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Foreclosures rising in Lowndes County

Posted 10/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owning a home may be part of the American dream, but that dream is facing hard realities in Columbus and Lowndes County.

 

Residents skeptical of plans to clean up old Kerr-McGee site

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Superfund arm of the Environmental Protection Agency has many challenges to overcome as they work to clear contaminants left from a 90-acre wood-treatment site on 14th Avenue North -- the first of which is trust.

 

 

1,100 attend, 70 offered jobs at employment expo

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 70 people were offered jobs after last week's Golden Triangle Employment Expo and hundreds more wait to hear back from companies after on-site interviews.

 

'Anything is attainable:' Matlin energizes MUW students

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marlee Matlin doesn't do anything halfway, including leaving an impression at Mississippi University for Women. The youngest woman ever to win an Academy Award for a leading role was on campus Thursday to meet with students and speak at the 2010 Welty Gala.

 

Columbus man dies in one-car accident

Posted 10/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 36-year-old Columbus man died Thursday after his truck ran off Highway 45 and rolled in Lowndes County.

 

Ghosts and Legends: A tour of local haunts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Do you believe in ghosts? A trip to some of Columbus' most haunted houses and visits from beyond the grave at Friendship Cemetery could be enough to convert the most skeptic nonbelievers.

 

'Quite a few' interested in city judge opening

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus may be without a permanent city judge for a month or more, but there are no shortage of candidates expressing interest.

 

 

Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.

 

 

Caledonia Day offers fall fun Saturday

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia, 10 miles north of Columbus, will have the welcome mat out Saturday as residents and visitors celebrate the seventh annual Caledonia Day.

 

 

Columbus man charged with manslaughter DUI in death of passenger

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after flipping his car on a gravel road in Lowndes County, killing his 25-year-old front-seat passenger.

 

 

MSU landscape architecture students take on Tennessee Williams home for project

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University landscape architecture students wandered Columbus on Wednesday, scouting the area for design ideas.

 

 

KiOR plant to take more acreage than expected

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR is turning into a bigger deal than expected.

 

 

Arrest report 10-14-10

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

City contingent takes trip to New York to argue for bond rating

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Our posse's on Broadway. Or at least it was. A small contingent from Columbus was in New York City Monday and Tuesday to speak with Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's financial services regarding Columbus' credit rating.

 

 

Tuesday morning wrecks injure two

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were injured in car wrecks Tuesday morning, one near Columbus High School and the other on 18th Avenue east of Highway 182.

 

 

Negro League historian: Hairston helped set tone for civil rights movement

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Hairston was the strong, silent type. Not one to complain or rebel, Hairston, a Crawford native, endured the discrimination and systematic racism which followed him into major league baseball in 1951.

 

 

Childers, Nunnelee debate in Oxford

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

OXFORD -- North Mississippi congressional candidates exchanged sharp words at a debate Tuesday night about how loyal each would be to his party's leadership on Capitol Hill.

 

 

New 'green' generator to be built at landfill

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority plans to build the largest "green" generator in the area in the coming year.

 

 

Local electric bills on the rise

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local electric bills are expected to swell by as much as 10 percent over the next year, officials said, as the Tennessee Valley Authority expects raises its fuel cost adjustments.

 

 

Beauté Salon denied zoning change

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The owner of a business on Warpath Road found herself in the same position she was in last month after the Planning and Zoning Commission again denied her request for a zoning change Monday.

 

 

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