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Regional police agencies unite to solve old crimes

Posted 4/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Red and white signs still are peppered throughout the city of Columbus, displaying the faces of senior citizens killed in the late ’90s.

 

Economy primed for turnaround, Childers says

Posted 4/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After experiencing a rough patch in 2009 and the first three months of 2010, the nation’s economic outlook is in for a turnaround, according to a member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation.

 

Mayor, councilman Karriem fight at City Hall

Posted 4/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An argument between Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem boiled over into a physical fight at City Hall Thursday night.

 

Agreement gives W’s culinary program national standing

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With Wednesday’s signing of an articulation agreement between the Mississippi University for Women’s Culinary Arts Institute and the National Restaurant Association, the university will have a wider presence on the state and national levels, and a bigger opportunity to recruit more students to the program.

 

Prospect of same-sex prom couple draws mixed reactions

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The eyes of the nation are once again focused on Mississippi as a civil rights struggle plays out. But times have changed and so have the issues, and the question of lesbian students attending Itawamba Agricultural High School’s prom has local students buzzing about the topic.

 

Practice fire startles onlookers

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Motorists and others who saw black smoke around the area of 17th Street and 10th Avenue North Wednesday morning had no reason to panic as the Columbus Fire Department was conducting one of its regular practice fires.

 

West Point company to complete county schools roofing project

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District board members unanimously approved the recommendation of Graham Roofing of West Point to complete re-roofing projects for New Hope schools and others in the district at a special called meeting Wednesday .

 

 

Details sketchy in two accidents involving five vehicles, injuries

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are investigating two separate accidents — one with injuries, one without — that occurred this morning.

 

Columbus celebrates $2 million grant to turn bridge into walkway

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River in the background, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith Wednesday announced receipt of a $2 million grant to renovate the old bridge into a pedestrian walkway.

 

Undercover operations net drug arrests

Posted 4/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A joint undercover project between a city-county law enforcement agency and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics recently netted three arrests on drug charges.

 

 

Columbus ‘marathon’ starts Thursday

Posted 3/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It’s time to lace up the walking shoes. Columbus’ Possum Town Mile-A-Day Marathon officially begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, with registration and by a walk down the Riverwalk led by Mayor Robert Smith.

 

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.

 

 

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