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Harvey Myrick tapped as ninth CVB board member

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harvey Myrick is the final name filling out the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board roster. Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders made the selection last Thursday after he and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith came to a compromise.

 

Severstal VP remembered as 'a prince of a man'

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Bell, Severstal executive vice president and manager of operations, was remembered Tuesday for both his passion to the steelmaking industry and his dedication to his colleagues during his tenure at the company.

Police: Local car salesman arrested for sexual battery

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested Jamie Clyde Sullivan, 29, of 947 New Hope Road in Columbus, and charged him with sexual battery Tuesday.

 

Workshop to help residents apply for FEMA program

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the land and get paid, all in one process.

 

 

CPD to meet with Ward 6 residents

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 is up next. Residents in the ward will get their chance to speak to Columbus police officers Thursday about area crime and ways to help the community.

 

 

Council meeting called to discuss recent homicides

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Rufus Ward: 'Number 27 and the Pumpkin Pie'

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus was a major military hospital center during the Civil War. That was not a status Columbus sought. However, being a branch of the Mobile and Ohio railroad, and the handling of wounded after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, resulted in the development of Columbus as a Confederate hospital center.

 

 

AP sources: US official who ran alleged illegal spy ring resigns, investigations continue

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of running an illegal contractor spy ring in Afghanistan has resigned from the Air Force, still maintaining his innocence, and still facing possible criminal charges.

 

 

Smithville gets school storm shelters

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Behind Smithville's temporary school building, now stand 42 storm shelters as a safe place for just under 600 faculty and students.

 

 

GOP asks US judges to draw Miss. congressional map

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Republican Party is asking federal judges to redraw the state's four U.S. House districts before the 2012 elections.

 

 

Jury to get overview of case against Jackson doc

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death opens Tuesday with a bit of star power and the one thing the King of Pop enjoyed throughout his life -- a worldwide audience.

 

 

Workshop to help residents apply for FEMA program

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the unsafe land and get paid all in one process.

 

MUW closer to naming new pres

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's presidential search reached the halfway mark last week, with members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee meeting in Jackson Friday to read applications and cull candidates.

 

Meeting tonight to focus on voter education

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A non-partisan town hall-style event tonight at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Trotter Convention Center is designed to "empower voters by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process," said Sharon Lewis, a co-organizer of Voter Empowerment 2011.

 

 

Autopsy reveals woman's shot ends kidnapper's life

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

 

 

Highway 373 wreck claims life of Hamilton man

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one-vehicle wreck Saturday on Highway 373 resulted in the death of a Hamilton man.

 

 

Rupp strives for local economic development

Posted 9/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.

 

 

Governor's School accepting applications for 2012 session

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Governor's School is accepting applications for the 2012 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.

 

 

Bomb threat raises jurisdiction questions at Columbus Middle School

Posted 9/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School is located within the Columbus Municipal School District but outside Columbus city limits, and the Columbus Police Department does not have jurisdiction at the school. Emergency response personnel quelled the Sept. 16 bomb and sniper threat at the school without any injuries. However, due to a signed agreement that the Mississippi Attorney General did not approve, there were questions regarding who was supposed to be the lead agency during the event.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Tina Sweeten settles into her new role as Columbus Arts Council director

Posted 9/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.

 

 

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