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Tune in to HGTV Friday for local slant

Posted 6/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.


Columbus School District renovates Hunt school

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is moving its alternative school, testing department and special education portion of the office of federal programs from central office to Hunt.

Park and Recreation: Neighborhood parks plan about halfway to completion

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the past year, the city of Columbus and Lowndes County have put their focus and their money toward quality of life projects, specifically involving recreation.

Community Counseling asks Lowndes county to consider increasing funding

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2010, Community Counseling Services helped 1,851 individuals in Lowndes County, or 3.25 percent of the population, with mental health or drug and alcohol dependence.

Illegal immigrant charged with sexual battery in Lowndes County

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old illegal immigrant has been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old female relative at his Lowndes County residence.


Columbus City Council appoints manager of Wendy's to tourism board

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council voted Tuesday against reappointing local restaurateur John Bean to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead picking the manager of the Wendy's on Highway 182 for the position.



Caledonia Day expands to two-day festival

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Days festival will look a little different this year, but the primary focus will remain the same, organizer Jackie Savage told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen during last night's meeting.



Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority increases rental rates

Posted 6/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority has increased its facility rental rate, adding in the cost of a North Atlantic Security officer to open and close the buildings.


Columbus officer suspended 30 workdays for wreck

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a year rife with Columbus police-involved collisions, the City Council handed down its harshest sentence so far this year Tuesday.


Lowndes candidates will run under current district lines

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Redistricting plan won't be approved by Justice Department in time for August primary, consultant says



Voters get chance to meet Lowndes County candidates at Thursday forum

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With more than 30 candidates qualified to run for Lowndes County offices, many of the candidates are just names on paper. The Lowndes County League of Voters is looking to change that with a candidate forum on Thursday night.


Southside neighborhood could be added to Columbus historic district

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Rep. Alan Nunnelee: No quick fix for U.S. financial woes

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nunnelee answers questions about the debt ceiling and attacks President Barack Obama's health care plan, irresponsible federal spending and giving borrowed money to any foreign countries except Israel while in a financial crisis.


Columbus officer faces second suspension for crashing police car

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer is facing a 30-day suspension without pay tonight before the City Council after her squad car collided with another vehicle, injuring her and three elderly women.


Lowndes supervisors move forward on industrial park land buy

Posted 6/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County took another step closer to expanding its industrial park into a sprawling development-ready recruitment machine.



Crime Report: Columbus man arrested on drug charges at club

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Here's a look at weekend arrests, including the arrest of a Columbus man early Saturday morning at the Grey Goose nightclub for possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.


Columbus Boys and Girls Club 'in the black' for the first time in five years

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.

North Columbus business owner fashions concrete headstones

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.

Alleged drunk driver claims he tossed drugs, guns during Columbus police chase

Posted 6/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through downtown Columbus Sunday night, hitting several vehicles before crashing into a fence at Mississippi University for Women.

District 2 residents seek solution to flood problem

Posted 6/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During the last hard rain this spring, homes along Perkins and Ridge roads were plagued with stubborn water. After years of battling flooding, Ray Berry's childhood home on Ridge Road gave in: Water forced its way into the house.


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