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Incumbents ousted in City Council elections

Posted 6/3/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus voters Tuesday ousted a pair of Republican incumbents during the city's municipal general election, solidifying what will be a 2009-2013 Columbus City Council with four of its six seats filled with newcomers.

 

Possible voter fraud in Columbus, Macon

Posted 6/2/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whether a case of voter fraud or a side effect of poor voter turnout, state and local election officials are concerned about the number of absentee ballots cast in Columbus during the city’s May 5 primary elections.

 

 

No injuries reported after Minor explosion at Weyerhaeuser

Posted 6/2/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaueser company officials this morning confirmed an explosion Monday evening at the Columbus Cellulose Fiber operation.

 

FROZEN BLISS: Warm weather heralds lazy days of summer and the welcome chill of a favored confection

Posted 6/2/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Gail Stafford brandished two silver spades, grabbed a small wad of white cream and smoothed it out on a black countertop before sprinkling brown specks over the cream. “Chop, chop, fold, fold,” she said.

 

County bangs out details on new offices, health dept.

Posted 6/2/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several Lowndes County administrative offices soon may have a new home, members of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors announced during a Monday meeting. During the meeting, the board voted to make a $950,000 offer to Cadence Bank to purchase the former First Federal bank building near the intersection of Main Street and 12th Street North.

 

 

Precincts open Tuesday for Columbus elections

Posted 6/2/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the Columbus municipal general elections. Voters will cast their ballots at the following locations:

 

 

Area Arrests 6-1-09

Posted 6/1/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:

 

Drama, music, fun await at Camp Cook

Posted 6/1/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wearing green and yellow silk Hawaiian flower leis and clothes as brightly-colored as their moods, a couple dozen excited and energetic children Friday said, “Aloha” to summer during the first week of Camp Cook, a summer camp for kindergarten through sixth-grade students of the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

Summer means business for hardworking student

Posted 6/1/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the age of 16, Hagan Walker already is becoming a captain of the computer industry.

 

 

MUW’s summer science workshops: from aquatic plants to astronomy

Posted 5/31/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The MUW Explorer will make waves again this summer on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

 

Crime Report 5-31-09

Posted 5/31/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following incidents were reported by the Columbus Police Department:

 

 

Caledonia voters Tuesday will choose mayor, Board of Aldermen

Posted 5/31/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- Voters Tuesday will have a chance to cast their ballots for a pair of mayoral candidates and 10 residents who have qualified for the town's Board of Aldermen.

 

 

Crawford mayor passing the torch after Tuesday's election

Posted 5/31/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Helen O'Neal, Crawford's longtime mayor, will find out who will take her place on Tuesday, when the town will hold its municipal election.

 

Columbus candidates hope for strong turnout Tuesday

Posted 5/31/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Personal campaigning seems to have taken a back seat to an issue many local political candidates have described as "imperative" to Columbus' Tuesday municipal general election.

 

Columbus in top 17 percent for micropolitans

Posted 5/29/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recent surge of industries and jobs in Lowndes County during the past year has rocketed Columbus near the top of a list of nationwide economic strength ratings for micropolitan statistical areas.

 

 

Big bikes hit the road for American Cancer Society

Posted 5/29/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Motorcyclists will be out in force this weekend, revving their engines in the battle against cancer. The third annual Columbus Ride for Life event begins today with a bike show in center court at Columbus’ Leigh Mall and culminates with a roar Saturday.

 

 

Crime Report

Posted 5/29/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following incidents were reported by the Columbus Police Department: CPD officers responded to Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle at about 6:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a rape victim at the hospital.

 

 

Sportsplex land studies to be unveiled soon

Posted 5/29/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority within the next few weeks will present the results of a battery of studies conducted on a trio of properties being considered for the county’s upcoming sportsplex project.

 

 

Hundreds turn out to support New Hope coach

Posted 5/28/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lance White didn’t expect to be in Columbus on Wednesday night. But when he heard what was happening to one of his former baseball coaches, he decided he couldn’t afford not to be in town.

 

 

Family-owned funeral homes merge

Posted 5/28/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A couple of long-standing family-owned Columbus funeral homes have become one.

 

 

Hospital: It’s tough to recruit new docs

Posted 5/27/2009 in Columbus & Lowndes County

North Mississippi hospitals and health care providers will not be “left out of the mix” in future federal health care reform talks, according to First District U.S. Rep. Travis Childers.

 

 

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