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DUI arrests up in area over Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.

 

 

Siren test Wednesday

Posted 9/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency Management Agency will test the tornado warning siren system Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

 

Lowndes County Circuit Court 9-5-10

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Court Judges Jim Kitchens Jr. and Lee Howard handed down the following sentences during the final weeks of the August term that ended Friday:

 

 

Columbus residents see potential benefits of sidewalks

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike Starkville's ordinance which requires sidewalks in all new residential and commercial developments, Columbus' Complete Streets ordinance -- requiring curbs, gutters and sidewalks in new developments -- has met with no opposition.

 

Thinking big: Caledonia scrambling to keep up with rapid growth

Posted 9/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia is a small town that thinks big. Over the past 20 years, the town has seen an explosion of growth, drawing families from Columbus and the nearby Air Force base with its top-notch schools.

 

Police out in force for Labor Day weekend

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are bracing for the Labor Day weekend rush, setting checkpoints and working officers overtime.

 

 

Gang fight sends Lowndes County inmate to hospital

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five inmates at the Lowndes County jail sent another inmate to the hospital with a broken eye socket Thursday after he refused to join their gang.

 

 

Plan to withhold Medicaid funds could cause education cuts

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gov. Haley Barbour announced Tuesday $82 million slated for public K-12 schools would instead be placed in the state's rainy day fund.

 

Couple awakens to find stranger sleeping in home

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County couple was getting ready to go to work this morning when they found a man sleeping in one of their spare bedrooms.

Library funding cuts could mean job losses

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $25,000 cut in city funding to the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library in 2011 could cost an additional $100,000 and two to four lost jobs years down the line.

 

4-County to host second Energy Efficiency Expo

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.

 

Community invited to sign thank-you card for first responders

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Salute to Lowndes County's Finest Committee unveiled a huge thank-you card Thursday for the community to sign and share their thanks to first responders in Lowndes County. Sales manager by day and creative thinker by night, Andy Shurden rolled up his artistic sleeves and created the giant card in his garage.

 

College enrollment up statewide

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state's eight public universities' preliminary fall 2010 enrollment figures show an increase of more than 3,000 students or 4.1 percent from fall 2009 numbers, the College Board announced Thursday.

 

Corps of Engineers encourages swimmers to use life jackets

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although school is back in session, the weather is still warm, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a campaign to encourage swimmers to wear life jackets in the water.

 

Ex-addict rails on drugs' impact in community

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lee Garner checked in at the Pines Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Columbus and changed forever.

 

Body Walk: Students take a trip through the mind ... and the stomach, heart and skin

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Could there be a more appropriate field trip for a medical science magnet school than a journey through the human body?

 

Aurora lands unmanned vehicles contract

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System , which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility -- for the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications program.

 

 

Columbus Labor Day Closings

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Bar owner sues city, county for harassment

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fuhgetaboutit bar owner Freddie Fields has sued Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement agencies and officers for allegedly harassing him and his business.

 

Dispatch begins charging for some online content

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch began charging for some content on its website today, in a metered paywall program that will allow users of cdispatch.com free views on some content.

 

 

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