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West Point gears up for charrette

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point is gearing up to host the same charrette team that visited Columbus in September to offer comprehensive suggestions for improving and promoting the city.

 

 

YMCA hosts healthy kids day

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Frank Phillips YMCA and Columbus Kiwanis Club present “YMCA Healthy Kids Day” on April 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the downtown YMCA.

 

Columbus kicks into high gear prepping for festival

Posted 4/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.

 

Heritage Academy: Patriot band scores superior at band festival (link)

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

AndyK: March 2010 real estate sales stats (link)

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Caledonia explores investing portion of general fund

Posted 4/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA — With more than $130,000 in Caledonia’s general fund, Caledonia Mayor George Gerhart is exploring the possibility of using some of the money to invest in an interest-bearing certificate of deposit.

 

Council reprimands Smith, Karriem

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Embattled Columbus mayor and city councilman have agreed to drop assault charges against each other. The two also plan to have a discussion about the matter.

 

Old river bridge project in limbo

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When city officials credited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as partners in procuring $2 million to renovate the Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River at a press conference Wednesday, the supervisors were as surprised as anyone.

 

 

International dance event to benefit cancer treatment

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Janet Grace Choongo is considered at high risk for breast cancer. Her great-grandmother and grandmother both died of the disease.

 

After apology, Karriem arrested for fight with mayor

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem was arrested Monday for his role in the physical altercation he had with Mayor Robert Smith on Thursday.

 

WCBI: Smith and Karriem: Double Standard, Not Justice (link)

Posted 4/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Volunteer leader begins new chapter

Posted 4/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the past five years, Meagan Coughlin has been the face of volunteerism in Columbus. As director of the Lowndes County United Way’s Community Volunteer Center, Coughlin has been at the center of hundreds of efforts to connect those in need with those in a position to help. And as the first person to helm the CVC, she’s laid the groundwork for an exemplary clearinghouse of good will.

Mayor, councilman: 'I'm sorry'

Posted 4/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The mayor of Columbus this morning issued an apology for his part in a Thursday altercation with Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem. And Karriem held a press conference at the Municipal Complex to “apologize” and to set the record straight, he said. “I would like to take this time to offer a sincere apology to my family, my friends and fellow council members, and especially to the citizens of Columbus for the event that took place at City Hall on Thursday night,” Columbus Mayor Robert Smith wrote in a prepared statement e-mailed this morning.

 

Slam Dunk on Cancer: Police take to the courts for a good cause

Posted 4/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During the weekend of April 9-10, members of the Columbus Police Department and other basketball junkies are going to hit the courts, not just to show off their roundball skills, but to help a good cause.

 

 

Full text of Mayor Smith's apology letter

Posted 4/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith issued an apology letter this morning regarding the incident that took place on April 1, 2010.

 

 

State approves $15M for C&G rail project

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Senate last week approved $15 million in matching funds toward the reconstruction of a 90-mile stretch of the former Columbus and Greenville Railway line.

 

Easter bunny arrested for disorderly conduct

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Easter Bunny of Leigh Mall Friday was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Councilman plans public statement on fist fight with mayor

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem plans Monday to make a statement about a physical altercation with Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.

 

Block party to help kick off Columbus Pilgrimage Monday

Posted 4/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.

 

 

WCBI: Easter Bunny arrested at Leigh Mall (link)

Posted 4/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

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