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No decision yet on schools supe

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The board members of the Columbus Municipal School District emerged from a five-and-a-half-hour executive session Wednesday without making a decision on who to hire as the district's schools superintendent.

For U.S. immigrants, Independence Day has special meaning

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For some residents of Columbus, a question about Independence Day prompts a question of their own: Which one?

Motel robbery suspect turns himself in

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Columbus hotels.

 

Fourth of July fireworks less fun for our furry friends

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Independence Day is awesome. It's summertime, there are BBQ's to attend, friends to catch up with, good food and drink and, of course, fireworks.

 

 

Seventh Annual Southside Blues Festival to celebrate community

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The seventh annual Southside Blues Festival will be held July 3-5 at Townsend Park. The festival is a free, open event that will feature live music, a softball tournament and food vendors, according to event committee member Wendy Blunt.

 

Council approves Trotter contracts

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen on Tuesday approved the remaining contracts for renovation of the Trotter Convention Center.

School superintendent search down to two

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District could be announced as early as this afternoon. Members of the school board held a specially called meeting this morning where they met with finalists Dr. Phillip Hickman and Dr. David Fonseca.

 

Public invited to meet superintendent candidates

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board is encouraging the community to attend tonight's announcement of the superintendent finalists.

 

 

Lowndes Co. schools approve $54M budget

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night and unanimously approved a proposed budget, which projects nearly $52 million in revenue for the district for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

City-county projects may need revisions

Posted 7/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans for a pair of joint projects between the city of Columbus and Lowndes County will have to be revised after bids for the work came in over the projected budget, county supervisors learned Monday during their regular meeting.

 

Testing operations underway at CalStar

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An official ribbon cutting for the new CalStar plant has not been set, but operations are already taking place there. Construction of the facility at the Golden Triangle Regional Global Industrial Aerospace Park wrapped up late last month.

 

Columbus native serving on Navy 'boomer'

Posted 6/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus native is serving his country on one of the world's most advanced submarines.

Pursuit leads to meth arrest

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men were arrested Thursday and charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine after they fled from law enforcement.

World Changers volunteers have local impact

Posted 6/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three-hundred and fifteen teenagers from across the country descended on Columbus this week. Known as a Christian mission group called "World Changers," the students each paid $250 to do volunteer work throughout the community. They say they do it for the love of Christ and their fellow man.

Caledonia native named MUW Dean of Students

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia native has been named the new Dean of Students at Mississippi University for Women. Sirena Cantrell will become the new dean of students July 1, according to a press release issued by the college.

Trotter negotiations status unknown after nearly a month

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Installation of a new roof and air conditioning unit for the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus are in progress, but the status of negotiations for other components of the facility's renovation remains unknown.

LCSD purchases digital devices for all students

Posted 6/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every child in the Lowndes County School District will soon have access to a personal digital device.

Shelton leaves CL&W board with pride

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Shelton's 15-year run on the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors is all but over, but the city utility provider is better off financially now than it was before he began serving.

Auditor's office closes tax assessor investigation

Posted 6/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The investigation into the Lowndes County Tax Assessor's Office by the state auditor's office is closed, according to state officials.

 

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