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CMSD gives itself a good grade during self-evaluation

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees gave itself an overall grade of "doing well" during its annual self-evaluation.


Yokohama's zinc levels exceed limits

Posted 1/14/2017 in Area

Yokohama's tire manufacturing operation in West Point is asking the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to modify its wastewater pretreatment permit to allow for more zinc discharge.


Waverley mansion vandalized over the weekend

Posted 1/13/2017 in Area

Saturday night marked the second time the historic Waverley mansion has been vandalized in the past few months.


CMSD will not form budget advisory committee

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees has opted not to create a budget advisory committee.


CMSD clears state SpEd audit

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After coming under fire for its special education model over the past year, the Columbus Municipal School District has increased its efforts to make corrections and improvements.


Lowndes schools to hold gun safety assembly following death of student

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The death of a 13-year-old New Hope Middle School student has led the Lowndes County School District to take initiative in promoting gun safety.


Heritage students to attend inauguration

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At high noon on Jan. 20, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage in Washington D.C. to be sworn into office, several students from Heritage Academy will be watching from the crowd.


USM president urges Columbus leaders to support higher education

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett urged Columbus leaders to support public higher education at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting at Lion Hills.


Christmas tree bonfire canceled because 'no safe place' to burn

Posted 12/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What was becoming an annual Columbus tradition has been canceled because of construction of the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater.


New Hope family to host annual light tour

Posted 12/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the spring, Jimmy Cook fills his flowerbeds with day lilies and knockout roses. During the Christmas season, he fills them with lights as part of his "winter gardening."


Lizzie's Lights: Family keeps late mother's tradition alive

Posted 12/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lizzie Clemmons' memory lives on through her well-known Christmas decorations she displayed in her yard every year for the community to enjoy.


Lost and found: Woman lost twice -- once in life, once after death

Posted 12/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Julia Mae Whitfield's headstone sits in the New Zion M.B. Church cemetery in Steens, surrounded by yellow flags.


Caledonia celebrates new elementary school with parade

Posted 12/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students, teachers, staff, administrators and others celebrated the opening of the new Caledonia Elementary School on Thursday with a parade from the old building and a walk-through of the new one.


Legality of proposed budget committee questioned

Posted 12/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Municipal School District board member's effort to establish a paid citizen advisory committee to help with the school budgeting process hit a snag on Monday.


LCSD talks test scores, solutions

Posted 12/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Principals from each school in the Lowndes County School District explained, during a regularly scheduled board meeting on Friday, the accountability scores their schools received from the state and how to improve them in the future.


Defense bills would secure immediate future of CAFB

Posted 12/7/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $611 billion defense policy bill that is before the U.S. Senate this week could mean good news for Columbus Air Force Base and all other U.S. military installations.


Gov. lifts burn ban after consistent rainfall

Posted 12/3/2016 in Area

The almost two-month burn ban enforced in 52 Mississippi counties, including the Golden Triangle, has been lifted, according to a press release from the Mississippi Forestry Commission.


Shifting to local: Coffee shop rebrands after getting new owner

Posted 12/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cups of coffee from Beans and Cream at the Shops at Brickerton are snuggled in brown coffee cup sleeves hand stamped with "B&C Coffeehouse & Creamery" in black ink.


CMSD special education committee formed

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After an initially tepid volunteer response, Columbus Municipal School District's special education advisory committee has a full roster and has already met.


Pressing on: Mother-daughter duo continue preparing, delivering Thanksgiving meals while fighting cancer

Posted 11/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One week before Thanksgiving, Ayandria Barry sat in a hospital in Virginia receiving chemotherapy treatment.



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