COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Grant helps light path to college for Columbus High students

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $15,000 grant is illuminating the path to college for students at Columbus High School’s McKellar Technology Center.

 

Taggers spray-paint more than a dozen cars in downtown Columbus

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least a dozen cars and trucks south of downtown Columbus, mostly along Third Avenue South, were marked with black and orange spray paint late Saturday night.

 

College Board OKs technology, public safety degrees at MUW

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board recently approved two new degree programs at Mississippi University for Women which are aimed at transfer students and public safety administrators.

 

 

Judge to hear motions in Holliman murder case

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A hearing for a post-trial motion for convicted murderer Brian Holliman of Caledonia is scheduled this month in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Poster contest plants seeds of knowledge

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area learned how properly selected and planted trees conserve energy by participating in the cooperative’s first annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

 

High schools' top minds tested at EMCC Olympiad

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The smart kids were out to get paid Friday at East Mississippi Community College’s fourth annual Scholar’s Olympiad.

 

 

'Vicksburg Four' to have their day in court

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The appeal case of four Columbus police officers who lost a month’s salary after a May 5 incident at the Vicksburg National Military Park is scheduled to be heard during the February term of Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Consultant studies possible Columbus annexation areas

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Watson and other representatives of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson this week spoke to city department heads to gather data for a continuing annexation study.

 

With merger, name change off table, what's next for The W?

Posted 2/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opinions about the future of Mississippi University for Women are as diverse as the many groups who hold a stake in the college’s success. But a couple truths are universally accepted: MUW is facing serious challenges and nobody knows how to meet them.

 

Columbus police hit streets to serve old warrants

Posted 2/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police got an early start Thursday morning and continued through the day as they served warrants and arrested individuals who have not taken advantage of the new court amnesty program.

 

 

New group works to help curb underage drinking in Columbus

Posted 2/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acquiring new members and planning new projects was the focus of a Thursday meeting of an organization designed to curb underage drinking in Lowndes County.

 

 

January report: CPD fields disturbance, theft calls

Posted 2/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department fielded 173 calls in January, as the department put emphasis on disturbance and stolen-property calls, officials said.

 

Lowndes County phasing out state inmate program

Posted 2/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Come April 1, inmates of the state of Mississippi will no longer be housed in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center as part of a cost-cutting measure by the Mississippi Legislature.

Toyota dealership receives needed parts, begins servicing local vehicles

Posted 2/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus’ Carl Hogan Toyota received parts Thursday needed to fix faulty gas pedals for the “hundreds and hundreds” of area Toyota owners affected by a nationwide recall, the dealership’s manager said.

 

Fundraiser planned for family who lost home in fire

Posted 2/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department hopes to help one of its own rebuild her life one hamburger and two hot dogs at a time.

 

 

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival named top 20 event in the Southeast for 2010

Posted 2/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

ATLANTA, Ga. — Southeast Tourism Society has named the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival in Columbus one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2010. 

 

 

Burning cooking pot causes fire at Columbus home

Posted 2/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Department officials determined fire from a cooking pot on a stove caused a fire Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Jimmy Richard.

 

EMCC eyes The W to consolidate programs

Posted 2/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In what could be the prelude to a move Rep. Jeff Smith says could save the university, The W has begun offering an extension of East Mississippi Community College’s tuition-guarantee program.

 

Arrest report

Posted 2/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

People were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

City collects $27,000 in first day of amnesty program

Posted 2/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $27,000 was collected in the first day of a program giving court amnesty to citizens who pay outstanding fines, city officials said Tuesday.

 

 

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