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Congressman touts Severstal’s ‘tremendous impact’

Posted 3/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Taking an opportunity to visit one of the important industries located near his district was what brought Mississippi’s U.S. Third District Rep. Gregg Harper to the Severstal-Columbus facility on Tuesday.

 

Officials anticipate more gang activity as summer approaches

Posted 3/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With school letting out in the next few weeks, community leaders are looking at ways to resolve the city’s gang problems.

 

 

Mayor, MDOT to announce grant for bridge walkway

Posted 3/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Butch Brown, the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will announce a $2 million grant at Riverwalk Park in Columbus.

 

 

WCBI: International business thrives in Columbus (link)

Posted 3/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

PBS: Former Dispatch reporter and CHS student, William Mauldin, reports from Moscow on terrorist attacks (link)

Posted 3/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

William Mauldin is a former Columbus High and MSMS student who is now deputy bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal in Moscow. He was interviewed on PBS Newshour on March 29, 2010.

 

Storm causes flood of calls for car, roof repairs

Posted 3/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Insurance companies and body shops have had their hands full since a severe hailstorm hit the Golden Triangle on March 11, as car and home owners make claims for repairs.

 

Link works to land 15 companies

Posted 3/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last year was slow for economic development, but this year’s a different story, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Monday.

 

‘It’s just sad’: More than $1,000 in damage at Propst Park; authority to install cameras

Posted 3/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of vandals cost the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority more than $1,000 in damage late Saturday night as they tore through Propst Park, but the total cost continues to rise.

 

New bridges to aid Lowndes steel industry expansion

Posted 3/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In troubled economic times, what Lowndes County needs is a bridge over busy waters. Or better yet, two bridges. At no cost locally. And for a Columbus contractor to win the job just as a Lowndes County industry expands.

 

VIDEO: Annual Friends of the Library sale goes by the book

Posted 3/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a warm Saturday afternoon, a small but steady crowd browsed shelves and tables lined with books in Leigh Mall during the Friends of the Library annual book sale to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

Road dedication: A 'Happy' welcome to Air Force base

Posted 3/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When people arrive at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, they will receive a welcome from Happy Irby in the form of the newly-named George “Happy” Irby Parkway.

 

Lowndes County school district honors parents of the year

Posted 3/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District last month honored its school-level parents of the year.

 

 

Federal grants aid Starkville, Columbus airports

Posted 3/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Airport and George M. Bryan Field in Starkville are two of the more than 30 state airport facilities getting grants from an $8.6 million federal Airport Improvement Program.

 

 

Group stresses need for early education

Posted 3/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A need has been identified in Mississippi that affects education, business and economics. Awareness of the need is nothing new, but a deeper understanding of its impact has spurred a group of business and education leaders to hit the road and spread the word.

 

 

Court amnesty program total up to $330,000

Posted 3/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the April 30 deadline approaching for the city’s amnesty program for outstanding municipal court fines, the numbers continue to grow — both in the number of warrants served, and the amount of fines being collected.

 

Lowndes United Way makes gains during down economy

Posted 3/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a good year for the United Way of Lowndes County. Despite a sluggish economy, the 55-year-old community service umbrella organization managed to raise $20,000 more than last year’s campaign total, and Allocation Chair Stewart Stafford says it will provide near-level funding to its 18 nonprofit agencies. But money is only half the story, so the United Way threw a party Wednesday to thank its better half.

Administrator touts Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway’s impact

Posted 3/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.

 

Woman arrested for hitting man with car

Posted 3/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was arrested Wednesday night by Columbus police for her role in an afternoon hit-and-run incident on 20th Street North.

 

 

Leadership group raising funds for domestic violence shelter

Posted 3/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tucked away, just off the road at a secret location in Lowndes County, is a large white home.

 

 

VIDEO: Frank Ferguson interview March 23, 2010

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dispatch News Editor Garthia Burnett interviews Lowndes County Supervisor Frank Ferguson.

 

 

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