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Link plans for replacement of Chamber VP

Posted 4/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will be adding new staff members in the coming months.

 

Lowndes supes vote again to keep vehicles parked

Posted 4/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Noting he earlier voted to prohibit non-road department Lowndes county employees from taking county vehicles home at night based on "erroneous information," District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Friday motioned five employees be allowed to take their vehicles home, if they "chose to do" so.

 

Loving Elisha: Teaching a child with autism

Posted 4/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sequestered deep within the recesses of a giant, inflatable ball, he thrusts his feet and hands against the cushioned vinyl walls, using his body to propel himself across the front lawn. Inside the bubble, sound is muffled, and the outside world is reduced to a blue haze. He is the master of his fate, the captain of his destiny -- briefly, ever so briefly.

School board reviews 20 superintendent applicants

Posted 4/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District spent more than three hours in executive session Thursday night, discussing candidates for the ongoing superintendent search. Officials with the Mississippi School Boards Association presented the second batch of resumes to the board, along with additional information they gleaned while backgrounding the candidates.

Mayor's son fined for weapon

Posted 4/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sherman Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, had his initial appearance in municipal court Wednesday.

 

Court upholds LCSO immunity in court case

Posted 4/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A case filed against Lowndes County by Clifton Jones and Dewayne Nance, both of Pickens County, Ala., has been closed, at least for now.

 

 

Columbus recognized by development magazine

Posted 4/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Southern Business & Development has recognized Columbus as one of 10 Southern markets considered "no-brainer" locations for manufacturing in the South.

 

 

CMSD to review superintendent applicants Thursday

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A year ago, the Columbus Municipal School District accepted the resignation of then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips; the district has been without a permanent, full-time leader since.

 

Area Sheriffs' departments relying on social media

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is used and abused by almost 500 million people a day and, now, it is a part of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's presence in the community.

 

Program brings students, seniors together for reading

Posted 4/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.

 

Shedding his past: Tyler Edmonds starts fresh with tobacco shop

Posted 4/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.

 

City police report 4-23-12

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to be held April 28

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.

 

 

$150K collected in Columbus' amnesty program

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.

 

Sports to return to MUW?

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.

 

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