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Link leader elaborates on new solar-silicon company

Posted 9/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Higgins, CEO of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link, knew what Rotary Club members wanted: They wanted to know more about Calisolar. And Higgins was happy to oblige, talking at length about the new industrial-development project during the club's monthly meeting, Tuesday afternoon at the Columbus Country Club.

 

Police investigate shots fired Saturday night in Columbus

Posted 9/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shots were fired Saturday night at the 2400 block of Fifth Avenue South, and Columbus Police are investigating the incident, Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said.

 

 

Columbus police investigating two weekend burglaries

Posted 9/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police report two burglaries occurring during the Labor Day weekend, one also involving an assault of the resident of an occupied dwelling.

 

 

Several services available for elderly and disabled through Medicaid waiver

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE -- For the elderly and disabled who don't want to live in a nursing home and are struggling to care for themselves in their own home, there's a program available with people ready to help.

 

 

Seventeen year old sentenced to 15 years for statutory rape

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tony Jennings will spend at least the next 10 years of his life behind bars. A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury found the 17 year old guilty on Wednesday for one count of statutory rape of a then-13-year-old girl. Judge Lee Coleman sentenced Jennings to 15 years at the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Friday with five of the years suspended and five years under post-release supervision.

 

 

Airport business looking to expand

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the businesses located near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport has plans to expand. The GTRA Authority met on Friday for a special meeting, to discuss possible incentives for the business, whose name is being withheld pending negotiations.

 

 

Altercation at Caledonia High raises safety concerns for resource officers

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For around 15 minutes, a Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputy basically was on his own. Other than help from Caledonia High School Assistant Principal Andy Stevens, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Deputy Scott Glasgow did not receive any assistance from bystanders during a physical altercation with two students on Aug. 15 at the school.

 

 

Dog who bit Columbus boy euthanized

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A dog that bit a 10-year-old boy Aug. 19 in Columbus was put to sleep earlier this week, Karen Johnwick, Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society director, said Saturday.

 

New Palmer Home director continues his life's mission of working with children

Posted 9/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steven Scott has dedicated his life to working with children. Now, the Whitehaven, Tenn., native has chosen to make Columbus his home, taking over as director of the local branch of Palmer Home for Children as former Executive Director Jeff Miller transfers to the organization's Hernando campus.

 

State lawmakers approve Calisolar incentives package

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.

 

 

Unoccupied trailer catches fire Thursday

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A trailer caught fire Thursday morning on Thaxton Road in Lowndes County, but no one was injured, County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said.

 

United Way kicks off fundraising efforts, sets $550,000 goal

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Having a servant heart was the theme at Thursday's United Way of Lowndes County campaign kickoff. It was a theme attendees could relate to, as they wiped the sweat from their brow to enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans.

 

United Way kicks off fundraising efforts, sets $550,000 goal

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Having a servant heart was the theme at Thursday's United Way of Lowndes County campaign kickoff. It was a theme attendees could relate to, as they wiped the sweat from their brow to enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans.

 

Navigating cancer: Nurses lead patients through difficult process

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Betty Price doesn't remember much about that April morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She remembers the pain and the way she couldn't stop crying. She remembers sitting next to her husband, Otis Price, and learning that her persistent cough was not pneumonia -- it was lung cancer.

Woman arrested for embezzlement

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pauline "Bernice" Lile, 61, of 1256 Lee Stokes Road, was arrested Thursday evening for alleged embezzlement against Gordman Insurance Services.

 

Dog that attacked child may be put to sleep

Posted 9/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The dog that bit a 10-year-old boy in Columbus less than two weeks ago might see his last day soon. The previous owners signed rights to the dog over to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society on Wednesday, and Humane Society officials said the animal may be put to sleep because it is too dangerous to adopt.

 

Emergency preparedness: Area response agencies test readiness for full-scale disaster

Posted 9/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It began at 8 a.m. when an armed man entered the building. The shooter fired at students on the first floor, and the emergency calls went out.

 

Man who attacked Shipley Donuts employees faces Oct.17 arraignment

Posted 9/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

STARKVILLE -- A Weir man accused of attacking two people at Shipley Donuts in May was indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned on Oct. 17.

 

 

Solar company to create 951 jobs in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi lawmakers will consider two incentive packages Friday that could bring 1,800 jobs to the state, including 951 to Lowndes County.

 

 

50-year-old Columbus man arrested in beating case

Posted 9/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police this morning arrested a man sought in a simple-assault case. Police arrested Jimmie Henley, 50, of 136 Rhonda Road, on charges of simple assault domestic violence, after Lt. Carroll Culpepper received information of where Henley was, at around 9 a.m. today.

 

 

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