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Officials seek public input on soccer complex

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County officials hope for a lot of public input on a soccer complex — tentatively titled Tan Yard Park — proposed for the Burns Bottom area.

 

 

City, county expected to split remaining cost of bridge renovation

Posted 5/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors this week are expected to vote to commit matching funds for a $2 million Mississippi Department of Transportation grant to renovate the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River.

 

Pedestrian struck in downtown Columbus

Posted 4/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pedestrian was struck by a car Thursday afternoon at the corner of Second Avenue North and 5th Street.

 

Heritage Academy: Used MacBook sale (link)

Posted 4/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Wrongful death suits could be consolidated

Posted 4/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women sought closure Thursday over the loss of four students to a January motel fire in Hoover, Ala.; meanwhile, lawyers for the students’ parents and the motel’s owners are just getting started.

 

No injuries after morning Southside fire

Posted 4/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus firefighters continue to investigate a fire in Southside Columbus this morning.

MUW remembers Hoover, Ala. fire victims

Posted 4/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women paid tribute to four students lost in a January motel fire Thursday as it planted four redbud trees in their memory in front of the dorm they shared.

On becoming men: Columbus High students get special training

Posted 4/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A select group of students are learning more than academics at Columbus High School. They’re learning how to be men.

 

Jail-death suit thrown out

Posted 4/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge this week threw out a lawsuit, filed by the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., against the city of Columbus, officers with the Columbus Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

Link working 19 retail deals

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Retail corporations and store owners eyeing cities share a lot in common with the people strolling through the businesses they own. Sometimes they’re just looking. Sometimes they say they’re just looking when they have something specific in mind. And sometimes they come right out and say what they want.

 

City, county to talk bridge money at upcoming meetings

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a week has passed since the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau made a decision to pay one-third of a $400,000 grant match for the renovation of the old river bridge. And the CVB has yet to hear from either the city or the county — the entities who passed resolutions asking the CVB to foot the bill — concerning the matter.

VIDEO: About 200 show up for Republican showdown

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Republican candidates for Mississippi’s First Congressional District attempted to differentiate themselves to the students of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Tuesday on the Mississippi University for Women campus.

 

Discrimination case settled

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The discrimination case of a former Lowndes County Road Department worker against the county was settled Monday during a final pretrial hearing.

 

 

Meeting on underage drinking set

Posted 4/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A town hall-style meeting about curbing underage drinking is scheduled Thursday at Franklin Academy Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School cafeteria.

 

 

Columbus crews aid tornado rescue effort

Posted 4/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus extended a helping hand to tornado victims in Choctaw and Yazoo counties, areas which received significant damage from Saturday’s storm system that cut a wide swath of destruction through the state.

 

 

MUW to dedicate trees in honor of students

Posted 4/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tree dedication ceremony in memory of four Mississippi University for Women students will be held on campus at 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

Severe Weather: Golden Triangle spared from brunt of storms

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Mississippi was ravaged by storms Saturday afternoon, the Golden Triangle was spared from the brunt of the damage.

 

Wind and rain put a damper on Relay for Life events

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mother Nature put a damper on this year’s Relay for Life event, which was scheduled for Friday at the Magnolia Bowl, due to windy and rainy conditions during the late afternoon and evening hours.

 

 

Lowndes gets green light to install infrastructure for aerospace park

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County now can borrow money from the Rural Development Association for a longer term, to install infrastructure in the Golden Triangle Regional Global Aerospace Industrial Park, west of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

 

 

MSMS gears up to host Republican debate

Posted 4/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Participating students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science will get a unique lesson in politics Tuesday when all three Republican candidates for Mississippi’s First Congressional seat debate in Columbus.

 

 

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