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Lowndes Airport plans $1M in upgrades

Posted 6/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $1 million worth of improvements are planned for the Lowndes County Airport, off Highway 69 in Columbus.

Port sees rise in business

Posted 6/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oil in the Gulf of Mexico has produced a temporary boost to the Columbus economy, but some fear it could quickly turn into a bust.

 

Domestic violence rises as economy declines

Posted 6/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the economy stymied, domestic violence victims in the Golden Triangle area are paying the price. More victims sought help at the Columbus Safe Haven Inc. shelters in 2009 than in the past 23 years or more, said spokeswoman Joyce Tucker.

 

Two 'pillars' of Sale Elementary retire

Posted 6/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus schools reconvene in August, Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School will be 80 years lighter on experience.

 

WCBI signal down outside Lowndes

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-based WCBI-TV is off the air while the station resolves a technical problem with the station's transmitter.

 

 

Public meeting this week on crime prevention

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Noting crime is a community issue, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Monday reminded the Lowndes County supervisors of a public meeting on crime prevention, to be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

 

Judges push Gibbs, Johnson murder trials to August

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two notable murder cases were continued during this session of Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Kay McElroy makes rescuing big cats, other animals life's work

Posted 6/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Caring for a family of 300 isn't easy, especially when they act like a bunch of animals. But that's life for Kay McElroy. The 66-year-old is the owner of Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary, an organization that rescues abused animals.

MONDAY PROFILE: Work is play for MUW's housing coordinator

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Albany native, Phillip Brent Cissom, 24, is housing assignments coordinator for Mississippi University for Women, where he manages the Office of Community Living, supervises student office workers, assigns students in residence halls and oversees guest housing operations, among other duties.

Three local students earn top scholarships

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Year after year, parents sing their kids same old song: "Work hard in high school and you might earn some scholarships for college."

New site to have three-alarm eats

Posted 6/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new fire station is coming to Columbus, but instead of sending out engines, it will dispatch food.

 

Alcohol death shines light on bartender practices

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus bars are feeling the effects of heightened scrutiny now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control is investigating Ruben's Fish House where a man died on Monday after drinking too much alcohol.

 

 

Fire personnel: Sprinklers can be life-saving tools

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.

 

 

Arrest report 6-6-2010

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrest report 6-6-2010

 

Remembering John Thomas

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For blacks who saw police as the enemy, John "BB" Thomas was on the wrong side of the law. The badge and uniform he wore with pride somehow was a sign of betrayal to some. Fellow officers also didn't think fondly of having the first black policeman among their ranks.

A place to play: Community celebrates opening of Concord Park

Posted 6/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The people of the Concord community in Lowndes County celebrated the official opening of Concord Park at 52 Shady Lane on Saturday. Swing sets, a basketball court, jungle gym, pavilion, walking track and volleyball pit were welcome new additions to the small community.

 

Let the cowbells ring

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

MSU president Dr. Mark Keenum's press release on ringing cowbells at bulldog games.

 

 

Police: Teens tried to rob store with BB gun

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police Thursday said the weapon used in an armed robbery by two young teens Sunday was a BB gun.

 

 

Funeral for longtime lawman set for Saturday

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement will say goodbye to one of their own Saturday.

 

 

Weeks later, Omnova, strikers still at odds

Posted 6/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today marks the two-week point for workers on strike at Omnova Solutions Inc.'s Columbus plant.

 

 

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