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Library adds new resource center to help autistic children

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Library Director Alice Shands was in Lancaster, Penn. when she saw something that blew her away -- so much so that she knew immediately it was a service the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library should offer.



No injuries in Columbus Air Force Base jet malfunction

Posted 6/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot and student pilot escaped without injury Monday after the landing gear of their training jet malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to land on its belly with its wheels retracted.


Carlyle finds perfect fit at Heritage Academy

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy's new headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle, knows a thing or two about private education: The native Canadian attended Ridley College, an independent, co-educational boarding school in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The school's Latin motto, "Terar Dum Prosim," is loosely translated as "May I be consumed in service," and Carlyle has spent his life adhering to that principle. Now, as he takes the place of former Heritage Headmaster Tommy Gunn, he enters the next phase of his 21-year career in education.

Carpenter picks up board position

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter has been appointed to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. She was appointed by the state Senate by a vote of 52-0 after her confirmation hearing.

Miss-Ala Club fight leads to arrests

Posted 6/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a nightclub fight which led to the arrest of a Caledonia man and two men from Alabama.

CPD credits community's help in murder case arrest

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sewell faces murder charge in Vaughn shooting death

Wind Symphony serenades 2,000

Posted 6/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As concert-goers streamed up the hillside to the overlook at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday evening, waves of undulating heat rose from the ground, relentless, unforgiving. The reward went to those who persevered. The timing could not have been more carefully orchestrated. The American Wind Symphony Orchestra took the stage as the sun began its slow decline, and as the first strains of music rang out across the water, the sky blushed the palest of pinks, painting the Tennessee-Tombigbee in a palette of silvered lavender.

Columbus Police announce suspects in two murders

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police have announced the names of suspects in the 2011 murder of William Vaughan and the 1997 murder of George Wilbanks.

Passions converge for symphony founder Boudreau

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Boudreau is a man of many passions including music, art, architecture and life itself. These passions will converge Saturday as he opens the 2012 concert season for his American Wind Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Tombigbee River in Columbus.

Hester trial continued

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case of a Hamilton youth minister who allegedly filmed a woman changing clothes in the dressing room of a local store, has been continued.

Shuttle use encouraged, volunteers still needed for concert

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a large crowd expected at Saturday evening's performance of the acclaimed American Wind Symphony Orchestra, organizers are urging attendees to make use of available shuttles for the free event.

Lowndes County plans for new fire stations, renovations

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some Lowndes County fire stations are in line to receive renovations, Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said this week. At the June 15 meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the board voted to allow Fondren to advertise the dismantling of a substation in District 3 and the main station in District 2.


Columbus Police Academy up and running

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After being closed for several years, the Columbus Police Academy is back in business. The academy opened its doors in May to offer its services to area residents participating in a citizens academy.



Crime report 6-22-12

Posted 6/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating the robbery of a local pizza establishment.


New superintendent to make $150,000 in first year

Posted 6/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two weeks of contract negotiations, Dr. Martha Liddell finally signed the dotted line last Monday, agreeing to a three-year commitment as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District.


Principals named at CHS and CMS

Posted 6/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District named principals for Columbus High School and Columbus Middle School today during a special board meeting of the Board of Trustees. The two new principals will be familiar faces to parents and students; both are longtime assistant principals at the schools they will now run. Jill Savely will be the new principal at the high school, and Freda Dismukes will take the helm at the middle school.


Oboist prepares for symphony despite heat

Posted 6/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Glenda Bates is not an ordinary 27-year-old. With an effusive personality as bright as her joyful smile, she's smart, articulate, fun and funny. But she's also a serious and dedicated professional musician.


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