COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Link preparing for war over expected tourism fund cuts

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins is not happy with the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he's making no secret of it.

 

 

Caledonia Day offers fall fun Saturday

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The town of Caledonia, 10 miles north of Columbus, will have the welcome mat out Saturday as residents and visitors celebrate the seventh annual Caledonia Day.

 

 

Columbus man charged with manslaughter DUI in death of passenger

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 24-year-old man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after flipping his car on a gravel road in Lowndes County, killing his 25-year-old front-seat passenger.

 

 

MSU landscape architecture students take on Tennessee Williams home for project

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University landscape architecture students wandered Columbus on Wednesday, scouting the area for design ideas.

 

 

KiOR plant to take more acreage than expected

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR is turning into a bigger deal than expected.

 

 

Arrest report 10-14-10

Posted 10/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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

 

 

City contingent takes trip to New York to argue for bond rating

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Our posse's on Broadway. Or at least it was. A small contingent from Columbus was in New York City Monday and Tuesday to speak with Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's financial services regarding Columbus' credit rating.

 

 

Tuesday morning wrecks injure two

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were injured in car wrecks Tuesday morning, one near Columbus High School and the other on 18th Avenue east of Highway 182.

 

 

Negro League historian: Hairston helped set tone for civil rights movement

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Hairston was the strong, silent type. Not one to complain or rebel, Hairston, a Crawford native, endured the discrimination and systematic racism which followed him into major league baseball in 1951.

 

 

Childers, Nunnelee debate in Oxford

Posted 10/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

OXFORD -- North Mississippi congressional candidates exchanged sharp words at a debate Tuesday night about how loyal each would be to his party's leadership on Capitol Hill.

 

 

New 'green' generator to be built at landfill

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority plans to build the largest "green" generator in the area in the coming year.

 

 

Local electric bills on the rise

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local electric bills are expected to swell by as much as 10 percent over the next year, officials said, as the Tennessee Valley Authority expects raises its fuel cost adjustments.

 

 

Beauté Salon denied zoning change

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The owner of a business on Warpath Road found herself in the same position she was in last month after the Planning and Zoning Commission again denied her request for a zoning change Monday.

 

Friends and Neighbors group spreads message that Columbus is a great place to live

Posted 10/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Ginny Konieczki moved to Columbus from Missouri 12 years ago she didn't "know a soul," as the saying goes, and wasn't quite sure where to start.

The Golden Triangle on the silver screen: Movie makers capture area on film

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.

A catalyst for change: Nadia Dale strives to impart value of higher education

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nadia Dale is doing everything she can think of to make high school students want to go to college.

 

Lawsuits filed against Lowndes County

Posted 10/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following lawsuits are among those pending in federal court against Lowndes County:

 

 

Secretary of State: Population drop may not cost area a lawmaker

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says preliminary census data shows a 3 percent reduction in population in Lowndes County.

 

 

City sued for 2008 killing of 21-year-old Columbus man

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lawsuit implicating the mayor in a deadly 2008 police shooting is just one of several high-profile cases pending in federal court against local governments.

 

Late Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin's son promises to 'grow into his shoes'

Posted 10/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds gathered at the Trotter Convention Center Saturday to pay final respects to late Municipal Court Judge Curtis H. Austin Sr.

 

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