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Moroccan-themed apartment, upstairs pool an unexpected surprise in Columbus

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Melissa Rushing had dreamed of a place where she could use spa treatments and a soothing atmosphere to help people feel better, inside and out.

 

City judge position split

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will split its vacant city judge position in two in the interest of saving money. During the Columbus City Council's Oct. 19 meeting, Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem moved the late Judge Curtis Austin's vacant seat be divided from one full-time position into two part-time positions.

 

 

Train carrying chemical derails near Tronox plant

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A train carrying hydrogen peroxide derailed in Hamilton at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood said his department had a report of the train derailment, off of Stovall Bottom Road, in a rural area.

 

 

Engineer: Lowndes roads given high praise

Posted 10/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's state aid roads received the highest praise available during a recent inspection. County engineer Bob Calvert announced to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors during its Oct. 15 meeting that state road inspector Jack Jackson referred to Lowndes' state aid roads as the best in Mississippi.

 

 

Crime lab officer responsible for landing $518,000 grant for new officers

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Grant-writing is not in Bill Smith's job description. But the director of forensic chemistry has written six grants or so in his 14 years at the Columbus Police Department, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city.

 

Tee up: Disc golf course lands in Propst Park

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Get your Frisbees out and prepare to tee off. An 18-hole disc golf course was installed Saturday at Propst Park. It's not finished yet, but you can start practicing now.

 

Golden Triangle Business Expo canceled

Posted 10/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle's three Chamber of Commerce organizations -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Development Link, and the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance -- announced they have suspended plans for the second annual Golden Triangle Business Expo on Thursday on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.

 

 

Lowndes County soldier injured in Afghanistan

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old 101st Airborne Infantry soldier from Lowndes County suffered minor injuries Friday when his sergeant stepped on a homemade land mine in Afghanistan.

 

 

Place 1 circuit judge candidates face voters

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judicial races are heating up before November elections as candidates vie for public opinion, stressing their experience and administrative effectiveness.

 

 

Kugel challenges Kilgore for county school board seat

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incumbent Lowndes County school board member faces opposition from a relative new comer in her bid to reclaim her seat in the Nov. 2 election.

 

 

Mississippi State University students dream up ideas for art park

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From Zen gardens to a downtown trolley, landscape architecture students' design ideas for a Columbus art park flowed freely Friday.

 

A place to play: Community makes plea for new community center

Posted 10/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Crawford Community Center is at the middle of a minor political controversy. It's not a front-and-center issue, but it's one that has been around for years. It popped up again Oct. 15 when a contingent from Crawford visited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting to request something be done about the dilapidated building where seniors convene four days a week.

 

Columbus Light & Water offers developer nearly $1 million for land

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board voted 3-2 Thursday to offer almost $1 million to a local developer for sludge disposal land in Lowndes County.

 

 

Caledonia mom pleads guilty to taking pornographic photos of sons

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old Caledonia woman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Oxford to taking and distributing pornographic photographs of her two young sons.

 

 

Judges to speak at Tea Party meeting

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three of the five candidates seeking judgeship in the 16th Circuit Court District will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Starkville Tea Party Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.

 

 

Things to do in the Triangle: A busy autumn awaits

Posted 10/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From haunted hay rides, festivals and trick-or-treating to literary events and feeding the poor, the area has no shortage of events for the fall.

 

Columbus man faces DUI charge after plowing through yards, hitting truck

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He plowed his white 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee through two front yards, turning statues into rubble and hitting a pickup truck. After battering the yards, in the 1600 block of Seventh Street North, he kept driving, leaking transmission fluid all the way to 824 Seventh St. N. There, three concerned citizens confronted William D. Sherman, who was apparently inebriated, and waited for police.

 

Veteran CPD officer resigns after investigation

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year veteran Columbus police officer has resigned from his position in the wake of accusations he raped a woman and violated departmental policies.

 

 

Columbus to hold crime prevention meeting

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will hear citizens concerns and suggestions about crime prevention at a citywide meeting in the Trotter Convention Center tonight at 6.

 

 

Arrest Report 10-21-10

Posted 10/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

 

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