COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Lowndes County offices set to move next month

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County administrative offices next week will move into their new office building.

 

 

Organizer: No Johnny Cash festival this year

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.

 

 

Belgian Malinois search dogs work with area law to track missing people

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kathy Doty, owner of GTR K-9 Search Team and Kennels in Columbus, revealed a rather macabre method she uses to train her Belgian Malinois (pronounced mal-in-wa) search dogs, Wednesday at the Kiwanis Club's monthly meeting.

 

 

Adultery arrests highlight all-but-forgotten state law

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Cortiga Williams pressed charges against her husband for adultery earlier this month, she called upon a nearly forgotten law. In Mississippi, it's a crime to cheat on a spouse by having sex or even living with another person.

 

Columbus man to get a colorful homecoming

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With her parents going through a dark time, Vickey Wells decided to add a splash of color to their lives.

 

Concerned about census

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Have you been counted in the Census? There appears to be whole neighborhoods missing from the census log books.

 

 

Columbus police computers back online

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The computer system at the Columbus Police Department is fully functional after a server crash last week.

 

Let there be light: Restoring century-old windows part of church project

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Let there be colored light. That's the goal Bill Dodds has in mind as he repairs, cleans and restores each stained glass window at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.

Community soup kitchen offers hot meal to hungry, homeless

Posted 7/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Homelessness and hunger are big-city problems. The trouble is, they're small-town problems, too.

Navistar Defense poised for another round of layoffs

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- Navistar Defense in West Point is expecting layoffs at the end of the month and more by the end of the year, but North Mississippi's federal representative is trying to minimize those losses.

 

Lowndes County schools' central office to get $800K makeover

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he Lowndes County School District Central Office building is getting a facelift.

 

Planning Commission approves plans for bed-and-breakfast, trailer park

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request for a bed-and-breakfast at 514 Fifth Ave. S.

 

Group focuses on community, youth, crime prevention

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A community taskforce formed in June with the overall goal of addressing violent crime in Columbus and Lowndes County is refining its focus.

 

 

Statutory rape added to kidnapping charge

Posted 7/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New charges have been brought against a Columbus woman who was arrested for kidnapping last week.

 

 

Lucas Oil: Pearson Pockets $20,000 in Winning Series Event at Magnolia (link)

Posted 7/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Good business makes for busy airports

Posted 7/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle Regional Airport is a prime example of how good business makes for a busy airport.

 

 

Columbus police probe similar crimes

Posted 7/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a pair of armed robberies which took place early Sunday.

 

Enter the dragon: Neighbors care for tree that watches over Highway 45

Posted 7/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Everyone asks Margaret and Jacky Triplett about the dragon. In 2001, they were driving down the dusty gravel road to Schaffers Chapel, the little country church they attend, when Margaret looked out the window and spied a curved, charred bois d'arc tree in the grass at the bottom of a steep embankment. She had an idea.

 

Business owners, expert wary of 45 bypass plan

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of businesses along Lincoln Road, and other areas, had mixed feelings about construction of a Highway 45 bypass, which likely would mean relocation of their business.

 

Nothing tastes like a Deere: Lowndes man turns tractor into ice-cream churn

Posted 7/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Deere usually brings tractors and dirt to mind, not ice cream. But with a few mechanical tweaks, Wayne Beard has turned his green-and-yellow 1954 Model 40 tractor into an ice-cream churn.

 

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