COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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DUIs on the rise in Starkville, Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the number of drunk driving arrests decreased last year across Mississippi, Columbus and Starkville proved to be the exceptions.

 

Conference brings visitors, ‘spiritual impact’ to Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In what is anticipated to become a regular happening in Columbus, the Mississippi Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship is holding its 16th Annual State Conference in the Friendly City for the first time ever.

Giving back: Local football great shares success

Posted 3/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier leaves a wake of success everywhere he goes.

Columbus teen dies in early morning house fire

Posted 3/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager died from his injuries today after firefighters pulled him from his burning home.

 

VIDEO: Local Tea Party rallies in Columbus against health care plan

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local members of the Tea Party gathered in front of Travis Childer's Columbus office on Tuesday to rally against the pending health care bill.

 

 

Gavin: City ‘doing really well’

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speaking on behalf of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin Tuesday told the Columbus Rotarians the city is “doing really well.”

 

 

City tables request for E911 software

Posted 3/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request to purchase new software for Columbus and Lowndes County E911 operations.

 

Domtar to close Columbus plant, shed 219 jobs

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will lose 219 jobs in late April when the Domtar coated groundwood paper mill closes its doors.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Health Dept. ‘coming along’

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction on a new Health Department facility is proceeding as scheduled, Patsy Patterson of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday.

 

Teen wanted in fairgrounds shooting arrested

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen described Monday by Columbus police as a “person of interest” in a shooting incident Saturday night is now behind bars.

 

St. John: Accidents, auto burglaries preventable

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Helping the Columbus Police Department in its efforts to deter crime in the city is what the Minority Leadership Training and Development Program seeks to accomplish, according to Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor and program facilitator Leroy Brooks.

 

 

Developer allowed to change condo plan to rental units

Posted 3/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local developer can proceed with plans for his condominium project after making a request for changes.

 

 

Columbus police officers in Vicksburg incident lose appeal

Posted 3/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Columbus Police officers suspended for 15 days without pay over a May 2009 incident in the Vicksburg National Military Park have lost their appeal in Circuit Court.

 

‘It means a lot to me to stay involved’

Posted 3/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Working with special equestrians — a therapeutic horseback riding program for child and adults with special needs — is something Mississippi University for Women student Katie Banasiewicz has been involved with since her high school days in Birmingham, Ala.

 

Police enforce curfew amid shootings

Posted 3/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police say they’ll be out day and night enforcing a Spring Break curfew, especially after two weekend shooting incidents.

 

Family reflects on longtime business

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even buoyed by decades of fond memories and stories of several lifetimes, the Taloney family of Columbus is finding change painful.

 

County schools recognize top performers

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday was more award show than business meeting for the Lowndes County School District school board.

 

Country club hurt by tough economy

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In financial straits, steps are being taken to keep open the doors of the Columbus Country Club.

 

‘Clean Sweep’: Volunteers wanted

Posted 3/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteers still are needed to help clean the Friendly City.

 

 

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