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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.

 

 

Masked men hold up early-morning partiers

Posted 7/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two masked men held up a group of approximately 10 partiers in a Columbus apartment Saturday morning.

 

 

Coroner responds to two deaths

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The vice president of the Lowndes County School District school board was found dead in his home Friday afternoon on Highway 12 East.

 

County tax office moves

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents who do business at the tax assessor/collector's office now can expect a faster, easier experience, Tax Assessor/Collector Greg Andrews said Thursday.

IB program expanding within CMSD

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The international experience will soon be available to Columbus students from start to finish.

 

The N-word: Our language's most controversial word is evolving, though its racial divisiveness remains

Posted 7/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can't put it in a box. You can't label it as one thing. You can't deny it and you can't kill it. But can you use it?

 

 

West Point summer graduates to 'walk' at ceremony tonight

Posted 7/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eight West Point students will walk away from high school with their diplomas tonight.

 

Brigham: Time for W to 'rock'

Posted 7/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegra Brigham, MUW's interim president, called for peace and cooperation among fractured alumni groups Thursday during the annual meeting of the Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association.

 

New restaurant: Logan's Roadhouse coming soon to Columbus

Posted 7/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Castleberry, a Columbus land developer and owner of Castle Properties Inc., said Logan's Roadhouse will be opening a restaurant in Columbus next year. The new location will be in the hotel development on 18th Avenue just off the Highway 82 bypass. Logan's serves steaks, burgers, chicken, catfish and other fried American fare.

 

 

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