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Lowndes County begins summer work program

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve high school and college students began working on the Lowndes County Road Department Monday as part of a 12-week summer work program.

 

Airport board: Columbus-Lowndes airport improving under new operator

Posted 5/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zero is not usually a good number. But to Jared Rabren, it's a measure of relief when it comes to the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

 

Council hires 6 seasonal parks workers in spite of freeze

Posted 5/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted 5-1 Tuesday to hire six temporary workers to staff Parks and Recreation summer programs despite the city operating under a hiring freeze.

 

New Columbus CFO facing high stakes, expectations

Posted 5/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' new Chief Financial Officer Deliah Vaughn came to City Hall this week facing an uphill climb.

 

Business owners, community raise money for Zachary's

Posted 5/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lindsay Nicholson heard about the fire at Zachary's last weekend that gutted the building's interior, she immediately knew she had to do something to help.

 

CRA lists Burns house previously up for demolition

Posted 5/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the Mississippi Department of Archives and History did not make it a state landmark, the Taylor-Burns House on Third Street North has gotten one last chance to avoid demolition.

 

Market Street festival coming this weekend

Posted 5/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 24th annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus will take place this weekend. Starting Friday, residents and Columbus visitors can enjoy live music, vendors and other entertainment downtown for the annual festival.

 

Hybrid operating room unveiled at Baptist

Posted 4/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recently completed multi-million dollar operating room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will enable surgeons to perform faster, more accurate and less invasive procedures.

 

Monday Profile: Andre Ray brings collaborative spirit to art at area recovery center

Posted 4/29/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of Andre Ray's favorite parts about art is its collaborative nature.

 

Zachary's 'will be back' after fire

Posted 4/29/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the aftermath of the fire that badly damaged Zachary's restaurant Sunday, Eric Ford and Zachary's general manager Wilson Beck had a difficult task: removing the photographs, signs and other singed memorabilia from the walls of the restaurant.

 

CFR will be recommended for reaccreditation

Posted 4/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue's national accreditation is all but official, a Center for Public Safety Excellence Peer Assessment Team announced Thursday.

 

Chancery court documents available through online database

Posted 4/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 2017, Lowndes County Deputy Chancery Clerk Cindy Eggar Goode has been building up her office's online database of records, scanning in thousands of documents and carefully recording each one.

 

J5, Edwards accrue hefty IRS tax liens

Posted 4/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus project manager Jabari Edwards has accumulated more than $688,000 in federal tax liens since 2017, either personally or through one of his many business ventures.

 

Lowndes County declared federal disaster area in response to Feb. 23 tornado

Posted 4/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

President Donald Trump has declared Lowndes and six other counties in Mississippi federal disaster areas in response to a Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado and subsequent flooding, according to a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency press release issued Tuesday.

 

Three CPD officers accept promotions with no raises

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus police officers will accept promotions but will not receive their corresponding pay raises until the city lifts a hiring freeze imposed to help curb spending.

 

Storm debris removal nearly complete

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Contractors responsible for storm debris removal in Columbus following a Feb. 23 tornado estimate pickup will be completed by this weekend.

 

Lowndes voting locations moved

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County voting precincts have been renamed or relocated ahead of county elections in August.

 

Recruiter: Leigh Mall taking improvement bids

Posted 4/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall's new management, Jones Lange LaSalle Americas (JLL), have begun repairing the struggling shopping center's roof and parking lot while also trying to attract new businesses to fill their vacant retail spaces.

 

'For the people that went here, it's sacred ground': Lee High alumni reflect on school days as building undergoes renovation to high-end apartments

Posted 4/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus resident Carol Littlejohn thinks of the historic Lee High School, plenty comes to mind.

 

Tornado debris cleanup begins despite lack of FEMA funding

Posted 4/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen voted during a special-call meeting Tuesday to begin storm debris monitoring and cleanup following a Feb. 23 tornado that damaged parts of north and east Columbus.

 

 

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