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Columbus High, MUW graduate teaching in small village in Kazakhstan

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jessie Maree Powers, 25, is teaching English in a small village in northern Kazakhstan, as a member of the Peace Corps.

 

City to put surveillance cameras at Riverwalk

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After working overtime, dressed in camouflage, to stake out the Riverwalk for the past three weeks, Columbus police officers have arrested three juveniles for spray-painting the old Highway 82 bridge.

 

First Baptist breaks ground on new facility

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people gathered Sunday to watch the groundbreaking of First Baptist Church's new activities building and fellowship hall at 3000 Bluecutt Road.

Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.

 

Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.

 

Smooth start for Lowndes schools

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's first day back to class Friday went smoothly.

13th annual Artesia Days festival boasts crowd of 7,000-8,000

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 13th annual Artesia Days festival was all about community and, in Artesia, educated children are the future of the community.

 

Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.

 

Too trusting? Most local churches don't require background checks for teachers

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While local churches, as a rule, trust their congregations, many also agree it's wise to do background checks on Sunday school teachers and take other measures to ensure the safety of children. "(Parents) certainly need to be aware of what's going on," said Floyd Smithey, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church on 18th Avenue North. "Just because they're in church doesn't mean something can't happen."

 

DePriest files $20 million suit against Nashville businessman

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus businessman Donald DePriest has sued a Nashville, Tenn., businessman for more than $20 million.

 

Columbus Country Club out of the rough

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Country Club is back in the black after paying off back taxes, catching up on loan payments, eliminating six staff positions and slicing rates and expenses.

Men, women behind traveling carnival bring fleeting fun to small towns

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The carnival is gone almost before you know it was here. Every year, it rolls into town at the beginning of the week like a band of gypsies in the night.

 

Police respond to incident at bus stop

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old student was slightly injured Friday morning when he was jumped from behind while waiting for a school bus in Columbus, police said.

 

 

Hit-and-run driver charged in wreck

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old Mexican citizen was charged Friday with fleeing the scene of an accident after he allegedly bumped his truck into a Dodge Durango in Columbus.

 

 

Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.

 

New partners to Severstal in Lowndes County could bring up to 120 jobs

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A crowd of state and local leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of two new partners on the Severstal campus -- Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel.

 

600 students expected to move in to MUW

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is ready to welcome students to their campus residences, said MUW Director of Community Living Sirena Parker.

 

Man charged with assaulting police officer

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old man has been charged with striking a Columbus police officer in the face with a pair of handcuffs as he was being taken into custody.

 

Board allows employee to retake exam

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a motion for Trey Robertson, an employee of the city's water department, to retake the Mississippi Rural Water Certification test in Biloxi on Sept. 13.

 

 

Columbus man charged with assaulting police officer

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old man has been charged with striking a Columbus police officer in the face with a pair of handcuffs as he was being taken into custody.

 

 

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