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MPB: 'Fresh Air' cut due to 'explicit' content

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Public Broadcasting's decision to cut the nationally syndicated program "Fresh Air" from Think Radio was due primarily to "discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature," according to a statement released Thursday by MPB Executive Director Dr. Judith Lewis.

 

 

CAFB to hold major exercise

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 14th Flying Training Wing will hold a large base-wide exercise on Thursday, June 17. The exercise will test the wings ability to respond to an hostile event on the installation.

 

 

Tax Commission: Ruben's liquor license to be revoked

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ruben's Fish House has been notified its alcoholic beverage sales permit is being revoked.

 

Omnova strikers stand firm

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Elliott has a wife and four children, ages 21, 19, 17 and 13. And for nearly two months, he's been without his regular pay, living on weekly stipends from his union.

Water valves replaced as part of 182 paving project

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In anticipation of an upcoming repaving project, the Columbus Light and Water Department just finished replacing water valves on Main Street.

 

Lowndes County offices set to move next month

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County administrative offices next week will move into their new office building.

 

 

Organizer: No Johnny Cash festival this year

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.

 

 

Belgian Malinois search dogs work with area law to track missing people

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kathy Doty, owner of GTR K-9 Search Team and Kennels in Columbus, revealed a rather macabre method she uses to train her Belgian Malinois (pronounced mal-in-wa) search dogs, Wednesday at the Kiwanis Club's monthly meeting.

 

 

Adultery arrests highlight all-but-forgotten state law

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Cortiga Williams pressed charges against her husband for adultery earlier this month, she called upon a nearly forgotten law. In Mississippi, it's a crime to cheat on a spouse by having sex or even living with another person.

 

Columbus man to get a colorful homecoming

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With her parents going through a dark time, Vickey Wells decided to add a splash of color to their lives.

 

Concerned about census

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Have you been counted in the Census? There appears to be whole neighborhoods missing from the census log books.

 

 

Columbus police computers back online

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The computer system at the Columbus Police Department is fully functional after a server crash last week.

 

Let there be light: Restoring century-old windows part of church project

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Let there be colored light. That's the goal Bill Dodds has in mind as he repairs, cleans and restores each stained glass window at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.

Community soup kitchen offers hot meal to hungry, homeless

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Homelessness and hunger are big-city problems. The trouble is, they're small-town problems, too.

Navistar Defense poised for another round of layoffs

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense in West Point is expecting layoffs at the end of the month and more by the end of the year, but North Mississippi's federal representative is trying to minimize those losses.

 

Lowndes County schools' central office to get $800K makeover

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he Lowndes County School District Central Office building is getting a facelift.

 

Planning Commission approves plans for bed-and-breakfast, trailer park

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request for a bed-and-breakfast at 514 Fifth Ave. S.

 

Group focuses on community, youth, crime prevention

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A community taskforce formed in June with the overall goal of addressing violent crime in Columbus and Lowndes County is refining its focus.

 

 

Statutory rape added to kidnapping charge

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New charges have been brought against a Columbus woman who was arrested for kidnapping last week.

 

 

Lucas Oil: Pearson Pockets $20,000 in Winning Series Event at Magnolia (link)

Posted 7/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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