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Columbus, Lowndes schools offer meals during summer

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer tends to be a carefree time for school-age students, but for some parents, it presents a dilemma -- how to handle the sudden financial burden of providing daily, adequate nutrition for children who normally receive breakfast and lunch at school.

 

Columbus steel processing company preps for expansion, jobs

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ten weeks in, business at Mississippi Steel Processing is as solid as the 25,000 tons of steel the company flattens and shears each month, MSP President Chip Gerber said Tuesday.

 

Columbus soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Soccer park work ahead of schedule

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What now looks like piles of dirt and scrap concrete, next year will house 10 soccer fields with sidewalks, a bridge over Moore's Creek and boardwalk, at Burns Bottom near downtown Columbus.

 

Columbus Shoe Show burglary suspect foots it with footwear

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sporting a SpongeBob backpack burglarized the Shoe Show on Saturday, taking two women's sandals and athletic shoes worth a combined $80.

 

Five new suspects charged in Columbus capital murder case

Posted 5/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After dropping charges against three Columbus men Friday, Lowndes County investigators have charged five men with the May 20 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

Local volunteers remember the fallen in Columbus

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerry Gibson was crawling on his belly through the jungles of Vietnam in 1969 when he got the news -- he was going home. Three days later, he was standing on his brother's front porch in Columbus, trying to figure out how to pick up life where he had left it. The tour had taken its toll on the 25-year-old. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 120 pounds fully dressed, soaked in sweat. He had lost comrades. He had lost friends.

CAFB remembers service, sacrifice of fallen pilot

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Air Force Base honored one of their fallen comrades Thursday afternoon, recognizing the late Capt. Jeffrey Hill for his service as well as his sacrifice.

Columbus Rep. Smith wants to 'bridge gap' between parties in House

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After falling a vote short of winning speaker of the Mississippi House last year, Columbus Rep. Jeff Smith has changed his political party and, he hopes, his luck.

 

Airport expects to lose Memphis flight, but not passengers

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects its rising travel volume to stay steady despite Delta Airlines' plans to cut flights to Memphis, Tenn.,in September.

 

Columbus man convicted in 2005 robbery gets 35 years

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.

Capital murder charges dropped against three Columbus men

Posted 5/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus man was free and two others were charged with probation violations after capital murder charges against them were dropped Friday.

 

Sanders: Getting volunteers for city, county boards can be tough

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors don't handle the city business alone. Along with city and county employees, they rely on a dedicated group of volunteers, staffing various boards such as the tree board, airport board and county comprehensive planning board.

 

Columbus capital murder suspects remain in jail without bond

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Days after their arrests for a gang-style execution of a 19-year-old man, three Columbus men are still waiting for their bonds to be set, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Columbus American Legion to place flags on soldiers' graves Saturday morning

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of American Legion Post 69 will place flags on the graves of veterans at Friendship Cemetery and other cemeteries in Lowndes County, starting Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

Economic firm ranks Columbus in top 10 percent of small U.S. cities

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus has moved into the top 10 percent of micropolitans in the U.S., ranked by economic strength.

 

 

Columbus man found guilty of 2005 armed robbery, but not assault

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tomarcus "Tooty" Fulks, accused of participating in the 2005 baseball-bat beating of a 70-year-old man during an armed robbery was found guilty only of armed robbery Thursday.

 

Caledonia grad inspires with ambition, drive -- and wins new car

Posted 5/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventeen-year-old Blaire Ruth didn't set out to become an inspiration to others; she was just trying to make it through her senior year at Caledonia High School. Day after day, month after month, the challenges kept mounting.

 

Arrest Report 5-26-11

Posted 5/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:

 

 

MUW receives national recognition for community service efforts

Posted 5/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

 

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