COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Red Cross, bank team to spread word of fire safety

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Home fires are the country’s greatest disaster threat, but they are also the most preventable, according to Becky Thomas, executive director of the Tenn-Tom chapter of the American Red Cross. Thomas made these comments Tuesday at a press conference at the North Columbus branch of Citizens National Bank.

 

 

Property owners unified in opposition to 'slum lord' ordinance

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the meeting room of the Columbus Municipal Complex was all but filled, only a small handful of people spoke about the City Council’s proposed “slum lord” ordinance at a Tuesday public hearing. All spoke in opposition to the measure.

 

MUW's Limbert reflects on presidency, says she has 'no regrets'

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Claudia Limbert reclined sightly, relaxing her arms over a signature dark blazer. "What more could you ask?" her expression seemed to imply, as she prepared to answer questions posed by The Dispatch editorial board.

 

Parolee still at large after attack

Posted 2/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police continue to be on the lookout for Kenneth Macon, who is considered as a person of interest in an attack and robbery on Monday that sent a Columbus couple to the hospital.

 

Gone fishin': Motorists scoop up catfish from overturned truck on Highway 82

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of Oktibbeha County residents gathered Tuesday morning at the intersection of Highway 82 and Douglastown Road with their coolers in tow as work crews cleaned up the remains of an overturned catfish truck in the median.

 

Officials: Pond to be completed within month

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials Monday night updated residents on a Lawrence Drive detention pond, during a community meeting held by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens.

 

 

City dubs Feb. 14-20 School board Recognition Week

Posted 2/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus school board breezed through a half-hour meeting Monday that consisted largely of photo opportunities.

 

Catfish in the Alley 2010 Photos & Video

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Catfish in the Alley took place on Catfish Alley on February 5 & 6 in Columbus, MS

Couple attacked with knife, hammer in home; suspect could be escaped inmate

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus couple was stabbed and attacked with a hammer by a man they found inside their home Monday, and a Lowndes County parolee who is at large after skipping out on a 48-hour pass may be connected, police said.

Fire strikes townhouse apartment; no one injured

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred Monday at the Canterbury Apartments. No one was injured.

Starting over: Columbus family that lost everything in fire counts blessings

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lisa Lang, a Columbus deputy Municipal Court clerk, knows her family is lucky in the sense that they’re all alive and healthy. But standing amid the charred remains of her home Saturday, her voice was filled with emotion.

 

State considers allowing ads on school buses

Posted 2/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Those traditional yellow school buses might soon be decorated with advertising, if some Mississippi lawmakers get their way.

 

 

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.

 

 

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