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School board bewildered by supe's relation to new hire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new hire within the Columbus Municipal School District left some school board members in the dark and wondering why they were unaware that the hire is related to the newly appointed superintendent.

 

Authorities ID victim from Monday's fatal fire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim of Monday morning's fatal house fire on Downs Fire has been identified.

 

 

Columbus woman dies after Friday collision

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 90-year-old Columbus woman died Sunday after she was involved in a wreck with a dump truck Friday afternoon.

 

Lowndes fire kills one this morning

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is dead following a mobile home fire this morning.

Infrastructure work ready for October start

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be October before construction crews begin working on $4.5 million in road, sidewalk and drainage infrastructure upgrades in the city of Columbus.

Lowndes bond proponents make their case

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.

Classes for homeless focus on the basics

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.

Downtown business owner disputes city's claims

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Realtor is disputing claims that she allowed work on her downtown building without a proper permit from the city. On Monday, the back brick wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, who suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.

Back to school: Mixture of excitement, nerves for new Columbus students

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nerves and jitters were on the menu Thursday morning as pre-K and kindergarten students started their first day of school in the Columbus Municipal School District.

GTRA's growth good omen for local economy

Posted 8/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport created $272.5 million in economic activity in 2012. Regional airports through the state produce $2.5 billion in economic activity, according to a report made by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

 

City faces $500K budget shortfall

Posted 8/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city will likely have to dip into its reserve fund to balance next year's budget. City councilmen held a special meeting for the second time in as many weeks Wednesday to discuss and revise the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

 

Mayor votes himself a $10K raise

Posted 8/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has given himself a $10,000 pay raise. During a budget meeting for the upcoming fiscal year, Smith broke a 3-3 city council tie and gave himself the raise.

Program teaches families how to snack healthy

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With school getting ready to begin, a local program is providing parents education on healthy snacks for their children.

All Columbus students to receive free meals

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All of the estimated 4,600 children in the Columbus Municipal School District will now receive a free breakfast and lunch each school day.

Five named to Columbus Redevelopment Authority

Posted 8/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five people tasked with leading a major restoration project aimed at improving blighted areas of Columbus have been selected.

Kroger officials: Columbus expansion to be finished before end of year

Posted 8/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kroger officials say the remodeling project underway at its Columbus location will be complete "prior to the holidays" this year.

Supervisors refinance '07 Paccar bond issue

Posted 8/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County could save about $500,000 over the remaining 13 years of its industrial bond by refinancing the bond at a lower interest rate, a financial advisor told the county's board of supervisors Monday.

CLRA's Short to retire on Dec. 31

Posted 8/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"We" is the ideal pronoun for Roger Short. Instead of doing his job as executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority as a solitary figure, Short relished the opportunity to identify areas he could help improve the quality of life in the city of Columbus and in Lowndes County.

Owner of property injured when wall falls

Posted 8/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Faulty construction work may be to blame for the collapse of the back wall of a downtown Columbus building Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

Brothers arrested in weekend shooting

Posted 8/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday morning shooting left two injured and two men behind bars.

 

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