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'Last House' expansion provides key tool for sober living

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Substance abuse and addiction can be debilitating, even life-threatening. It affects millions of Americans each year. But for men in Columbus who are combating addiction, more help is becoming available.

 

Lowndes Schools make their case today

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District will finally have its day in court, appearing today at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to argue its case for unitary status.

 

 

LCSO investigating shooting at Crawford club

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday morning shooting in west Lowndes County is still under investigation by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

 

CPD investigates string of burglaries

Posted 7/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Sunday burglaries that have targeted beauty salons.

 

 

Cadence teams up with Humane Society for pet adoption day Tuesday

Posted 7/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cadence Bank and the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society are hosting a pet adoption day on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cadence Bank branch on Bluecutt Road.

 

Officials say student data responsible for spike in unemployment numbers

Posted 7/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

June unemployment figures show a slight increase from May of those without jobs. According to the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, June unemployment numbers rose to 10.4 percent from 9.6 percent. But the MDUS said the increase is not a cause for alarm.

 

United Way seeks data for needs assessment

Posted 7/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United Way of Lowndes County is continuing to seek public input, with a survey designed to ascertain community needs and prioritize the agency's funding allotments.

 

 

Crime report 7-30-12

Posted 7/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Cook hired as Chamber CEO in Lamar County, Texas

Posted 7/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus-Lowndes Development Link employee has found a new home as president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas.

 

Columbus man dead in Highway 45 crash

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A three-vehicle accident late Thursday on Highway 45 has claimed the life of a Columbus man.

 

New Hope home burns during hour-long wait for fire trucks

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fire, which started at approximately 9:05 a.m., was hard to fully extinguish because of the summer heat and lack of volunteer responders, said Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren. The home, located at 804 Crowe Road, was owned by Leon and Ethel Harris, who were not injured in the fire.

 

Borsig admits error in hiring of felon

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig was contrite yet firm during a Thursday news conference in which he minced no words explaining how a flawed hiring policy may have contributed to the embezzlement of roughly $30,000 from the MUW Foundation.

 

CVB budget grows to $1.6 million

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a slightly larger operating budget for the coming year, thanks primarily to an increase from city sales tax collections.

 

 

Swales mum on decision to leave CVB

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors likely will vote Tuesday to accept the resignation of George Swales from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

 

Three arrests in armed burglary case

Posted 7/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus teenagers have been arrested in connection with a Tuesday night armed robbery.

Swales' resignation from CVB catches Board members off-guard

Posted 7/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

George Swales reportedly has resigned his position from the board of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

 

Deputies search for two in armed robbery

Posted 7/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men in connection with a Tuesday night home invasion. According to LCSO Chief Deputy Mark Miley, a home located at 923 Golding Road was burglarized Tuesday night at around 10 p.m.

 

 

KiOR CEO: Registration is a 'Green Light'

Posted 7/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday's Environmental Protection Agency announcement that KiOR was granted registration as a renewable gasoline product is "great news" for the company and the Columbus KiOR facility, KiOR CEO Fred Cannon said Wednesday.

 

 

Cyberstalking arrests increase as social media expands

Posted 7/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although it is not an every-day occurrence, cyberstalking is becoming more prevalent in Lowndes County and Columbus. According to Police Chief Magazine, cyberstalking is defined as "an escalated form of online harassment directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. The action is to annoy, alarm, and emotionally abuse another person."

 

 

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