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Local gas station owners bolt from BP as others call for rebranding

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.

 

 

Son takes father's place on Lowndes school board

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The son of the late John Clark has been chosen to fill his father's vacant seat on the Lowndes County School District Board of Education.

 

Businesses set the pace for United Way

Posted 7/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers of the United Way of Lowndes County kicked off an annual corporate fundraising campaign Thursday at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.

 

Clay County cold-case murder trial continued to Jan. 19

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Rupert's trial for the charge of murder was continued to Jan. 19, for the purpose of hearing remaining pretrial motions.

 

 

Arrest report 7-29-2010

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrest report

 

Retailers 'pumped' about tax holiday

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area retailers are getting ready for Mississippi's second annual tax-free shopping weekend.

Local murder suspects face court dates

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspected killer will face his preliminary hearing Aug. 5 in Columbus Municipal Court.

Col. Barre Seguin takes charge of CAFB in ceremony steeped in tradition

Posted 7/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Command of the 14th Flying Training Wing passed from one colonel to another on Wednesday during a ceremony rooted in military tradition.

Jones: Parole board's work releasing inmates touchy, but essential

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parole board is a touchy subject. In each decision to release a convicted criminal into the outside world, there will inevitably be supporters and dissenters.

Trivial Pursuit pays off on 'Jeopardy' for MUW professor

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Alex Trebek revealed "College Towns" as a category this week on "Jeopardy," contestant Nora Corrigan of Columbus was pretty pleased. That, and other topics, helped the Mississippi University for Women assistant professor of English finish in first place on Tuesday, with more than $27,000 in winnings.

Zaxby's coming to Columbus

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another restaurant is setting up shop in Columbus.

 

Former New Hope coach, principal make case for jobs

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arguments and testimony were heard Tuesday in the due process hearing of former Lowndes County School District employees Lynn Wright and Stacy Hester.

 

Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.

 

Columbus woman wins $27,201, advances on 'Jeopardy'

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A professor at Mississippi University for Women advanced on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" today, winning $27,201 on the popular syndicated television show.

 

Public Works employees back on five-day workweek

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To improve productivity, especially in summer weather, Columbus Public Works Department crews Monday moved to a five-day workweek.

 

District seeks to appoint replacement for Clark

Posted 7/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District could begin the search to replace the late John Clark on its board of trustees Thursday.

 

 

Columbus' Corrigan to appear on 'Jeopardy' Tuesday

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women English professor, Dr. Nora Corrigan, will appear on the game show, "Jeopardy," set to air locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday on WLOV-TV.

 

Summer in the South: Farmer's watermelon stand sells summer staple the old-fashioned way

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Henry I. Collins pinches the blade of his jackknife and pulls it open. He sticks it in the watermelon in front of him and cuts it lengthwise. The two halves split with a crisp, satisfying crunch and roll with the seeds up.

The perfect score: Heritage Academy student scores 36 on ACT exam

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hardly anyone in America can say they got a perfect score on a standardized test. But Timmy Lind, a junior at Heritage Academy, did the nearly unthinkable. He scored a 36 on his ACT.

 

MUW to participate in National Night Out

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will be up late Aug. 3 to party against crime.

 

 

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