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Public hearing planned for long-awaited bypass

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Guard armory could replace Fairgrounds as voting site

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

Columbus school board meets tonight, celebrates Flag Day

Posted 6/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Teeing off: Golfers compete in scramble at CAFB course

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golfers Saturday enjoyed Columbus Air Force Base's Whispering Pines Golf Course during the 8th Annual Super Scramble, hosted in part by Sonic Drive-In.

MUW taking strides to become e-college giant

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's turnaround is about to begin, but it won't happen on campus. It will happen online.

 

Columbus forms board for maintenance code appeals

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While more applicants are being sought to serve on the city's Board of Adjustment and Appeals, the Columbus City Council set up a board for appeals related to the city's property maintenance code.

 

Slip 'n' Dip a popular destination in the Golden Triangle

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before she left New Hope for good, Melecia Swedbergh used to come to the Slip 'n' Dip all the time.

Area children raise $1,500 with lemonade stand for cancer research

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area children raised nearly $1,500 for childhood cancer research on Friday.

4-County elects new directors

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of 4-County Electric Power Association elected two directors and heard reports from the board of directors and management at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting Thursday at East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus.

City, county leaders seek volunteers for crime prevention committee

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 75 residents Thursday attended a community meeting at the Municipal Complex, held to garner volunteers to serve on a crime prevention task force.

 

Recent violence spurs rallies, crime forums

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recent string of violent crimes in Columbus and surrounding cities has provoked the community to begin looking for solutions from within.

 

Ross throws support behind Nunnelee

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the Republican primary behind him, State Sen. Alan Nunnelee returned to the campaign trail Thursday in Columbus with former opponent Henry Ross in his corner.

 

Columbus police to get three-wheeled help

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Having three-wheeled vehicles will improve police presence at community festivals and events, as well as patrols in neighborhoods and downtown Columbus, said officials with the Columbus Police Department.

 

Officer's career marked by patience, dedication

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lengthy career of police service ended on Thursday amid laughs, sincere thanks and even a few tears.

 

Omnova, union yet to talk

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Ministry to hold fatherhood rally

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the help of a national author, one local ministry is combating fatherlessness.

 

 

One cup at a time: Lemonade stand proceeds to benefit cancer research

Posted 6/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jackie McGrath started her first stand at the age of 10, her goal was a modest $500. At the end of the day, she had earned close to $2,000. She donated all of it to cancer research.

 

 

WCBI TV works to restore signal

Posted 6/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV in Columbus restored cable signal to Comcast subscribers Tuesday night and is working on Metrocast next, the station's general manager said Wednesday. Viewers receiving over-the-air signals, however, may have to wait up to two weeks.

 

Skills for life: Summer jobs offer two-way benefits

Posted 6/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area employers are enlisting summer help from a group of people with extra time on their hands: students.

 

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