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Louisiana Rookies take home grilling award

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has been a year of firsts for the Rookies Sports Grill barbecue cooking team.

VIDEO: Bounds: MUW in trouble financially

Posted 4/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As long as legislators in Jackson remain unwilling to budge and fractured supporters in Columbus remain unwilling to unify, Mississippi University for Women is in trouble.

 

Mayor, Karriem forgive each other in joint statement

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem signed a joint statement, Thursday, forgiving each other for a fist fight between the two.

 

 

GRILLIN’ ON THE RIVER: Champion cookers from across the South descend on Columbus for ‘family-friendly’ event

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A chance to spend time preparing favorite barbecue delicacies such as chicken, pork, ribs and brisket, along with the chance to win cash prizes, is some of what brings many people from Alabama, Louisiana and other states to Columbus for the fourth annual Grilling on the River.

 

Bargains, crafts from the past, great barbecue lead Saturday events

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown Columbus is the place to be Saturday. In one trip, families will find artisan demonstrations, a massive community yard sale, a 10K race, a barbecue championship, live music, good food, antebellum home tours and even horse-drawn carriage rides.

 

Country club in ‘good financial situation,’ board member says

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a series of cost-cutting moves, a new membership drive and a commitment from shareholders, the Columbus Country Club is back on firm financial ground, board member Don West said Thursday.

 

 

Grant helps keep class sizes small at CHS

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School is the first school in the state to start thinking small. The $1.3 million Smaller Learning Communities grant has helped CHS implement several programs aimed at tailoring learning to individual students. As Principal Craig Shannon and academic coach Lori Cargile explained to the Columbus School Board Thursday, the pilot program has been a success.

 

 

Columbus scales back annexation plans

Posted 4/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.

 

 

West Point gears up for charrette

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point is gearing up to host the same charrette team that visited Columbus in September to offer comprehensive suggestions for improving and promoting the city.

 

 

YMCA hosts healthy kids day

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Frank Phillips YMCA and Columbus Kiwanis Club present “YMCA Healthy Kids Day” on April 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the downtown YMCA.

 

Columbus kicks into high gear prepping for festival

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.

 

Heritage Academy: Patriot band scores superior at band festival (link)

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

AndyK: March 2010 real estate sales stats (link)

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Caledonia explores investing portion of general fund

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA — With more than $130,000 in Caledonia’s general fund, Caledonia Mayor George Gerhart is exploring the possibility of using some of the money to invest in an interest-bearing certificate of deposit.

 

Council reprimands Smith, Karriem

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Embattled Columbus mayor and city councilman have agreed to drop assault charges against each other. The two also plan to have a discussion about the matter.

 

Old river bridge project in limbo

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When city officials credited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as partners in procuring $2 million to renovate the Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River at a press conference Wednesday, the supervisors were as surprised as anyone.

 

 

International dance event to benefit cancer treatment

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Janet Grace Choongo is considered at high risk for breast cancer. Her great-grandmother and grandmother both died of the disease.

 

After apology, Karriem arrested for fight with mayor

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem was arrested Monday for his role in the physical altercation he had with Mayor Robert Smith on Thursday.

 

WCBI: Smith and Karriem: Double Standard, Not Justice (link)

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Volunteer leader begins new chapter

Posted 4/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past five years, Meagan Coughlin has been the face of volunteerism in Columbus. As director of the Lowndes County United Way’s Community Volunteer Center, Coughlin has been at the center of hundreds of efforts to connect those in need with those in a position to help. And as the first person to helm the CVC, she’s laid the groundwork for an exemplary clearinghouse of good will.

 

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