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Kangaroo, other exotic animals visit library

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.

In Lowndes, 23 percent on government assistance

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Harrison, Lowndes Co. leader, dies at 69

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.

Lt. Gov. speaks at Lowndes County Republican Women lunch

Posted 6/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke at the Lowndes County Republican Women's monthly lunch at Lion Hills at noon Tuesday.

School board debates pay additions for coaches, teachers

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to approve 58 supplements for teachers who coach or sponsor extracurricular activities, but the board argued over them for nearly an hour.

Columbus lands 2016 rural tourism conference

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is coming to town.

BankFirst merging with Newton Co. Bank

Posted 6/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BankFirst is getting bigger.

Airport receives $166K in federal grants

Posted 6/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $10 million in grants that will be divided among 35 Mississippi airports.

 

Rubens working with state to fix water issue

Posted 6/8/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rubens Fish & Steakhouse is working with the state Department of Health after a boil-water alert was issued to their establishment Thursday.

 

City preps for Phase II of road program

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council has approved a list of 18 projects for Phase II of its road improvement program.

New abuse program funding in place

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Safe Haven, a Columbus shelter for domestic violence victims, has received a $2,550 grant to implement a domestic abuse intervention program in Lowndes County.

Photos: Summer reading program kickoff

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gabby Gonzalez, 11, left, and her younger sister, Saralynn Gonzalez, 6, walk in the parade from Columbus City Hall to Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Friday for the kickoff to the summer reading program. Gabby and Saralynn are the daughters of Evie Gonzalez, of Columbus.

Columbus police arrest 3 for shoplifting

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested three suspects Tuesday on suspicion of felony shoplifting.

Airbus Helicopters names new leader

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman as director/site manager for the company's Lowndes County helicopter assembly plant and operations.

 

Area students benefit from arts grant

Posted 6/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-County Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Columbus Arts Council to help fund the Young People's Artist Series.

 

Photo: Kickin' off Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dawn Barham, of Columbus, sings and plays the guitar with the Juke Joint Gypsies on Thursday during the first Sounds of Summer concert at the Riverwalk.

New high school will prepare students for variety of futures

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jill Savely, principal of Golden Triangle Early College High School, says the new school's students are coming from a variety of economic backgrounds and their past academic performances vary.

No injuries reported in Columbus house fire

Posted 6/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators believe a candle burning atop a T.V. may be what started a house fire in Columbus this morning.

 

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