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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.

 

Louisiana Rookies take home grilling award

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has been a year of firsts for the Rookies Sports Grill barbecue cooking team.

VIDEO: Bounds: MUW in trouble financially

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As long as legislators in Jackson remain unwilling to budge and fractured supporters in Columbus remain unwilling to unify, Mississippi University for Women is in trouble.

 

Mayor, Karriem forgive each other in joint statement

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem signed a joint statement, Thursday, forgiving each other for a fist fight between the two.

 

 

GRILLIN’ ON THE RIVER: Champion cookers from across the South descend on Columbus for ‘family-friendly’ event

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A chance to spend time preparing favorite barbecue delicacies such as chicken, pork, ribs and brisket, along with the chance to win cash prizes, is some of what brings many people from Alabama, Louisiana and other states to Columbus for the fourth annual Grilling on the River.

 

Bargains, crafts from the past, great barbecue lead Saturday events

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus is the place to be Saturday. In one trip, families will find artisan demonstrations, a massive community yard sale, a 10K race, a barbecue championship, live music, good food, antebellum home tours and even horse-drawn carriage rides.

 

Country club in ‘good financial situation,’ board member says

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a series of cost-cutting moves, a new membership drive and a commitment from shareholders, the Columbus Country Club is back on firm financial ground, board member Don West said Thursday.

 

 

Grant helps keep class sizes small at CHS

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School is the first school in the state to start thinking small. The $1.3 million Smaller Learning Communities grant has helped CHS implement several programs aimed at tailoring learning to individual students. As Principal Craig Shannon and academic coach Lori Cargile explained to the Columbus School Board Thursday, the pilot program has been a success.

 

 

Columbus scales back annexation plans

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.

 

 

West Point gears up for charrette

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point is gearing up to host the same charrette team that visited Columbus in September to offer comprehensive suggestions for improving and promoting the city.

 

 

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