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Caledonia employee dispute at impasse

Posted 7/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A year-long dispute between a Caledonia supervisor and an employee may have landed the town in hot water as the issue threatens to spill over into a lawsuit.

 

 

Columbus, State redistricting plans await DOJ scrutiny

Posted 7/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new ordinance regarding redistricting will soon be brought before the Columbus City Council for approval. The ordinance is the next step in getting the council's approved map before the US Department of Justice.

 

CAFB runway work set for 2013

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Clay County construction company will begin work on runway project at Columbus Air Force Base in 2013.

Columbus Police ready for Glitz ball

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Community Neighborhood Watch are hosting the 2012 Columbus Community Glitz Ball July 20 to raise money for the CPD's annual Christmas toy drive, the Columbus Police Explorers and National Night Out On Crime events.

 

Planning commission approves new permits

Posted 7/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission recommended a permitted use request for two new businesses on Monday.

 

Market Street Festival gains recognition

Posted 7/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 2011 economic impact study of Columbus' flagship festival has received national recognition. Main Street Now, The Journal of The National Trust Main Street Center, featured the study on Market Street Festival.

Monday profile: O'Nan thrives in role as life coach

Posted 7/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the age of 30, Meagan O'Nan is living her dream. And, in a quiet office built on serenity, she's working to help others live theirs.

Columbus Library hosts 'The Freedom Rides' exhibit

Posted 7/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is hosting an exhibit, "The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change," through August 24. The display details the struggle for racial equality through the interstate transportation system.

Talley hearing set; Hinton in custody

Posted 7/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with capital murder will make his preliminary court appearance in Columbus Municipal Court on Aug. 16.

 

Columbus Mayor disputes 'flower-gate' report

Posted 7/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith Tuesday said a recent column in The Packet is "not true." During a meeting of the Columbus City Council, Smith read Packet writer Ron Williams' column from the June 29 edition of the newspaper, which criticized city crews for planting flowers in the Dean Acres community, where Smith lives.

 

 

Caledonia proposes deal to end dispute with water employee

Posted 7/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Town of Caledonia employee may soon see the pay increase he's spent more than a year fighting to receive.

 

 

Caledonians fume over rates despite 'adjustment'

Posted 7/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia residents are beginning to feel the impact of a water and sewer rate hike which went into effect June 1, but limited relief for some may be on the way.

 

 

Farmers' Market earns state certification

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market again was certified by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The market was certified as part of the Mississippi Certified Farmers' Market Program, which was launched by the MDAC as a way to recognize the growing number of farmers' markets across the state.

 

Hood reaps what he sews: Columbus native and ex-soldier found his niche as upholsterer

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a young Mississippi soldier on furlough, the sign in a Kansas City shop window was tantalizing. Who could resist cracking the door ever so slightly, peering inside this strange world that beckoned? He was planning to re-enlist, but it wouldn't hurt to see if the sign's prescient promise held merit. "Your future is in upholstery," the poster in the window boldly asserted, and for Willie Hood, that proved to be true.

Burn Ban Issued for Lowndes County

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ban issued until July 31

 

Lowndes County schools seek to achieve unitary status

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling which declared school segregation unconstitutional, but desegregation came slowly in Mississippi, with many districts -- including Lowndes County -- not achieving complete integration until placed under court order to do so in 1970.

 

 

EMCC outlines ambitious plans for Lowndes supes

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Citing an increase in enrollment and antiquated buildings, Dr. Rick Young, President of East Mississippi Community College, Monday presented the school's strategic plan for the Golden Triangle Campus at Mayhew to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

 

Columbus Police make arrest in church burglary

Posted 7/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has arrested one suspect and is looking for another in connection with the burglary of a local church.

Baptist unveils new physical therapy center

Posted 7/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new outpatient physical therapy center may be smaller, but that just makes it better, staff members at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle said Friday as they celebrated the project's completion during an open house reception.

 

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