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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.

 

Local power companies join energy-efficiency push

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local utility companies announced Monday they were joining with the Tennessee Valley Authority to push energy efficiency in the state.

 

 

Arrest reports 4-19-11

Posted 4/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Ean Evans to be remembered Tuesday

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friends and well-wishers are invited to a casual gathering at the Columbus Riverwalk Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to remember the late Ean Evans of Columbus.

 

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.

 

Monday profile: The double life of Tamaka Jones

Posted 4/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tamaka Jones has two personas. During the day, she is a businesswoman. A native and current resident of Columbus, Tamaka owns and manages a thriving beauty shop called Salon 220.

Civic pride on display in Columbus' annual Clean Sweep

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteers showed their civic pride Saturday when they "sweeped" Columbus clean through various service projects throughout the city.

Fishing club lures Palmer Home children to love of hobby

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he demonstrated the fine art of casting Saturday, fly fisher Mel Waxham described his passion for what he called his "full-time hobby."

Pain at gas pump could ease over summer

Posted 4/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.

 

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