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MUW e-college signs pact with more junior colleges

Posted 7/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A memorandum of agreement recently signed between Mississippi University for Women's online college, V3 College, and two Mississippi junior colleges has sealed a long-term partnership among the three institutions.

 

Council questions productivity of city work crews

Posted 7/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a retreat for city officials Monday, the Columbus City Council expressed concerns of underutilized police substations and underperforming Public Works Department crews.

 

Big names to headline upcoming festivals

Posted 7/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus festivals are rejoicing this week. The Seventh Avenue Festival was designated as a top festival in the Southeast, and the Sam Hairston Celebration received financial backing for its musical lineup.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Putting a new face on Columbus

Posted 7/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After working in Memphis for 20 years, Columbus architect Bryan Brown returned several years ago to the hometown that shaped him. Now he's helping reshape his hometown.

 

Store cashier hit over head during robbery

Posted 7/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cashier at a Lowndes County gas station was hit over the head during an armed robbery on Saturday.

 

 

Herbicide vegetation management starts

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Electric Power Association has begun its annual herbicide vegetation management. Around one-tenth of all 4-County power outages are attributable to vegetation issues -- trees, branches, etc. So, it is important to maintain a healthy right-of-way. In July, 4-County contractors began applying herbicide to some 533 miles of line across the service area in the Columbus, Macon and West Point districts.

 

Summer in the South: From cookies to ice cream, State Fountain offers decadent delights

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pouring rain couldn't stop Bruce Wilson from getting his fix.

 

Red Cross searches for new Oktibbeha leader

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The American Red Cross is looking for someone to manage its Oktibbeha County office.

 

Young cadets learn fire safety, emergency preparedness

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of children rushed to put out a blaze in the backyard of the Columbus Boys and Girls Club, last week.

Checkmate: Columbus, Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs square off in battle of the minds

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"How many teenagers play chess these days?" That's the question posed by Dr. Melvin Ray, president of the board of trustees of the Golden Triangle Boys and Girls Club. Obviously, the question is rhetorical, but the Columbus and Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs are trying to literally increase the mystery number.

 

Brigham to speak at W Lowndes County Alums meeting

Posted 7/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association will host its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, July 22, at the Columbus Country Club. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:45 a.m. All MUW alums and friends are invited to attend. Officers will be installed to serve for the 2010-11 year.

 

Businessman resurrects local eatery

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After resurrecting Barnhill's yet again -- this time as an alternative to fast food dining -- and lowering the prices, business is booming, owner Steve Barnhill said Wednesday.

 

Columbus woman dies before car accident

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman died on Tuesday morning after becoming unconscious in the car she was driving.

 

 

MPB: 'Fresh Air' cut due to 'explicit' content

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Public Broadcasting's decision to cut the nationally syndicated program "Fresh Air" from Think Radio was due primarily to "discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature," according to a statement released Thursday by MPB Executive Director Dr. Judith Lewis.

 

 

CAFB to hold major exercise

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 14th Flying Training Wing will hold a large base-wide exercise on Thursday, June 17. The exercise will test the wings ability to respond to an hostile event on the installation.

 

 

Tax Commission: Ruben's liquor license to be revoked

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ruben's Fish House has been notified its alcoholic beverage sales permit is being revoked.

 

Omnova strikers stand firm

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Elliott has a wife and four children, ages 21, 19, 17 and 13. And for nearly two months, he's been without his regular pay, living on weekly stipends from his union.

Water valves replaced as part of 182 paving project

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In anticipation of an upcoming repaving project, the Columbus Light and Water Department just finished replacing water valves on Main Street.

 

Lowndes County offices set to move next month

Posted 7/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County administrative offices next week will move into their new office building.

 

 

Organizer: No Johnny Cash festival this year

Posted 7/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.

 

 

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