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Storm causes minor power outages in Columbus

Posted 3/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lightning was the culprit as some areas of downtown Columbus and a housing subdivision were without power early this morning, while surrounding areas did not report any major problems.

 

 

CAFB flight instructor recalls days of thunder

Posted 3/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the days are long and being away from family for many days and weeks takes its toll, taking part in the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Team, better known as the Thunderbirds, has a good side, says Lt. Col. Rob “Red” Skelton of Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Columbus board puts 'dreams' on hold

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although an open house for a facility to house a day care, homeless shelter, after-school programs and church services, among other things, is scheduled for Thursday, the Columbus Planning Commission has yet to approve the project.

One letter away: Lowndes County’s champion speller climbs way to second place showing in Mid-South Spelling Bee

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Fain found her voice Saturday at the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis. Literally.

 

Lowndes board reappoints Sanders president

Posted 3/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a 3 to 2 vote, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors this morning reappointed District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders as board president.

 

 

Video from Robert Gibson's art show

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Video from African Children's Choir Reception at RAC

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This video was shot at the reception for the African Children's Choir that was held at the RAC in downtown Columbus on March 5, 2010.

 

Juvante Burks combines faith, love of music in MUW radio show

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Picture the scene. It’s a Sunday night in 1985. A DJ at the local skating rink digs through crates of vinyl, playing the latest soul, funk, R&B and pop records.

 

City collects more than $210,000 in first month of amnesty program

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since the city of Columbus implemented its amnesty program for outstanding Municipal Court fines on Feb. 1, the dividends have started paying off — financially and in the number of warrants served.

 

 

Magazine ranks Columbus seventh among nation’s micropolitans in attracting industry

Posted 3/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2008, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins called for the area to keep “feeding the monster” — the “monster” being industrial development. It’s paid off.

 

Sanders proudest of industrial park work during tenure

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although he did it because of a lack of support, resigning as president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has freed District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders to better fight for his constituents.

Turning the tide in Crawford

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turning into town from 245, the cares of the rest of the world seem to slip away. The streets are quiet, detached from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. The quiet town -- once bustling with energy -- has declined in population and businesses over the years.

 

Benefit fun walk/run set for March 27

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Lowndes County leaders is inviting the public take a walk — or a run — for a worthy cause.

 

 

Friends’ book sale set, volunteers needed

Posted 3/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The annual spring Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held at Leigh Mall in Columbus Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

American Eurocopter celebrates its 100th helicopter delivery at Lowndes County plant

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

American Eurocopter celebrated a milestone Thursday at its Lowndes County plant.

Tjajuan Boswell’s efforts to beautify city recognized by Exchange Club

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To make anything work for the common good of the community and its people, it takes more than one person to get the job done. That’s the philosophy of the Columbus Exchange Club’s 2010 Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award Winner, Tjajuan Boswell.

Construction work set to begin on Columbus hotels

Posted 3/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction work will soon begin on two hotels and restaurant space planned for the intersection of 18th Avenue North and Highway 82 in Columbus.

 

Circuit Court 3-3-2010

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District Circuit judges James Kitchens and Lee Howard handed down sentences during the February term of Lowndes County Circuit Court:

 

 

Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.

 

 

Few turn out to register ‘vicious’ dogs with CPD

Posted 3/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A low number of citizens responding to voluntarily registering their dangerous or vicious animals has the Columbus Police Department planning to take different measures.

 

 

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