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Country club files for bankruptcy

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Country Club, a community landmark since 1923, has filed for bankruptcy after cutbacks failed to offset economic setbacks.

 

 

New Hope teen dies in shooting

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old New Hope student died in Tupelo early today after he was shot in the head in Lowndes County by three suspects, possibly in connection with a drive-by shooting early Thursday.

 

At Columbus' Hope House, a second chance at life

Posted 5/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jessica Howard read "Xanax" and "Lortab" on her illegally obtained prescriptions, they spelled "freedom and happiness" for her.

 

Arrest Report 5-19-11

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:

 

 

Lowndes teachers, parents, administrators recognized by county school board

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The school year is rapidly drawing to a close, and the Lowndes County School District is busy giving appreciation to its unsung heroes -- the administrators, teachers, and parents who sacrifice their time to the education and enrichment of children.

 

Redistricting dispute will be resolved, expert says

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1991 and 1992, the conflict over state redistricting ended in legislators having to run in two elections. This time, though the process still is in dispute, there is an end in sight, longtime journalist Sid Salter told Columbus Kiwanis Club members at their Wednesday meeting.

Liddell wants to keep departing Phillips' vision alive

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motivational poster on the wall of Dr. Martha Liddell's office sums up the leadership style she says has guided her throughout her 22-year career in the field of education: The image is a photograph of a bridge; the theme is teamwork.

 

Law firm returns legal fees to CVB

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The law firm of former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board member David Sanders gave $17,320.50 back to the CVB today amid accusations of ethical violations.

 

Local Destination ImagiNation team to compete in global finals

Posted 5/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the words "hydrologic energy cycle" elicit panicked flashbacks of dusty science books and test anxiety, you probably haven't met the seven Columbus Middle School students who have spent the past year mastering the wet stuff.

 

Welcome to the neighborhood: Link launches newcomer program

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link wants to do more than usher in new business and industry. The chamber of commerce and economic development merger wants to welcome newcomers to the area.

 

 

Columbus council appoints members to historic preservation, recreation boards

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council made six appointments Tuesday to the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

 

Columbus woman dies after head-on collision

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 65-year-old Columbus woman died at the hospital Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision on Highway 45 at 18th Avenue North.

 

Church seeks 'neutral' presence with downtown coffee shop, pastor says

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hope Community Church pastor Bo Jeffares cradled a cup of coffee at Beans and Cream in the Brickerton shopping center Monday afternoon and talked about his vision for his church and the downtown area.

 

Experts: Tourism board violated open meetings law

Posted 5/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to open meetings experts, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau illegally closed its April session to discuss two issues that should have been discussed openly.

 

 

Columbus High staff member stable after collapse at school

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus High School staff member is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Golden Triangle after collapsing Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

 

 

C-Town Cares benefit raises more than $15,000

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The C-Town Cares concert Sunday at the Riverwalk drew more than 1,200 people and raised more than $15,000 for Smithville tornado victims, according to event organizers.

 

Fewer people filling up as gas prices rise

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday afternoon, 68-year-old William Nance pumped $10 worth of gas into his pickup. At $3.96 a gallon, $10 in mid-grade fuel doesn't go as far as it used to.

 

CVB funds festivals, amid calls for more conservative spending

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amid accusations of playing "politics" with taxpayers' dollars, the Convention and Visitors Bureau voted to fund three festivals Monday and against funding a southside family reunion.

 

 

CVB board asks former director to return items

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director James Tsismanakis cleaned out his old office earlier this year, he was a little too thorough.

 

 

Market Street sales total more than $159,000, organizers say

Posted 5/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sales at this year's Market Street Festival totaled more than $159,000, bringing in $11,160.63 in tax collections. And that's just "the tip of the iceberg," according to Main Street Columbus Inc. Director Amber Murphree Brislin.

 

 

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