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Preservation board considers ordinance for historic district

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission continued discussion Wednesday night of a proposed ordinance defining guidelines for the Southside district.

 

Middle-aged man charged with rape of 14-year-old

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 47-year-old Columbus man has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Gregory Darrell Harper of 1507 Washington Ave. was arrested late Monday at his residence after the victim's parents filed a report with Columbus police, according to Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.

Civil Service Commission upholds officers' suspensions

Posted 7/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bringing a climactic close to a heated hearing, the Civil Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to uphold the suspensions of two Columbus police officers.

 

MCVS to hold session for available service program funds, resources

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.

 

 

Residents sound off on 'personhood,' voter ID, eminent domain

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE -- Three initiatives on the ballot this year could protect the lives of the unborn, the integrity of elections and private property rights.

 

 

St. John to testify Thursday at officers' hearing

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The schedules of Civil Service commissioners have aligned, just in time for a Thursday hearing on the appeals of two Columbus police officers.

 

 

Show me the money: Columbus schools to test teacher incentives

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Teachers at two city schools may see a little extra money on their paychecks this year thanks to a pilot program, which will explore the link between teacher performance and student achievement. Columbus city school board members learned more about the Performance-Based Compensation System at Monday night's board meeting.

 

Lowndes Republicans host meet and greet

Posted 7/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a Republican pep rally during lunch at the Holiday Inn in Columbus on Tuesday. Candidates for state and local offices made their appeals for votes, while others just made appearances, at the Lowndes County Republican Women meeting.

Columbus man shot to death

Posted 7/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 35-year-old Columbus man was shot and killed by at least one masked man late Monday in his College Street home, according to police.

 

New CHS principal outlines concerns with school

Posted 7/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city schools won't reopen until Aug. 8, but new Columbus High School Principal Scott Hallmark has been busy crunching data and crafting a list of goals and priorities.

 

Columbus police chief suspended

Posted 7/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John was placed on paid, administrative leave Monday pending a formal performance review by the City Council at its July 19 meeting.

 

Lowndes County man recovering slowly after being pulled from car fire

Posted 7/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Mickey Brislin saw smoke off Matson Road Sunday, his first thought was that someone had lit a fire -- not that someone was on fire.

 

 

Interview with Mickey Brislin, who now is a local hero

Posted 7/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Lowndes County schools pass $50M budget, avoid raising taxes

Posted 7/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Unified Mississippi University for Women alumni group holds first retreat

Posted 7/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Residents, business owners gear up to contest Columbus' annexation plan

Posted 7/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the city moves forward with annexation plans, business and home owners are settling in for a legal battle that could take years to resolve.

Lowndes County tries to put sale of health department on the fast track

Posted 7/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.

 

Riding out the storm: Caledonia grapples with weather preparedness

Posted 7/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Water Superintendent Benny Coleman and office manager Cathy Brown were in the water department's metal building on Jan. 10, 2008, when the tornado ripped through town. From their refuge in the office closet, they could only huddle in the darkness and pray.

 

 

Arrest Report 7-7-11

Posted 7/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

 

Recent storms highlight need for more precautions

Posted 7/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recent storms have Lowndes County supervisors looking closer at safety concerns. Supervisors are considering the addition of a storm shelter at each of the Road Department's five satellite barns and its central maintenance office, to protect the department's 60 workers in the event of severe weather.

 

 

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