COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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On becoming men: Columbus High students get special training

Posted 4/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A select group of students are learning more than academics at Columbus High School. They’re learning how to be men.

 

Jail-death suit thrown out

Posted 4/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge this week threw out a lawsuit, filed by the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., against the city of Columbus, officers with the Columbus Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

Link working 19 retail deals

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Retail corporations and store owners eyeing cities share a lot in common with the people strolling through the businesses they own. Sometimes they’re just looking. Sometimes they say they’re just looking when they have something specific in mind. And sometimes they come right out and say what they want.

 

City, county to talk bridge money at upcoming meetings

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a week has passed since the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau made a decision to pay one-third of a $400,000 grant match for the renovation of the old river bridge. And the CVB has yet to hear from either the city or the county — the entities who passed resolutions asking the CVB to foot the bill — concerning the matter.

VIDEO: About 200 show up for Republican showdown

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Republican candidates for Mississippi’s First Congressional District attempted to differentiate themselves to the students of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Tuesday on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

Discrimination case settled

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The discrimination case of a former Lowndes County Road Department worker against the county was settled Monday during a final pretrial hearing.

 

 

Meeting on underage drinking set

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A town hall-style meeting about curbing underage drinking is scheduled Thursday at Franklin Academy Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School cafeteria.

 

 

Columbus crews aid tornado rescue effort

Posted 4/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus extended a helping hand to tornado victims in Choctaw and Yazoo counties, areas which received significant damage from Saturday’s storm system that cut a wide swath of destruction through the state.

 

 

MUW to dedicate trees in honor of students

Posted 4/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tree dedication ceremony in memory of four Mississippi University for Women students will be held on campus at 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Severe Weather: Golden Triangle spared from brunt of storms

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Mississippi was ravaged by storms Saturday afternoon, the Golden Triangle was spared from the brunt of the damage.

 

Wind and rain put a damper on Relay for Life events

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mother Nature put a damper on this year’s Relay for Life event, which was scheduled for Friday at the Magnolia Bowl, due to windy and rainy conditions during the late afternoon and evening hours.

 

 

Lowndes gets green light to install infrastructure for aerospace park

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County now can borrow money from the Rural Development Association for a longer term, to install infrastructure in the Golden Triangle Regional Global Aerospace Industrial Park, west of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

 

 

MSMS gears up to host Republican debate

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Participating students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science will get a unique lesson in politics Tuesday when all three Republican candidates for Mississippi’s First Congressional seat debate in Columbus.

 

 

Severe weather expected in area tonight, Saturday

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.

 

 

Scene & Seen photos from this coming Sunday's paper

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

New Hope celebrates the earth

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope Elementary gave the earth a variety of gifts for its special day.

Touching lives: Hospital salutes those who ‘help make Columbus a better place to be’

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From comforting patients and lending a listening ear to helping visitors find gifts, Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle’s more than 90 volunteers touch lives every day.

 

Family sues city for jail death

Posted 4/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It’s been more than three years since the death of 52-year-old Roosevelt Pernell Jr.

 

 

Unemployment rate drops slightly across state, Golden Triangle

Posted 4/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Department of Employment Security says Mississippi’s unemployment rate was 11.1 percent in March, down from 12.1 percent in February. The rate in Golden Triangle counties also dropped.

 

 

Website planned for local Crime Stoppers

Posted 4/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approval of officers and discussion of putting together a Web page were among a few items discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.

 

 

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