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Alderman confronts Caledonia mayor

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tensions were high between aldermen and the mayor at Caledonia's aldermen meeting on Tuesday night.

 

 

City revises bypass plan

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city is revising its plan for a proposed Highway 45 bypass after some residents complained about the road abutting their properties, Mayor Robert Smith told the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday.

 

 

CHS security head leaves amid allegation

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School is searching for a new security coordinator after head resource officer Bernard Jones left in June amid an investigation into alleged misconduct.

 

Summer in the South: With school starting, kids make most of last sweltering moments out of classroom

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are dead men walking. Summer, at least as area kids know it, is over as area schools reconvene this week.

 

Columbus council bans synthetic marijuana

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously passed a city ordinance banning the sale, use and possession of synthetic marijuana, effective immediately.

 

 

Columbus has a night out against crime

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a cousin in jail, crime is more than a statistic for 16-year-old Jamila Stewart.

 

Trust in police divided along racial lines, group says

Posted 8/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Points of action are beginning to take shape as a task force consisting of law enforcement, local politicians and concerned citizens seek to counteract violent crime.

 

Ruben's lets go of license to sell liquor

Posted 8/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ruben's Fish House chose not to appeal the revocation of its liquor license following the death of a patron due to alcohol poisoning.

 

 

Trio passes out, nabbed for allegedly stealing beer, cash

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman, her son and her grandson have been charged with stealing cash and 20 cases of beer from a Clay County club early Thursday.

 

 

Seguin's focus: Reach out, build teamwork

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus to consider synthetic-marijuana ban

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday likely will be asked to consider banning the sale, possession and use of synthetic marijuana.

 

 

Girl airlifted after hit-and-run

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 4-year-old girl was airlifted to the UAB Health System in Birmingham in serious condition from the scene of a hit-and-run wreck in Columbus late Saturday.

 

 

Clarion Ledger: Beatles to baseball, Starkville man collects it all (link)

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

For 14 years, no electricity, water

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Shelton moved into the small, one-story house across from Columbus' I.C. Cousins community center in 1996. He hasn't had running water or electricity for the past 14 years.

 

Stores report more activity on tax holiday

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Revenue held its second Sales Tax Holiday this weekend. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday to midnight on Saturday, shoppers were able to purchase select clothing and footwear up to $100 per article without having to pay the state's 7-percent sales tax.

 

 

Columbus teachers move into new classrooms

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

School doesn't start until Wednesday, but there's already movement in the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

 

Police seek link between masked robberies

Posted 8/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in the Columbus area are investigating a possible pattern of recent robberies by masked gunmen.

 

 

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.

 

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