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Magazine ranks Columbus seventh among nation’s micropolitans in attracting industry

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2008, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins called for the area to keep “feeding the monster” — the “monster” being industrial development. It’s paid off.

 

Sanders proudest of industrial park work during tenure

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although he did it because of a lack of support, resigning as president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has freed District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders to better fight for his constituents.

Turning the tide in Crawford

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turning into town from 245, the cares of the rest of the world seem to slip away. The streets are quiet, detached from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. The quiet town -- once bustling with energy -- has declined in population and businesses over the years.

 

Benefit fun walk/run set for March 27

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Lowndes County leaders is inviting the public take a walk — or a run — for a worthy cause.

 

 

Friends’ book sale set, volunteers needed

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual spring Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at Leigh Mall in Columbus Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

American Eurocopter celebrates its 100th helicopter delivery at Lowndes County plant

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

American Eurocopter celebrated a milestone Thursday at its Lowndes County plant.

Tjajuan Boswell’s efforts to beautify city recognized by Exchange Club

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To make anything work for the common good of the community and its people, it takes more than one person to get the job done. That’s the philosophy of the Columbus Exchange Club’s 2010 Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award Winner, Tjajuan Boswell.

Construction work set to begin on Columbus hotels

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction work will soon begin on two hotels and restaurant space planned for the intersection of 18th Avenue North and Highway 82 in Columbus.

 

Circuit Court 3-3-2010

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District Circuit judges James Kitchens and Lee Howard handed down sentences during the February term of Lowndes County Circuit Court:

 

 

Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.

 

 

Few turn out to register ‘vicious’ dogs with CPD

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A low number of citizens responding to voluntarily registering their dangerous or vicious animals has the Columbus Police Department planning to take different measures.

 

Kids at Columbus elementary school inspired by classmate with heart problem

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kindergartner Tabby Karr is Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School’s jump rope queen, even if she can’t skip along with her classmates during a physical education unit on heart health.

 

MSMS teacher finalist for presidential award

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A math teacher at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is one of three Mississippi finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science.

 

 

Paccar ramps up for opening

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of Lowndes County’s newest industries is getting ready to start its motor — literally — by this summer.

 

New coalition has sights set on improving education

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When underprivileged children need help, their parents go to nonprofit organizations. But who do nonprofit organizations go to when they need help assisting children? Answer: The Coalition.

 

City works toward comprehensive plan

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a contract for Birmingham, Ala.-based KPS Group Inc. to begin developing a comprehensive plan for the city.

 

 

Caledonia board discusses keeping up grave markers

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen tabled a request from Elisa Barnes Shizak concerning upkeep and maintenance of grave markers at Unity Cemetery.

 

 

Circuit Court Report — 3/3/10

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sentences in cases ranging from drug possession and manufacturing drug charges to false pretense were handed down during the February term of 16th Circuit Court in Lowndes County.

 

 

YMCA Zumbathon benefits Haiti earthquake victims

Posted 3/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The downtown Columbus YMCA will host a Zumbathon from 9-11 a.m. Saturday to benefit Haiti earthquake victims.

 

 

Sanders: Rift led to resignation

Posted 3/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders says a deep political rift led him to unexpectedly resign his seat at the head of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday.

 

 

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