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MONDAY PROFILE: Work is play for MUW's housing coordinator

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Albany native, Phillip Brent Cissom, 24, is housing assignments coordinator for Mississippi University for Women, where he manages the Office of Community Living, supervises student office workers, assigns students in residence halls and oversees guest housing operations, among other duties.

Three local students earn top scholarships

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Year after year, parents sing their kids same old song: "Work hard in high school and you might earn some scholarships for college."

New site to have three-alarm eats

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new fire station is coming to Columbus, but instead of sending out engines, it will dispatch food.

 

Alcohol death shines light on bartender practices

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus bars are feeling the effects of heightened scrutiny now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control is investigating Ruben's Fish House where a man died on Monday after drinking too much alcohol.

 

 

Fire personnel: Sprinklers can be life-saving tools

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.

 

 

Arrest report 6-6-2010

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrest report 6-6-2010

 

Remembering John Thomas

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For blacks who saw police as the enemy, John "BB" Thomas was on the wrong side of the law. The badge and uniform he wore with pride somehow was a sign of betrayal to some. Fellow officers also didn't think fondly of having the first black policeman among their ranks.

A place to play: Community celebrates opening of Concord Park

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The people of the Concord community in Lowndes County celebrated the official opening of Concord Park at 52 Shady Lane on Saturday. Swing sets, a basketball court, jungle gym, pavilion, walking track and volleyball pit were welcome new additions to the small community.

 

Let the cowbells ring

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

MSU president Dr. Mark Keenum's press release on ringing cowbells at bulldog games.

 

 

Police: Teens tried to rob store with BB gun

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police Thursday said the weapon used in an armed robbery by two young teens Sunday was a BB gun.

 

 

Funeral for longtime lawman set for Saturday

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement will say goodbye to one of their own Saturday.

 

 

Weeks later, Omnova, strikers still at odds

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks the two-week point for workers on strike at Omnova Solutions Inc.'s Columbus plant.

 

Childers not on the campaign trail just yet

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., says he's not on the campaign trail yet, but he was on the move in Columbus Thursday.

 

Mississippi Steel Processing locates on Severstal campus

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction begins this month on a facility for Mississippi Steel Processing LLC, a new company to be located on the Severstal campus and to provide services to Severstal customers in the southern United States and Mexico, said Severstal officials.

 

Columbus murder suspect's bond reduced

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An accused murderer's bond was slashed by $800,000 Thursday in Columbus Municipal Court.

 

Sounds of Summer in the air tonight

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you're downtown tonight around 7, be still and listen. You might hear the Sounds of Summer.

 

 

Columbus City Council OKs personal transporters for police

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday authorized application of a Justice Assistance Department grant, for about $16,700, to be used for the Columbus Police Department to purchase three two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicles, similar to Segways.

 

 

This time, the good guys wear masks

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officers are planning a big undercover operation on the evening of June 25. But instead of donning shaggy hair and stained T-shirts to bag meth dealers, they'll be in slacks and masks.

 

 

Columbus boy dies of injuries in lightning strike

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus boy died Wednesday after being struck by lightning over the Memorial Day weekend.

 

 

State probes death at local bar

Posted 6/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the death of a Columbus man Monday at Ruben's Fish House.

 

 

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