COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Schools fight slim budgets

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout the state, school districts are faced with cutting areas they never have in the past. And one thing is clear as school leaders struggle to preserve the classroom: Nothing is sacred.

 

Blues festival a celebration

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crowds of all ages Saturday celebrated good food, music and community at the third annual Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival.

 

New guidelines to control LED signs

Posted 7/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials hope to present new guidelines governing the quality of LED electronic signs in the city, within a 60-day moratorium period on such signs passed by the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Fourth of July closings

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Holiday closings

 

 

Alleged drunk driver kills motorcyclist

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was killed Thursday evening when a drunk driver struck his motorcycle on Highway 45 North, police said.

 

 

Man who robbed shoe store identified by declined check

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Nevada man is being sought for an armed robbery at Burlington Shoes in Columbus.

 

 

Columbus High names new football coach

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School didn't look far to find its next head football coach.

 

 

Tobacco store burglarized

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus smoke shop was vandalized and burglarized early this morning.

 

Oktibbeha Red Cross director quits amid statewide restructuring

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mood was somber Thursday at the Oktibbeha County chapter of the American Red Cross.

The fossil hunter: Area man spends time hunting rocks, other odd items (VIDEO)

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not exactly clear where the treasure was found. All Joe Nowell knows is that it's his now.

 

4-County names Parra interim general manager

Posted 7/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Electric Power Association Board of Directors has appointed Dale Parra as the cooperative's interim general manager.

 

 

Man wanted in Macon shooting found dead in Starkville home

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville man wanted for a shooting in Macon Tuesday night was found dead in the home of his estranged wife Wednesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

 

OPERATION STREET HEAT: Joint effort leads to 27 arrests, with most during Wednesday sweep

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies joined forces to arrest 27 suspected drug offenders in Columbus and Lowndes County.

 

County OKs mapping software, roof repairs

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Wednesday voted to spend $9,000 to update Geographical Information System mapping for new software the supervisors and Columbus City Council earlier voted to purchase for Lowndes County and Columbus E911 operations

 

 

Columbus Independence Day closings

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Southside blues fest on for Saturday

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third annual Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival will be held this weekend. There will be softball tournaments today and Friday, and musical acts will play all afternoon and evening on Saturday.

 

Area businesses make the Best in Mississippi list

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several Golden Triangle businesses were listed among the state's best in Mississippi Magazine's recently released Best of Mississippi rankings.

Hargett named top volunteer by Red Cross

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tenn-Tom Chapter of the Red Cross held its 93rd annual report to the community on Tuesday night at the Hogarth Dining Hall at the Mississippi University for Women. Kenneth Hargett was presented with the Andy Morris Volunteer of the Year Award.

 

Columbus school district's 2010-2011 budget down $6 million

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2010-2011 Columbus Municipal School District budget is $6 million lighter than last year's budget, yet still came in almost $1 million under expenditures, officials said Tuesday at a public hearing.

 

 

Hewes: Oil has state down, but not out

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oil spill from the April 20 explosion of a BP offshore oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has left Mississippi down, but far from out, Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Harrison, the state senate's president pro tempore and a candidate for lieutenant governor, said Tuesday.

 

 

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