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Place 1 circuit judge candidates face voters

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judicial races are heating up before November elections as candidates vie for public opinion, stressing their experience and administrative effectiveness.

 

 

Kugel challenges Kilgore for county school board seat

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incumbent Lowndes County school board member faces opposition from a relative new comer in her bid to reclaim her seat in the Nov. 2 election.

 

 

Mississippi State University students dream up ideas for art park

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From Zen gardens to a downtown trolley, landscape architecture students' design ideas for a Columbus art park flowed freely Friday.

 

A place to play: Community makes plea for new community center

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Crawford Community Center is at the middle of a minor political controversy. It's not a front-and-center issue, but it's one that has been around for years. It popped up again Oct. 15 when a contingent from Crawford visited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting to request something be done about the dilapidated building where seniors convene four days a week.

 

Columbus Light & Water offers developer nearly $1 million for land

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board voted 3-2 Thursday to offer almost $1 million to a local developer for sludge disposal land in Lowndes County.

 

 

Caledonia mom pleads guilty to taking pornographic photos of sons

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old Caledonia woman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Oxford to taking and distributing pornographic photographs of her two young sons.

 

 

Judges to speak at Tea Party meeting

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three of the five candidates seeking judgeship in the 16th Circuit Court District will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Starkville Tea Party Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.

 

 

Things to do in the Triangle: A busy autumn awaits

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From haunted hay rides, festivals and trick-or-treating to literary events and feeding the poor, the area has no shortage of events for the fall.

 

Columbus man faces DUI charge after plowing through yards, hitting truck

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He plowed his white 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee through two front yards, turning statues into rubble and hitting a pickup truck. After battering the yards, in the 1600 block of Seventh Street North, he kept driving, leaking transmission fluid all the way to 824 Seventh St. N. There, three concerned citizens confronted William D. Sherman, who was apparently inebriated, and waited for police.

 

Veteran CPD officer resigns after investigation

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year veteran Columbus police officer has resigned from his position in the wake of accusations he raped a woman and violated departmental policies.

 

 

Columbus to hold crime prevention meeting

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will hear citizens concerns and suggestions about crime prevention at a citywide meeting in the Trotter Convention Center tonight at 6.

 

 

Arrest Report 10-21-10

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

 

CL&W considers buying land for sludge disposal

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board today will likely discuss spending as much as $1.8 million to buy land in Lowndes County for sludge disposal.

 

Filing: Cadence had offer from Community Bancorp same day it agreed to Trustmark deal

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today show that Cadence Bank forged ahead with its failed merger agreement with Trustmark Bank on the same day that it received a higher offer from Community Bancorp, which scooped up the Starkville bank weeks later.

New EMCC nursing building still on life support

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Any public funding of a planned health and wellness center is at least a year away. In the meantime, Dr. Rick Young, president of East Mississippi Community College, hopes to drum up interest in the project, which he hopes will have regional appeal.

Welcome to the jungle: Neighbors fed up with Oakdale Park homeowner who won't maintain house, yard

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A domestic jungle in Oakdale Park is making the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors lose its collective patience.

 

Ex-Clay circuit clerk innocent of embezzlement charge

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- A former Clay County Circuit Court clerk was found not guilty Tuesday of embezzling almost $5,000 in fees paid to the court.

 

 

Man arrested in sword-wielding home invasion

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 43-year-old man who chased a woman from her house with a sword Saturday has been arrested in Columbus.

 

 

Shoe shop redemption: Council OKs beauty shop addition

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council had already made up its mind to grant Janet Morris a zoning variance Tuesday night.

 

 

Boehner to campaign for Nunnelee on Thursday

Posted 10/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner will campaign for congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee in northern Mississippi on Thursday, signaling the GOP's intense effort to win back a seat it lost in 2008.

 

 

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