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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.

Erasing the special-ed stigma: Students given chance in mainstream classes

Posted 10/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade ago, most special education students got little preparation for the real world. They were tucked in a classroom, away from their peers, and little was expected of them. Often, that was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

With Internet's ease, plagiarism a growing concern on campuses

Posted 10/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as 10 years ago, if you told someone to copy and paste, the appropriate response would have involved paper and glue. Today, copy-and-paste is widely known computerspeak. But copy-and-paste is doing more than complicating the English language. It's blurring the lines between original work and plagiarism.

 

Moroccan-themed apartment, upstairs pool an unexpected surprise in Columbus

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Melissa Rushing had dreamed of a place where she could use spa treatments and a soothing atmosphere to help people feel better, inside and out.

 

City judge position split

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will split its vacant city judge position in two in the interest of saving money. During the Columbus City Council's Oct. 19 meeting, Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem moved the late Judge Curtis Austin's vacant seat be divided from one full-time position into two part-time positions.

 

 

Train carrying chemical derails near Tronox plant

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A train carrying hydrogen peroxide derailed in Hamilton at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood said his department had a report of the train derailment, off of Stovall Bottom Road, in a rural area.

 

 

Engineer: Lowndes roads given high praise

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's state aid roads received the highest praise available during a recent inspection. County engineer Bob Calvert announced to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors during its Oct. 15 meeting that state road inspector Jack Jackson referred to Lowndes' state aid roads as the best in Mississippi.

 

 

Crime lab officer responsible for landing $518,000 grant for new officers

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Grant-writing is not in Bill Smith's job description. But the director of forensic chemistry has written six grants or so in his 14 years at the Columbus Police Department, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city.

 

Tee up: Disc golf course lands in Propst Park

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Get your Frisbees out and prepare to tee off. An 18-hole disc golf course was installed Saturday at Propst Park. It's not finished yet, but you can start practicing now.

 

Golden Triangle Business Expo canceled

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle's three Chamber of Commerce organizations -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Development Link, and the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance -- announced they have suspended plans for the second annual Golden Triangle Business Expo on Thursday on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.

 

 

Lowndes County soldier injured in Afghanistan

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old 101st Airborne Infantry soldier from Lowndes County suffered minor injuries Friday when his sergeant stepped on a homemade land mine in Afghanistan.

 

 

Place 1 circuit judge candidates face voters

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judicial races are heating up before November elections as candidates vie for public opinion, stressing their experience and administrative effectiveness.

 

 

Kugel challenges Kilgore for county school board seat

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incumbent Lowndes County school board member faces opposition from a relative new comer in her bid to reclaim her seat in the Nov. 2 election.

 

 

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