COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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State Auditor Pickering talks corruption, upcoming elections

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Auditor Stacey Pickering spoke Tuesday at the meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women.

Karriem to face Harrison in primary

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kabir Karriem announced Monday his candidacy for District 41 state representative.

CMSD learns final value of textbook return

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the $1.1 million worth of textbooks the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees has voted to purchase in the last six months, $34,547 currently stands as a waste.

Columbus councilmen look elsewhere to serve

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus councilmen have qualified to run in county and state elections this year and if they are declared winners they would be forced to vacate their council posts mid-term.

LINK pitches WorkKeys to Columbus School District

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a week after addressing the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees, the Golden Triangle Development LINK made the same pitch to Columbus city schools Monday night.

Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

County students to be offered WorkKeys in spring

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every junior and senior attending Lowndes County high schools will have the opportunity to take the WorkKeys Test beginning in March.

Lowndes sheriff race getting crowded

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County sheriff has become a three-candidate affair less than a week after qualifying for county elections began.

LCSD delays vote on bond issue

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District board members have decided to postpone a district-wide vote on a bond issue expected to be worth $39.9 million.

Steel Dynamics VP: Plant not threatened by oil price drop

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi dipped below the $2-mark.

Fire destroys Lowndes couple's home on Hildreth Road

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Lowndes County resident Candi Knight stood in her front yard Thursday morning and watched fire ravage her home of 13 years, she had some comfort in knowing both she and her husband, Steve, were safe.

CMSD receives credit for returned books

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will receive $159,610 worth of credit for $506,000 worth of textbooks ordered in May.

Riverwalk to see major expansion

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans are in the works for the construction of a 14-mile pathway that will connect Riverside Park to Columbus Air Force Base.

Slimantics: Bonfire brings community together

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The inaugural Columbus Christmas Tree Bonfire proceeded as planned Thursday night despite frigid temperatures that surely kept many would-be spectators from attending the event.

 

Columbus mayor talks 2014 successes, 2015 plans

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith's vision is for the city to be one of hope, choice and opportunity.

 

 

City taps Anderson as new Trotter director

Posted 1/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus has hired Mike Anderson of Decatur as the new director for Trotter Convention Center.

 

 

Cracker Barrel: 'We're coming to Columbus'

Posted 1/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Teresa Miller, a corporate communications specialist with the Tennessee-based chain, has confirmed that the restaurant "has plans to join the Columbus business community."

 

 

City council suspends two police officers

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday during a lengthy executive session to suspend two members of the city's police force without pay for violation of police department policy.

 

Christmas trees piling up for bonfire

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus has collected almost 100 trees for its Christmas tree bonfire planned for Thursday evening, Mayor Robert Smith said on Tuesday.

 

Mississippi tries to force KiOR into liquidation

Posted 1/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last year, with plans for controlling shareholder and financier Vinod Khosla to buy what's left of the company.

 

 

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