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'Change' will be operative word, says MUW's Borsig

Posted 8/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is growing, as is its economic impact on the community, but the watchword for the years ahead will be change, MUW President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Town and Tower Club Tuesday morning during the group's quarterly meeting.


Lowndes officials busy with budget preparations

Posted 8/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budgeting process for Lowndes County is underway, with the Board of Supervisors scheduled to adopt a new budget Sept. 14.



Stolen goods recovered from pawn shop

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus pawn shop was an unwitting participant in a sale of stolen goods, according to Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter.


Caledonia pre-K program draws rave reviews

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday dawned dark and dreary, but Caledonia Elementary School's new pre-kindergarten class was awash in primary colors and big grins from the four-year-olds, who have no idea they're making history.


Columbus schools finish year with surplus

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Columbus Municipal School District is ending its fiscal year in the black.


Hotel Haven: Developer gets approval for third hotel

Posted 8/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to Columbus will soon have another option for overnight lodging as a national chain is once again coming to the Friendly City.

Monday profile: Maloney throws himself into new position

Posted 8/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mere weeks into his new position, Ron Maloney, the new vice president for economic development for Clay County, is convinced he's the right man for the job and has found a good fit with Clay County and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.


EMCC submits bid for Columbus Country Club

Posted 8/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for East Mississippi Community College may be on the horizon. As the Columbus Country Club heads to the auction block after more than a year of toiling in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, EMCC is one of the potential buyers with an offer on the table.



Columbus officials working on 2013 budget

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.


Link offers new approach to improving schools

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He has been a public school teacher, public college dean and is now head of a top-ranking public high school -- Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He is a passionate supporter of a high-quality education for all children, and his career has been driven by his desire to eliminate inequities.


Grant to strengthen CAFB's position as BRAC talks resume

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. military installations around the world breathed a sigh of relief when Congress recently killed a round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) scheduled for 2013 from its defense budget.



Two Lowndes school board positions open

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.


Man arrested for burglary

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.


New shot, procrastination combine for long waits at health dept.

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.


Mom's inquiry leads to arrest of son

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.


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