COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Christmas comes early for Columbus retailers

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If this weekend's Downtown Christmas Open House is any indication, Columbus merchants could be in store for a busy holiday season.

 

Sludge land purchase 'proactive,' board chairman says

Posted 11/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adding urgency to a hot-button issue, the state could soon ask Columbus Light & Water to shell out $15 million for facility upgrades that would increase the city's sludge output.

 

Clubs keep Columbus High students busy

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a club for just about anything you can think of at Columbus High. And if you think of one the teachers and administrators haven't already, by next week, there likely will be a club for that, too.

 

Prowlers strike Lowndes County neighborhood

Posted 11/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A series of burglaries in a Lowndes County subdivision has neighbors on high alert.

 

 

Common core: Schools moving toward curriculum that matches courses in other states, worldwide

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In Switzerland, 12th-graders write essays analyzing John Fitzgerald Kennedy's proclamation that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

 

Columbus keeping eye on Eveningside Apartments

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city may be satisfied with the condition of the former Eveningside Apartment complex, but the property remains under scrutiny.

 

 

Arrest Report 11-4-10

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

N. Y. lawsuit accuses Cadence directors of misleading shareholders

Posted 11/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court accuses the directors of Cadence Bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.

 

High voter turnout in Triangle

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area voters didn't let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.

Kitchens re-elected to circuit judge seat; Coleman, Porter to face off in runoff on Nov. 23

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.

 

Foundation donates funds for Caledonia tennis courts

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A corporate foundation gave Caledonia a $20,000 grant Tuesday for the town's tennis court project at Ola J. Pickett Park.

 

 

Tips lead to arrest of shoplifting suspects

Posted 11/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime Stoppers tips led to the arrest of two shoplifting suspects in Columbus, police said.

 

Nunnelee defeats Childers, returns 1st District to GOP

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Mississippi is sending two new representatives to Congress in January, and both pledge to try to overturn major parts of President Barack Obama's agenda, including a health overhaul that became law earlier this year.

 

Council to discuss city improvements, bond rating

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is expected to decide on the fate of the former Eveningside Apartments tonight.

 

 

Embattled apartment complex found up to code

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of disrepair, the complex formerly known as Eveningside Apartments now appears up to code.

 

Turnout steady in early voting

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Traffic flow was steady throughout Golden Triangle voter precincts this morning, and area circuit clerk's offices expected it to remain so throughout the day.

 

Home sales remain sluggish in Lowndes

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shattering dreams of an early recovery for the local housing market, October was the second worst month for home sales in Lowndes County since the recession began.

 

Decision time: Two tight congressional races drive voting in Mississippi

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Lowndes Supes to discuss recreation needs

Posted 11/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The issue of Crawford's dilapidated Community Center wasn't on the agenda for Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. But the sore spot was again the center of discussion.

 

New city planner charged with looking at Columbus 20 years down the road

Posted 11/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You can tell Patricia Southerland is new. The walls in the recently hired city planner's office are bare. The furniture is sparse.

 

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