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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.

 

 

Arrest report

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Visiting instructors bring unique science lessons to Stokes-Beard’s Success Academy

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How can a fully inflated, air-tight balloon shrivel to a third its original size and fill with water, then be reinflated and the water evaporated simply by blowing on it?

 

Link works to overcome challenges of losing county’s 12th-largest employer

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The county’s 12th-largest employer shutting down next month will be the biggest closing Lowndes County has seen in a decade. And economic leaders already are working to mitigate the blow.

 

 

College prep: Career fair to help students plan for the future

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The benefits of college are well documented. The path to college has been extensively highlighted. But local educators say too many students don’t expect to attend college.

 

Cadden: Haiti still in bad shape

Posted 3/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A chance for Christians to step in and help others is how Kathy Cadden describes the relief work being done for Haitians who are recovering from the January earthquake.

 

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