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Citizens weigh pros, cons of bypass

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opinions on a proposed Highway 45 bypass to be constructed by 2020 were largely positive or apathetic Thursday in the early hours of a public hearing on the project.

 

Y schedules Zumba workouts, New Hope park opening

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County YMCA will present a Zumba Master Class from 5:45-7:15 p.m. today, designed for everyone from beginners to seasoned dancers. There will be a $15 fee, profits of which will benefit the YMCA Zumba program.

 

 

Columbus shooting suspect out on bond

Posted 6/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ranzino Ahmad Harris, 22, the man accused of killing Justin Murry, 21, has been out of jail on bond since June 4.

 

 

Youth, adults continue to talk crime prevention

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crime prevention remains at the forefront of the community's concern today as the kids speak up and the adults continue to work behind the scenes.

 

 

Columbus Packet changes hands with new owner, editor

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 18 years at the helm of The Columbus Packet newspaper, Roger Larsen is turning the business over to local investors Justin Shelton and Colin Kreiger, he announced in the Packet this morning.

 

City gears up for Juneteenth celebration

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Afro-American Culture Organization will host Columbus' 14th annual Juneteenth celebration this weekend.

Child porn trial continued again

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a Lowndes County man arrested on child pornography charges during an investigation into his missing stepdaughter again has been continued.

MSU wildlife expert: Before oil spill, gulf already tainted

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Gulf of Mexico had chemical problems before the oil spill and will have problems afterward, according to one Mississippi State University professor. But these problems can be solved through better care of inland water.

Summer enrichment program keeps Lowndes students focused

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County children are trying to improve their reading and math skills in a free summer study camp this month.

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was arrested on charges of statutory rape and simple assault of a police officer last week.

Police arrest suspect in Columbus club shooting

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.

 

Columbus City Council won't cover cost of conference

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.

 

 

Columbus Packet changing owners

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.

 

A legacy on the diamond: Columbus to honor ballplayer Sam Hairston

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.

 

Caledonia, West Lowndes elementary schools certified by Renaissance

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County elementary schools are certified as Reading Renaissance Schools.

 

 

Parcel on 45 rezoned for commercial development

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Chalma Whitaker to rezone property at 4340 Highway 45 N. from an R-1 single-family residential district to a C-3 highway commercial district.

 

 

DAR presents city schools with flags

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District accepted 117 holiday-appropriate gifts from the Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monday.

 

 

Public hearing planned for long-awaited bypass

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Guard armory could replace Fairgrounds as voting site

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

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