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Peaveys to address MSU commencement

Posted 4/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.

 

Former Columbus fire chief Massey dies

Posted 4/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Fire Chief James Massey passed away Thursday around 9:30 p.m. at his home.

 

Robbins, Clay County's 'senior and only man,' named Trooper of the Year

Posted 4/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For state Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Robbins, checking seat belts and handing out speeding tickets in Clay County was just a start.

 

For many on Easter Sunday, church-going habits resurrected

Posted 4/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local pastors were preparing this week for "Christmas-Easter Only" churchgoers, known somewhat irreverently as "CEOs."

Cleanup under way in wake of severe storm

Posted 4/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With numerous trees down, some in houses, local residents are turning to the unwelcome task today of clearing the debris left in the wake of the most severe storm so far this year.

Columbus schools' Phillips top candidate for Tennessee post

Posted 4/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Schools Superintendent Del Phillips is the top candidate for director of schools in Sumner County, Tenn., a Tennessee newspaper reported.

UPDATE: Suspect in stabbing of Lowndes woman turns self in

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 31-year-old woman was sent to the hospital in critical condition Thursday after she was allegedly stabbed five or more times by her live-in boyfriend in Lowndes County.

Cattlemen's Association offers to 'do the cooking,' but you can too with these recipes

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Need a break from the kitchen? Looking for a little extra downtime? Mark your calendar for April 29-30 and let the Lowndes County Cattlemen's Association take over the grill.

 

Columbus sisters charged in fight at apartment complex

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two sisters have been charged with using a pipe and a beer bottle to hit a man in the head Monday at the Eveningside apartment complex.

 

 

Reception tonight opens MUW seniors' exhibit

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artwork by 10 graduating seniors of Mississippi University for Women will be showcased at the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus through Saturday, May 7.

 

 

Boy, 10, takes gun to New Hope school, faces felony

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 10-year-old boy is facing a felony charge today of bringing an unloaded handgun onto the New Hope Elementary School campus.

 

UPDATE: No tornadoes, but damage from worst storm of year

Posted 4/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.

For many local students, technology is elementary

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Which came first: The chicken or the digitally enhanced mp3 file, replete with authentic barnyard clucks?

 

New classroom work on track in Caledonia

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $2.11 million classroom-addition project at Caledonia schools is on track for completion before students return to classes in the fall.

 

 

New Hope soccer field work set to begin

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A facelift for the New Hope soccer field is scheduled to begin in the next two weeks.

 

 

Columbus council rethinks plan to add money to budget

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday to rescind more than half a million dollars in budget amendments, some of which may be illegal.

 

 

Lowndes school superintendent candidates to meet in forum

Posted 4/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The six candidates for Lowndes County School District Superintendent of Education will square off to answer questions April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nissan Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Time to focus on the future, say W alums

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long-standing dissension between Mississippi University for Women administrators and an estranged alumni group reached a peaceable accord Saturday, and the next two months involve a flurry of paperwork as Mississippi's First Alumnae Association and the MUW Alumni Association prepare for their July 1 merger.

 

The big move: CVB settles into their new 4,000-square-foot office

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months later than planned, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has finally moved into its new downtown office space.

World War II vet receives replacement purple heart; surprised when other accolades followed

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he recalled the faces of friends he saw killed in combat, tears traced the wrinkles of World War II infantryman Robert Mims' sun-dried cheeks.

 

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