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United for Israel to host Tuesday program

Posted 3/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a recently formed organization on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, will host a program on the university campus.


Area officials pitch in to 'Paint the Town'

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A house on Columbus' south side is now a lot brighter thanks to some volunteers from city hall. Mayor Robert Smith, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor, Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box and others donated their time Friday to help an elderly Ward 1 resident.

Columbus police help coordinate neighborhood watch programs

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Police Department Thursday met with about 50 residents for a city-wide neighborhood watch program, hosted by CPD Chief Selvain McQueen.

22nd Annual 'Tales from the Crypt' brings back the past

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science are giving the past a voice at Friendship Cemetery, allowing Pilgrimage attendees to connect Columbus' history to its present.

Columbus Housing Authority rated high performer

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Based on the agency's 2011 performance, the Columbus Housing Authority was rated as a high performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gunn, Harris to resign from Heritage at end of year

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy will lose two of its top administrators at the end of the school year, with Headmaster Tommy Gunn and Heritage Elementary Principal Yandell Harris leaving for headmaster positions elsewhere.

Fruth outlines plans for continued growth

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Economically, Columbus is poised to become a "shining star of the South," said economic development expert Bill Fruth, who noted a few caveats, some which didn't sit well with a group assembled Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to hear him speak.

Arrest report 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of March, 18, 2012.


CLRA wraps up projects, looks ahead

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the commencement of spring and summer sports, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short already is looking to fall and winter. A $4.2 million soccer complex is scheduled to open in September, in the Burns Bottom area, which has Short hoping Columbus will catch soccer fever.


Online group raises funds to rebuild barn destroyed by fire

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Little remains now. Just a simple white house, some charred timbers, and Jimmy Craddieth on the front porch, watching the sun slide behind the trees on Sand Road, just as his father used to do.

Business owner arrested for possession of khat

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus business owner was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday.


'Stand Up, Speak Out' youth rally aims to address bullying

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.



City clarifying definition of nightclub

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Entrepreneurs hoping to open a new bar in Columbus will have to wait to receive a permit.


Consultant to present economic development roadmap Wednesday

Posted 3/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County has all the ingredients to achieve "dynamic growth," according to economic development expert Bill Fruth, who spent much of Monday touring the Golden Triangle and talking with officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.

Two men convicted in 1993 murder of Columbus native Cliff Ellis

Posted 3/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

California jurors today convicted two men of the murder of Eugene "Cliff" Ellis, killed almost 20 years ago.

Bottle hunters search for lost treasure

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for a wide variety of elusive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable television programmers. "American Pickers" and "Dirty Money" are two of several titles showing how discarded items can become valuable commodities. Although cable network cameras weren't rolling in Columbus Saturday, a small band of treasure hunters were digging.

Spring Pilgrimage begins Monday

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many visitors, Spring Pilgrimage is their first glimpse of Columbus, and organizers are hoping this year's 72nd annual event will inspire newcomers to fall in love with the city and remind residents of the rich heritage and historic charm with which the community is graced.

Zachary's to go smoke-free

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately two years ago, Zachary's owner Doug Pellum made a decision to allow smoking in his downtown eatery, while limiting his patrons to those 21 years old and above. But starting April 2, Zachary's, 205 5th St. N, will be added to the list of non-smoking establishments in Columbus.

Clean Sweep a success

Posted 3/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl renovation project, commonly known as "Clean Sweep," has been successfully completed according to Link's Young Professionals President Jason Spears.

United Way celebrates past year, looks to next

Posted 3/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last year was difficult for many people across Lowndes County as unemployment soared and prices for basic necessities sky-rocketed. At times, the agencies trying to help those in need found themselves in need as well.


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