Hosemann: Lowndes population drop may not cost area a lawmaker

Posted 10/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says preliminary census data shows a 3 percent reduction in population in Lowndes County.

 

Lowndes pumpkin crop sleepy, hollow

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's good news and bad. The good news: The headless horseman may have to look outside of Lowndes County for his traditional pumpkin wear. The bad news: Fall and Halloween fanatics also may have to forego locally grown pumpkins.

 

Arrest report 10-7-10

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police found two pistols on a 22-year-old convicted felon early Wednesday after he fired shots, then ran from officers.

 

 

Job fair draws more than 1,000 from across region

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon on Wednesday, more than 1,000 people had come through the doors at Mississippi University for Women's Pohl gymnasium, looking for work.

 

 

New Hope coach, principal sue over firings

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former New Hope High school principal and a beloved past baseball coach say a personal vendetta led to their firings.

 

 

Editorial: Cadence deal with Texas firm benefits Golden Triangle

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.

 

Cadence execs come along with buyout deal

Posted 10/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.

 

Trustmark president: Bank got $2 million to walk away from Cadence deal

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerry Host, president and chief operating officer of Trustmark National Bank, said this afternoon he didn't know why Cadence Bank canceled a deal between the two for Trustmark to acquire Cadence.

 

 

Cadence press release: Q&A about Community Bancorp sale

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.

 

Curtis Austin, trailblazing Columbus judge and lawyer, dies at 60

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin, a giant of the community who was one of the first African Americans to serve on the Columbus City Council and as a lawyer and judge in Columbus, died this morning in Birmingham, Ala. He was 60.

 

Planning Commission appointee may seek judge's seat

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council filled three open spots on the City Planning Commission Tuesday, but it may revisit one appointment in the near future.

 

Israeli official tours Columbus' Stark Aerospace plant

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Israel's infrastructure minister said he was pleased with the quality of workers he met Tuesday while touring an Israeli-owned factory in Mississippi.

 

Expert: State poised to lead in biofuel research, production

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is poised to become a nationwide leader in renewable energy production.

 

 

Cadence Bank-Community Bancorp press release

Posted 10/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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