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City Hall renovation plan resumes

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Funding at the state level is going to make up for a grant the city lost last year for renovating the Columbus City Hall.

J5 extends management of public works through Sept.

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

J5 Broaddus' temporary management of Columbus' public works department will continue at least through September after it was originally set to end in May.

Caledonia man charged with arson

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set his house on fire Monday morning.

 

Severstal fined for DEQ emissions violation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.

 

Code enforcers address blight

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus code enforcement office has worked more than 400 cases this year. Department director Tomarris Jones said that since January, city crews have demolished 11 houses. Five more demolitions are in progress and city workers have also cleaned and mowed a number of overgrown lots, he said.

Lowndes Co. school bond goes to voters Aug. 26

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to decide a $47 million school bond issue and Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office is ready.

Photo: No fuel, no rocket

Posted 7/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Hisch, of Alabama, waits for road-side assistance on Highway 82 in Lowndes County after running out of gas with his family and their oversized rocket ride traveling behind them Monday.

 

CL&W to sue some delinquent customers

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will take customers who owe more than $500 in delinquent payments to Justice Court.

 

 

3 die in Lowndes County crash

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus men were killed in a one-car accident early Sunday morning after their vehicle left the road and hit a tree.

 

Hickman begins his first day as Columbus schools superintendent

Posted 7/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today may be Dr. Philip Hickman's first day as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, but he feels like he has been preparing for the role his entire career.

 

Sunday morning wreck claims three lives

Posted 7/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one car accident claimed the lives of three men early Sunday morning.

 

CLRA faces soccer coach shortage

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority is looking for soccer coaches for the upcoming season. Greg Lewis, CLRA Programs Director, said coaching youth sports is a win-win situation. The children learn valuable life lessons and the adults are rewarded emotionally, he said.

City continues pursuit of redevelopment plan

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith is in the process of appointing five members of what will be Columbus' redevelopment authority and hopes to have the group ready for councilmen to review sometime in the next two months.

 

MUW adds graduation ceremony to meet demands

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its first August graduation on Aug. 2.

 

 

4-County warns of phone scam

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association officials are asking customers to call law enforcement if they have received phone calls asking for bill payments.

 

 

MUW partners with Co-Lin CC for new bachelor's degree

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is partnering with a community college to offer a bachelor's degree to culinary students.

 

 

CL&W concerned about slow meter installation

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members on Thursday sent a message to the company installing new water meters in the city: Pick up the pace.

 

Photo: Last Sounds of Summer

Posted 7/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday was the final Sounds of Summer concert of the season.

CAFB takes positive approach to study results

Posted 7/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say they are evaluating the services they provide to personnel after an Air Force Times study listed the base as one of the least-popular to be stationed in the Air Force.

 

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