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Columbus Library celebrates National Library Week

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week this week through April 19.

 

Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.

 

Hosemann forecasts successful Voter ID rollout

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.

 

Fourth teen arrested for making bomb threat

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth teenager has been arrested for making bomb threats.

 

Miss. high court to hear Wright lawsuit appeal

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County.

City Hall makeover will come from unused grant money

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.

 

New Hope teacher resigns after alcohol incident

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope High School teacher has resigned after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag at school last week.

 

J5 Broaddus using study to assist public works

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' project managing firm will run the city's public works department starting Monday. The arrangement will last a month, according to J5 Broaddus senior project manager Robyn Eastman.

Community rallies around young Steens cancer patient

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just before spring last year, Will Ayers, a 13-year-old student at Caledonia Middle School, had a procedure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. When the results came in, he and his mother were at home in Steens, and his mother said they had to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

 

New Hope teacher sent home after taking breathalyzer

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope High School teacher was sent home Wednesday after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag.

 

Residents question city's approach for infrastructure

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a public hearing Thursday on a proposed millage increase for capital improvements in Columbus, more residents expressed concern over the lack of a defined plan and the approval of a long-term loan for short-term fixes than the tax increase that would be needed to fund them.

CMSD board holds special meeting as bomb threats continue

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At roughly 8:30 a.m. today a bomb threat was reported at Joe Cook Elementary School. It was the sixth bomb threat in four days. Members of the Columbus Municipal School board have called a special meeting Thursday to speak with law enforcement about their options.

7th Mayor's Unity Picnic set for Saturday

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Mayor's Unity Picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.

Proposed Columbus charter school passes first hurdle

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus residents hoping to create a charter school are a step closer to realizing their goal. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.

 

Bomb threats Thursday are fifth in 3 days

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.

 

Tales From The Crypt alive and well

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.

 

Trotter work still set to finish late this year

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.

 

Superintendent schools Rotarians on Common Core

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.

Two more bomb threats made at Columbus Middle School

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.

 

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