COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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MSU wildlife expert: Before oil spill, gulf already tainted

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Gulf of Mexico had chemical problems before the oil spill and will have problems afterward, according to one Mississippi State University professor. But these problems can be solved through better care of inland water.

Summer enrichment program keeps Lowndes students focused

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County children are trying to improve their reading and math skills in a free summer study camp this month.

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 6/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was arrested on charges of statutory rape and simple assault of a police officer last week.

Police arrest suspect in Columbus club shooting

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.

 

Columbus City Council won't cover cost of conference

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.

 

 

Columbus Packet changing owners

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.

 

A legacy on the diamond: Columbus to honor ballplayer Sam Hairston

Posted 6/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.

 

Caledonia, West Lowndes elementary schools certified by Renaissance

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County elementary schools are certified as Reading Renaissance Schools.

 

 

Parcel on 45 rezoned for commercial development

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Chalma Whitaker to rezone property at 4340 Highway 45 N. from an R-1 single-family residential district to a C-3 highway commercial district.

 

 

DAR presents city schools with flags

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District accepted 117 holiday-appropriate gifts from the Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monday.

 

 

Public hearing planned for long-awaited bypass

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.

 

 

Service restored to most WCBI customers

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.

 

 

Guard armory could replace Fairgrounds as voting site

Posted 6/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

Columbus school board meets tonight, celebrates Flag Day

Posted 6/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Teeing off: Golfers compete in scramble at CAFB course

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golfers Saturday enjoyed Columbus Air Force Base's Whispering Pines Golf Course during the 8th Annual Super Scramble, hosted in part by Sonic Drive-In.

MUW taking strides to become e-college giant

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's turnaround is about to begin, but it won't happen on campus. It will happen online.

 

Columbus forms board for maintenance code appeals

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While more applicants are being sought to serve on the city's Board of Adjustment and Appeals, the Columbus City Council set up a board for appeals related to the city's property maintenance code.

 

Slip 'n' Dip a popular destination in the Golden Triangle

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before she left New Hope for good, Melecia Swedbergh used to come to the Slip 'n' Dip all the time.

Area children raise $1,500 with lemonade stand for cancer research

Posted 6/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area children raised nearly $1,500 for childhood cancer research on Friday.

4-County elects new directors

Posted 6/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of 4-County Electric Power Association elected two directors and heard reports from the board of directors and management at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting Thursday at East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus.

 

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