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Funeral arrangements for local activist set

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funeral services for Scotty Daniels, a popular local community activist and former radio personality, will be held Monday at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Dora, Ala.

 

MSMS graduate returns to school with a message

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than five years after completing studies at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Will Miller came back to campus Saturday with a message: Computer games can be fun and educational.

 

Candidates qualify for judge seats

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All three incumbent candidates — Kenneth M. Burns, Dorothy W. Colom and Jim Davidson — have qualified for the District 14 Chancery Court judge seat.

 

 

Woman assaulted with table leg

Posted 2/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department continues to investigate an aggravated assault which took place Saturday morning and left one person in the hospital.

 

A surprise honor for Columbus' Teacher of the Year

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Schools crowned its Teacher of the Year Thursday via sneak attack. CMSD Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips, Mayor Robert Smith, school board member Glenn Lautzenhiser and Columbus High School Principal Craig Shannon dropped in on Cindy Ming’s third period U.S. History class unannounced to inform her she had been selected as the district’s top teacher.

 

State universities launch tuition assistance programs

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.

 

Planning for the future: Columbus moves forward with new blueprint for city (VIDEO)

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most city residents who spoke in favor of a comprehensive plan, during a public hearing Thursday, served on the committee reviewing the need for a plan. But they agreed the council should proceed with hiring a firm to help develop a long-term plan for the city.

 

Fired Columbus firefighter plans appeal

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Fire Department firefighter Mitchell Banks is seeking to appeal the decision made in January by the Columbus Civil Service Commission to uphold his termination, according to papers filed in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

Local radio personality, activist 'Scotty D' Daniels dies at 45

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus lost one of her biggest fans Thursday afternoon. Scotty Daniels, 45, a community activist and former radio personality known across the country as “Scotty D,” died Thursday of undetermined causes.

 

MUW students, faculty welcome shared degrees with Miss. State

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.

 

 

Miss. State, MUW embark on plan to share degrees, services

Posted 2/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."

 

 

MSU, MUW announce cooperation in nursing, food studies programs

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.

 

 

MUW, Mississippi State to explore 'consolidation,' Limbert says

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.

 

 

Miss. State committee suggests series of cost-saving measures

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 60 recommendations resulting from a three-month effort are being released by a Mississippi State committee charged last October with identifying ways to respond to higher education budget cuts.

 

 

Arrest report

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus residents indicted on separate charges are scheduled to have their cases heard during the May term of Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

MUW to host dance, activities for Haiti

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women’s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center.

 

 

Reward increases for at-large convict

Posted 2/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Reward money for information pledged by private individuals to be used in leading to the arrest of Kenneth Macon has increased from $800 to $1,100, according to Columbus Police Department officials.

 

 

Ex-Reserve officer’s rape trial continued

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of a former Columbus Police Department reserve officer has been continued until May, according to a Lowndes County Circuit Court spokesman.

 

Businesswoman appointed to school board

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday appointed Currie Fisher to the Columbus Municipal School District board seat vacated by Julie Jordan.

 

State to pave, stripe city roads

Posted 2/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a meeting Tuesday of the Columbus City Council, Mayor Robert Smith announced Mississippi Department of Transportation officials agreed to mill, pave and stripe Plymouth Road, Main Street and Highway 182, to the Alabama state line, after Smith sought assistance on the city’s behalf.

 

 

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