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Corps of Engineers encourages swimmers to use life jackets

Posted 9/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although school is back in session, the weather is still warm, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a campaign to encourage swimmers to wear life jackets in the water.

 

Ex-addict rails on drugs' impact in community

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lee Garner checked in at the Pines Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center in Columbus and changed forever.

 

Body Walk: Students take a trip through the mind ... and the stomach, heart and skin

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Could there be a more appropriate field trip for a medical science magnet school than a journey through the human body?

 

Aurora lands unmanned vehicles contract

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System , which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility -- for the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications program.

 

 

Columbus Labor Day Closings

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Bar owner sues city, county for harassment

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fuhgetaboutit bar owner Freddie Fields has sued Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement agencies and officers for allegedly harassing him and his business.

 

Dispatch begins charging for some online content

Posted 9/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch began charging for some content on its website today, in a metered paywall program that will allow users of cdispatch.com free views on some content.

 

Columbus man charged with death of ex-girlfriend

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old Columbus man was charged Tuesday afternoon with beating his former girlfriend to death.

 

MUW receives $200 K science grant

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women recently received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Science Enrichment Program.

 

Woman suffers minor injuries after wreck

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 35-year-old Columbus woman was slightly injured Tuesday when she turned her SUV in front of a car northbound on Military Road.

Reserve officer gets 20 years for rape

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

MUW doesn't plan to lay off faculty

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.

 

 

Supes divided over bond money

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Jeff Smith and Leroy Brooks Tuesday again made appeals to improve the quality of life for residents of Crawford and Artesia, using part of a bond issue approved for renovations and additions.

 

 

Aurora expected to double workforce in light of new contract

Posted 9/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System -- which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility.

 

 

Former reserve officer sentenced to 20 years for statutory rape

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former reserve Columbus police officer was sentenced to 20 years in the state prison this morning after pleading guilty to statutory rape last week.

 

 

Deputies investigate Columbus woman's death

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 38-year-old Columbus woman who worked as a cook at the Waffle House was killed Sunday or Monday after her Lowndes County apartment was broken into.

 

Lowndes puts 'dysfunctional' health department facility in the past as it celebrates opening of new location

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Health Department showed off its new, $2.8 million, state-of-the-art facility at a grand opening celebration Monday.

 

Police urge caution after alleged abduction attempt

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are urging caution after an attempted child abduction was reported Friday night.

 

 

MUW to host disaster drill

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes emergency response agencies, in cooperation with Mississippi University for Women and Columbus Air Force Base, will conduct a disaster drill on Wednesday, at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the MUW campus.

 

Congressional review: Arts school gets A-plus (video)

Posted 8/31/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School are less than a month into the school year and already have performed for a U.S. congressman.

 

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