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Million-dollar babies: Four Columbus homes are on the market for $1M or more

Posted 8/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mansions of Columbus are known for their opulence and stylish accessories, but only rarely are they decorated with "for sale" signs. At least four homes listed for $1 million or more are on the market in Columbus, most of them antebellum showplaces.

 

Four charged in string of two-state burglaries

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men and a juvenile have been charged with a string of burglaries in Alabama and one at the Stateline Express gas station in Lowndes County.

 

Building up in Lowndes, down in Columbus

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New home construction is on the rise in Lowndes County, but the opposite is true in the City of Columbus.

 

Expansion planned for Providence Place

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Jackson developer is trying to begin the second phase of the Providence Place houses, which were constructed off Williams Roberts Road in Columbus two years ago.

 

High-schoolers face statutory rape charge

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two 17-year-old Columbus High School students have been charged with statutorily raping a 14-year-old girl at her house in the New Hope area.

 

Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.

 

 

Amid strike, Omnova hiring temporary workers

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. is hiring temporary workers to prepare for a prolonged strike, since the United Steelworkers Local 748-L rejected its last offer two weeks ago.

 

 

6,781 calls dispatched by Lowndes E911 in July

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 fielded a total of 6,781 calls in July, according to a monthly report to the E-911 board of commissioners Tuesday.

 

 

Regional leader praises Lowndes industrial park

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"This is an incredible plan," Earl F. Gohl, federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tuesday said of the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

 

School rallies around family of slain father

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and faculty at Immanuel Center for Christian Education are rallying around the family of a Columbus man killed by an alleged drunk driver.

 

Police investigate string of burglaries

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a five-day rash of burglaries, including several at high-profile public locations like the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

Local managers relieved at news of CEO's survival

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Administrators at American Eurocopter in Columbus were relieved when they found out Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, survived a Monday night plane crash in Alaska that killed five people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens.

City owed thousands in unpaid parking fees

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After waiving some municipal court fines earlier this year, city officials are considering another amnesty program just for those with outstanding parking tickets.

 

Caney Fork owner: Restaurant may return

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The president of Caney Fork Restaurants says the Columbus location may return.

 

EADS North America CEO survives Alaska plane crash; ex-senator killed

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A plane carrying nine people -- including former Sen. Ted Stevens and CEO of defense contractor EADS North America Sean O'Keefe -- crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

 

Columbus puts Annexation on hold

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Monday agreed to postpone further consideration of annexing any areas into Columbus until the city's budget for next year is completed.

 

 

Schools awarded for involving students in bypass studies

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Municipal School District schools were recognized by the Federal Highway Administration Monday for "exceptional human environment stewardship."

 

 

Local school makes the grade on SATs

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annunciation Catholic School has quietly been putting up some impressive numbers for years. But we're not talking sports statistics. These are SAT scores.

 

 

Fight leads to walk-by shooting

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An argument between juveniles likely resulted in a shotgun shooting Sunday in Columbus, said police spokeswoman Terrie Songer.

 

Caney Fork says legal fight with landlord forced closing

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in a year, a restaurant located at 528 18th Ave. N. in Columbus has closed. A sign posted on the door of the Caney Fork Restaurant, formerly Santa Fe Cattle Co., read: "Due to an unresolved dispute with our landlord we have been forced to close."

 

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