COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Lewis named CLRA director

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar name to county and city parks and recreation has been chosen to replace Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short in January.

Columbus charter school hopefuls get closer to goal

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group hoping to offer more educational options to elementary-aged children in Columbus has cleared the first hurdle.

CPD offers citizen's police academy

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is offering a program for locals interested in learning about the inner workings of law enforcement.

Lowndes weighs emergency alert options

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.

 

Wednesday's 'W Walks' part of Passport to Wellness

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday.

 

No review of appeal over Lowndes elder abuse

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to review the case of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing an elderly person left in her care.

Former X Factor winner to play Caledonia Days

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 11th installment of Caledonia Days begins Friday and will feature entertainment ranging from country and gospel music to a pet parade to a lawnmower race.

Councilmen discuss lifting billboard ban

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There has been a billboard ban in the city limits of Columbus for 14 years.

MUW nurse: Knowing your body, mammograms key in detecting cancer

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For women, the only cancer more common than breast cancer is skin cancer.

Domestic violence victims eligible for waiver

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Domestic violence victims are now eligible for a 60-day waiver for utility deposits.

Lowndes school board votes to move forward with capital improvements

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just over a month after a bond intended to fund a capital improvement plan for the district failed to pass, The Lowndes County School Board on Friday voted to move forward with some items in that plan.

 

Columbus redistricting work session scheduled

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A work session on Columbus' redistricting plan has been tentatively set for Oct. 21 at the Municipal Complex.

 

 

Insurance savings may offset tax increases in annexed areas

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you own one of the 638 homes or 44 businesses recently annexed into the city of Columbus, you'll be paying more property taxes, but some of that cost will be offset by lower insurance rates due to improved fire protection.

 

 

Auction drops $90K into Columbus coffers

Posted 10/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ninety pieces of unused equipment have made the city of Columbus $90,270.

 

 

Pleasant Hill church sanctuary to be torn down

Posted 10/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local church sanctuary will soon be coming down after it was condemned last month.

 

Columbus firefighter axed for marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday fired a firefighter because he married a family member of a fellow firefighter.

City approves rental increases for Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.

Councilmen amend event ordinance involving sale of alcohol

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.

Firefighter transferred after marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council unanimously voted Tuesday to transfer a city firefighter to another department after he married the relative of a fellow firefighter.

CLRA to interview 4 applicants for director

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen applicants have been whittled to four as the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority board looks to hire a new executive director.

 

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