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State treasurer ‘ready for normalcy’

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state’s spending of federal dollars is not “sustainable” for the future, Treasurer Tate Reeves Wednesday told members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club.

 

 

Business as usual on tax deadline

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the deadline to file your income taxes hours away — before closing time at local post offices, to be precise — some area tax filing services say they’re getting a little more business, while other accountants say it’s business as usual.

 

 

Arrest report 4-15-2010

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Police investigate shots fired into house

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department continues investigating a drive-by shooting incident which resulted in no injuries.

 

 

City, county want tourism board to pay for bridge repairs

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Restoring the old river bridge mostly will benefit tourism, the Columbus City Council said Tuesday, asking the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to pay a required $400,000 match for funds to do the work.

 

MUW welcomes alumni for Homecoming events

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will welcome alumni back to campus for special events to celebrate Homecoming.

Police beef up downtown presence

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local business leaders consider it a win-win situation for keeping crime down in downtown Columbus.

 

Mayor plans unity picnic

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Free food, music and fun is available for all Saturday, say city officials, hoping for a large crowd for the mayor’s second annual Unity Picnic.

 

 

Tea Party rallies set for Tax Day

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While citizens across the country file last-minute tax returns Thursday, members of the nation’s Tea Party organizations, including those in Columbus and Starkville, will rally to voice their displeasure with the federal government.

 

 

One step closer to the dream

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Genesis Church will be allowed to have a child day care center at the old Hughes school building but not a homeless shelter, according to a unanimous recommendation made at Monday’s Columbus Planning Commission meeting.

 

 

Judge officially drops charges against mayor, councilman

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The simple assault charges Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward Five Councilman Kabir Karriem filed against one another have been officially dropped, according to Lowndes County Justice Court officials.

 

A smooth transition: Columbus elementary schools get ready for fifth-graders

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction of 18 fifth-grade classrooms is right on time at three Columbus elementary schools.

New Zealand customs agent presents coin to police chief

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although this is the second time Bill and Paulette Kane have made the trek from Papakura, New Zealand, to Mississippi, they admire the state and see many positive virtues.

A Safe Haven: Local agency offers shelter, assistance to assault victims

Posted 4/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And a local organization devoted to providing shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is working to make the public aware of its significance.

 

Smith, Karriem charges to be officially dropped today

Posted 4/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Justice Court judge is expected to sign off sometime today on Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem dropping simple assault charges against each other, according to a justice court official.

 

 

Lowndes County continues local government events

Posted 4/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There’s still time to participate in county government month events in Lowndes County.

 

Pilgrimage has foreign appeal

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For three ladies from different parts of the globe, serving as hostesses at Rosewood Manor during the 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage in Columbus provides them not only with the opportunity to continue improving their English speaking skills, but also to learn about their new environs.

 

Local charitable group hosts fundraising event

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus chapter of 100 Black Men of America Inc. is planning its annual Protégé Banquet, scheduled to take place later this month on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

 

Caledonia to add classrooms

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Schools are one step closer to building nearly a dozen new rooms throughout the district.

 

 

$1.2M grant to fund roadwork

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Rep. Travis Childers Friday announced a $1.2 million Economic Development Administration grant to promote economic growth and development in Lowndes County.

 

 

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