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Columbus' Old Navy, Belk stores get renovations

Posted 5/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two local retailers are under renovations, in an attempt to make the stores more shopper friendly and merchandise more accessible.

 

Columbus-based Sanderson closes Butler, Ala., plant

Posted 5/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sanderson Plumbing Products is closing its plant in Butler and laying off the plant's 50 remaining employees.

 

 

Caledonia OKs water, sewer improvements

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia continued to work towards improving its water and sewer system at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, moving forward with a $1.6 million multi-phase plan to run a pipe from the water treatment plant to the Buttahatchie River in order to meet environmental standards.

 

 

Columbus man shoots girlfriend during fight

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man allegedly shot at and grazed the head of his ex-girlfriend Tuesday as he tried to move out of a North Columbus house.

 

 

DUI suspect answers nature's call -- in police trash can

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When nature called Monday, O'Dell Stevenson Carter Jr. answered it -- in the trash can of the room where police were testing him for drunken driving.

 

New Hope family caught in path of deadly Tuscaloosa tornado

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If it had been an average Wednesday afternoon, Danny Stephens and his family wouldn't have even been in Tuscaloosa. But April 27, 2011 will never again be remembered as an average Wednesday.

 

Lowndes supervisor Smith reports campaign signs stolen

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith reported 25 campaign signs, worth $500, missing today in two neighborhoods off of Highway 45 South.

 

 

Columbus Riverwalk concert to benefit storm victims

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow a May 15 concert at the Riverwalk to benefit Smithville tornado victims.

 

Ruben's 'Miss Helen,' wife of restaurant's founder, dies at 92

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a familiar smile and a wry sense of humor, "Miss Helen" Prescott greeted customers and friends to Ruben's Fish and Steakhouse for 56 years.

 

County to close road Thursday

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Road Department will be closing Pleasant Hill Road from Highway 50 to Tabernacle Road on Thursday for culvert installation, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

 

Columbus council reinstates changes to budget

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council reinstated 24 budget amendments Tuesday, ending a drawn-out discussion about whether councilmen can approve non-emergency budget changes.

 

 

UPDATED: How you can volunteer, donate to the tornado relief effort

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.

 

 

State College Board wants funding formula revisited

Posted 5/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Lowndes man guilty in cowbell assault at MSU football game

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.

 

 

Lowndes plans to test tornado sirens Wednesday

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Emergency Management is testing its tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

 

Lowndes County buys 857 acres for industrial park

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Clearing the way for industrial growth, Lowndes County supervisors agreed Monday to significantly expand the region's industrial aerospace park at a cost of $6.4 million.

 

 

Severstal Columbus names new manager

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal North America has appointed 35-year industry veteran Wilbur A. Winland vice president and general manager of its Lowndes County steel plant.

 

 

Man Tased in Columbus courtroom

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 46-year-old man was Tased by police Monday in Columbus Municipal Court after he allegedly punched a bailiff in the eye and fought officers.

 

 

Attorney general warns of fraud, price gouging

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.

 

 

Power restored to most 4-County customers

Posted 5/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are almost finished restored power following a series of deadly storms in late April.

 

 

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