COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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MUW last in line for president searches

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

True to his word, state Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds is not rushing the process to find a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women.

 

Enrollment rises at public schools, falls at most private academies

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Around the Golden Triangle, enrollment at public schools is up, while some private schools have experienced a decrease.

Train hits SUV driven by Columbus man wanted in Jackson

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Columbus man was injured Wednesday when he and two other men tried to outrun a train in his mother's white GMC Yukon XL.

 

Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.

 

 

Murder, rape cases in court this month

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Circuit Court has several high-profile cases slated for this month, including trials for depraved heart murder, capital murder and statutory rape by a police officer.

 

Community rallies around man with no power, water

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Shelton cooked a meal in his house on Tuesday for the first time in 14 years. He has lived without electricity or running water since 1996 and was happy to continue that way until the city of Columbus gave him 30 days to turn on his utilities.

 

Columbus City Council passes new street ordinance, hires planner

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday adopted a "complete street" ordinance, awarded a bid on an infrastructure improvement project for a local hotel and restaurant development, and hired a city planner.

 

Chief: Police department at full force

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time since he was hired three years ago, the Columbus Police Department is at full force, Chief Joseph St. John told Rotary Club members Tuesday.

 

Man injured when truck leaves road, hits pole

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 63-year-old man was moderately injured Monday when his pickup truck left the road, hitting a culvert and utility pole in Lowndes County.

 

 

Driver flees scene of gas station fire

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope Monday morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.

 

 

Columbus Arts Council gets Miss. Arts Commission grant

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council has been awarded a $21,750 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

Tronox fire rattles neighbors

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A thick dark cloud rose behind Cadence Bank on Old Highway 45. It took a few moments for workers at the Hamilton bank to realize it was smoke, and there was only one place it could be coming from.

 

Despite heat, recent rains help jump-start crops

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Record temperatures have some farmers sweating about the viability of their crops in August. Farmers in Lowndes County, however, aren't hurting as badly.

 

 

Triplett faces child-porn charges in Lowndes

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. will face his first of two trials for possession of child pornography next Tuesday when he appears in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.

 

 

CVB to take out $500K in credit

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted Monday to accept bids on a $500,000 line of credit to finish several major projects this year, including the $400,000 Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street.

 

 

Car catches fire at New Hope gas station

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope this morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.

 

Students have new options for textbooks

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local universities will offer a textbook rental program starting this fall, in hopes of helping students save money.

Columbus armed robbery, kidnapping suspects on the loose

Posted 8/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police were still on the lookout this morning for suspects in a Sunday robbery and kidnapping. A Columbus man escaped from the trunk of his moving car early Sunday after he was robbed and kidnapped by two masked gunmen who are still on the loose.

'Dog Days' supports Humane Society

Posted 8/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several hundred people and many of their pets gathered at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam on Saturday to enjoy country music and support the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.

 

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