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Mystery man spotted in downtown Columbus

Posted 9/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mystery man was spotted in downtown Columbus on Thursday.

 

Memphis Business Journal: Renasant to open new location in Columbus (link)

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Port Authority signs on to support biofuels project in Columbus

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Port Authority board Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a new KiOR biofuels plant to be located in Columbus, at the Columbus-Lowndes County Port.

 

Local church leaders speak out against plan to burn Quran

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local faith leaders condemned a Florida pastor's decision to burn copies of the Quran to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

 

Soccer park plan moving forward with public meeting Sept. 23

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public will get its first glimpse of the latest vision for Columbus' long-awaited soccer complex at Burns Bottom later this month.

 

Burglary inspires MUW student to campaign for better security

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A burglary on the campus of Mississippi University for Women has one student campaigning for better security measures.

Columbus car hydroplanes, flips on Highway 82

Posted 9/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old woman and her two young children were eastbound on Highway 82 when her Chevrolet Tahoe hydroplaned and flipped Wednesday.

 

Agencies plead for city funding amid deficit

Posted 9/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a public meeting on the city's budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the Columbus City Council heard from representatives of various organizations, who pleaded for the council to either fund them at a level they were previously funded or increase funding.

 

 

Columbus agrees to help with plant incentives

Posted 9/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding and fee-in-lieu agreement for a new KiOR biofuels plant to be located in Columbus, at the Columbus-Lowndes County Port.

 

 

Caledonia budget hearing set for Tuesday

Posted 9/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia aldermen will hold a special public meeting Tuesday to discuss and approve a 2010-11 budget for the town.

 

State poised for fast rebound, lt. gov. says (video)

Posted 9/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant believes Mississippi is positioned to bounce back faster than any state in the country once the recession loosens its grip. He explained why during a Tuesday stop in Columbus.

Giving back: Optometrist, mom, philanthropist gives new meaning to busy

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To say Dr. Susanne Cunningham, an associate optometrist at Curtis Optometry, is busy is an understatement.

 

DUI arrests up in area over Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.

 

 

Siren test Wednesday

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency Management Agency will test the tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

 

Lowndes County Circuit Court 9-5-10

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Court Judges Jim Kitchens Jr. and Lee Howard handed down the following sentences during the final weeks of the August term that ended Friday:

 

 

Columbus residents see potential benefits of sidewalks

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike Starkville's ordinance which requires sidewalks in all new residential and commercial developments, Columbus' Complete Streets ordinance -- requiring curbs, gutters and sidewalks in new developments -- has met with no opposition.

 

Thinking big: Caledonia scrambling to keep up with rapid growth

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia is a small town that thinks big. Over the past 20 years, the town has seen an explosion of growth, drawing families from Columbus and the nearby Air Force base with its top-notch schools.

 

Police out in force for Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are bracing for the Labor Day weekend rush, setting checkpoints and working officers overtime.

 

 

Gang fight sends Lowndes County inmate to hospital

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five inmates at the Lowndes County jail sent another inmate to the hospital with a broken eye socket Thursday after he refused to join their gang.

 

 

Plan to withhold Medicaid funds could cause education cuts

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gov. Haley Barbour announced Tuesday $82 million slated for public K-12 schools would instead be placed in the state's rainy day fund.

 

 

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