COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Visitors bring Italian touch to city

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus got a taste of Italy this week. Or is it the other way around?

 

Speaker urges Tea Partiers to 'get back to Constitution'

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tea Party must look for conservative candidates, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for government and public policy for the American Family Association, told an audience of about 50 people at a Tax Day rally on the steps of the Lowndes County Courthouse.

 

Tennessee Williams dedication to be held on MUW campus today

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There will be a dedication to Mississippi author and Columbus native Tennessee Williams at Mississippi University for Women’s Fant Memorial Library on today at 4 p.m.

 

 

Childers announces grant for Artesia fire station

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep. Travis Childers announced $475,302 in Recovery Act funding for Grenada and Lowndes Counties.

 

 

Only one qualified for new judge’s seat

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2005, lawmakers voted to add a third judge to the 16th Circuit Court to represent Noxubee and Clay counties. But, so far, only one person has qualified for the seat in the upcoming election.

 

 

Fire chief named to task force

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Ken Moore has been named a task force leader for 2010-12 by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

Be Counted: Friday deadline to mail back questionnaires

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday is the last day to return 2010 Census forms by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will accept all census forms mailed on or before April 16, after which Census Bureau workers will visit individual households to collect the data.

 

 

State treasurer ‘ready for normalcy’

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state’s spending of federal dollars is not “sustainable” for the future, Treasurer Tate Reeves Wednesday told members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club.

 

 

Business as usual on tax deadline

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the deadline to file your income taxes hours away — before closing time at local post offices, to be precise — some area tax filing services say they’re getting a little more business, while other accountants say it’s business as usual.

 

 

Arrest report 4-15-2010

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Police investigate shots fired into house

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department continues investigating a drive-by shooting incident which resulted in no injuries.

 

 

City, county want tourism board to pay for bridge repairs

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Restoring the old river bridge mostly will benefit tourism, the Columbus City Council said Tuesday, asking the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to pay a required $400,000 match for funds to do the work.

 

MUW welcomes alumni for Homecoming events

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will welcome alumni back to campus for special events to celebrate Homecoming.

Police beef up downtown presence

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local business leaders consider it a win-win situation for keeping crime down in downtown Columbus.

 

Mayor plans unity picnic

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Free food, music and fun is available for all Saturday, say city officials, hoping for a large crowd for the mayor’s second annual Unity Picnic.

 

 

Tea Party rallies set for Tax Day

Posted 4/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While citizens across the country file last-minute tax returns Thursday, members of the nation’s Tea Party organizations, including those in Columbus and Starkville, will rally to voice their displeasure with the federal government.

 

 

One step closer to the dream

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Genesis Church will be allowed to have a child day care center at the old Hughes school building but not a homeless shelter, according to a unanimous recommendation made at Monday’s Columbus Planning Commission meeting.

 

 

Judge officially drops charges against mayor, councilman

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The simple assault charges Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward Five Councilman Kabir Karriem filed against one another have been officially dropped, according to Lowndes County Justice Court officials.

 

A smooth transition: Columbus elementary schools get ready for fifth-graders

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction of 18 fifth-grade classrooms is right on time at three Columbus elementary schools.

New Zealand customs agent presents coin to police chief

Posted 4/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although this is the second time Bill and Paulette Kane have made the trek from Papakura, New Zealand, to Mississippi, they admire the state and see many positive virtues.

 

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