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Benefit for father-son crash victims this weekend

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Saturday, if you happen to be driving along Highway 12, don't be surprised to see a group of motorcycles rumbling south.

Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aside from the Queen of England, few people held more titles that James Garton, who died Saturday at the age of 69.

Cattleman's: Open for business

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cattleman's Steak and Fish was open Tuesday, because that's how Steve Heinz would have wanted it. Heinz died Monday after suffering two heart attacks. He was 57.

KiOR receiver named, but local tax payment unclear

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A judge has appointed a receiver to watch over KiOR's Columbus biofuel refinery, as owners and creditors seek a buyer.

Lowndes County has most traffic crashes in district

Posted 1/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, a public affairs officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club about drivers' safety Tuesday.

2 events get partial funding from CVB

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The main order of business at Monday's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau board meeting was releasing grant money to a handful of events that rely on CVB funding.

New E911 director hired

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes E911 board of commissioners has hired Shalonda Givens as the department's new director.

 

Public invited to CAFB, community land use meeting

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed implementations stemming from a joint land use study will be presented to the public Thursday.

 

Supes approve refinancing of $7 million bonds

Posted 1/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It only took a minute for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to sign off on a measure it believes may ultimately save the county $200,000 in bond payments.

Tenn-Tom museum set to open next month

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next month marks the opening of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Transportation Museum in Columbus.

 

Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ecolab will reduce its Columbus workforce by roughly 43 percent over the next several months as the company shifts some of its operations to a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

 

State fire marshal investigates home blaze

Posted 1/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state fire marshal office will investigate the cause of a Saturday evening fire that destroyed a Columbus home on Moores Creek Road.

 

Homeless count takes place this week in Miss.

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide census of the homeless population in Mississippi will be taken this week, including in the Golden Triangle.

6-candidate race forms for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race to become Lowndes County's next circuit clerk now has six candidates.

Saturday night fire destroys Columbus home

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews said his department responded to a call around 5:35 p.m. regarding a fire in the 700 block of Moores Creek Road.

After 11 years as EMCC president, Young stepping down

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They say the customer is always right. Dr. Rick Young, president of East Mississippi Community College, thinks they are on to something.

Bill targeting open meetings has Columbus roots

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi legislators are considering whether to redefine what a "public meeting" is and Columbus is at the center of the debate.

Trotter to hold first post-renovation event Saturday

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newly renovated Trotter Convention Center will host its first big event Saturday, despite continued construction on the buildings exterior.

4-year-old shooting victim laid to rest

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four-year-old Brayden Barksdale was buried Wednesday.

Murder suspect's bond set at $1 million

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son inside their home this week appeared in Lowndes County Justice Court on Wednesday.

 

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