COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Columbus City Council passes new street ordinance, hires planner

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday adopted a "complete street" ordinance, awarded a bid on an infrastructure improvement project for a local hotel and restaurant development, and hired a city planner.

 

Chief: Police department at full force

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time since he was hired three years ago, the Columbus Police Department is at full force, Chief Joseph St. John told Rotary Club members Tuesday.

 

Man injured when truck leaves road, hits pole

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 63-year-old man was moderately injured Monday when his pickup truck left the road, hitting a culvert and utility pole in Lowndes County.

 

 

Driver flees scene of gas station fire

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope Monday morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.

 

 

Columbus Arts Council gets Miss. Arts Commission grant

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council has been awarded a $21,750 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

Tronox fire rattles neighbors

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A thick dark cloud rose behind Cadence Bank on Old Highway 45. It took a few moments for workers at the Hamilton bank to realize it was smoke, and there was only one place it could be coming from.

 

Despite heat, recent rains help jump-start crops

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Record temperatures have some farmers sweating about the viability of their crops in August. Farmers in Lowndes County, however, aren't hurting as badly.

 

 

Triplett faces child-porn charges in Lowndes

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. will face his first of two trials for possession of child pornography next Tuesday when he appears in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.

 

 

CVB to take out $500K in credit

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted Monday to accept bids on a $500,000 line of credit to finish several major projects this year, including the $400,000 Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street.

 

 

Car catches fire at New Hope gas station

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope this morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.

 

Students have new options for textbooks

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local universities will offer a textbook rental program starting this fall, in hopes of helping students save money.

Columbus armed robbery, kidnapping suspects on the loose

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police were still on the lookout this morning for suspects in a Sunday robbery and kidnapping. A Columbus man escaped from the trunk of his moving car early Sunday after he was robbed and kidnapped by two masked gunmen who are still on the loose.

'Dog Days' supports Humane Society

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several hundred people and many of their pets gathered at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam on Saturday to enjoy country music and support the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.

 

New Hope closer to community center

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The New Hope area is a step closer to a new community center.

 

 

Supes OK courthouse renovation

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved a base plan for renovating the courthouse at their monthly meeting Friday.

 

 

Columbus library's Billups-Garth Archives resumes regular hours

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Billups-Garth Archives located in the Local History Room at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., will re-open to its regular hours starting Monday, Aug. 16.

 

 

Board gets bids, OKs contractor

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted in a closed executive session Friday to reject the lowest of three bids to replace eight county air conditioner units.

 

Chilly Billy keeps neighborhoods cool

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Thomas slows the lime-green Ford E-150 van and puts it in park while Wesley Lake, a senior at Immanuel High School, leans out the window, ready to take orders.

 

Columbus High tech center leading state

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The top high school computer graphics program in the state isn't located at the Mississippi School for the Arts in Brookhaven. It's right here in Columbus.

 

 

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