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Caledonia audit shows town in good fiscal shape

Posted 11/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As people around the nation gathered to hear results from the presidential election Tuesday night, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen waited for news of another kind -- the findings of their 2010 full-scope audit.

 

 

Lowndes County election results

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following are unofficial election results from Lowndes County as provided by the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Seniors reminisce over political campaigns past and present

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The lunch crowd has thinned at Trinity Personal Care Home in Columbus and all that remain is a group of five friends who have gathered on the couch to talk, gossip and remember with fondness the way life use to be.

 

County approves $100K for soccer complex additions

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The ball is now in the City of Columbus' court as the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give $100,000 in additional funding to the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

Where Eagles dare: Scouts cherish lifetime lessons

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are an exclusive cadre: Only two percent of the youth who join the Boy Scouts of America become Eagle Scouts. Over the past century, more than 2 million have earned the coveted silver wings.

 

Smith resents county board's inaction

Posted 11/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a position usually occupied by District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders to task during Monday's board meeting.

 

 

Deadline for e-center applications approaches

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Applications are due next week for organizations interested in joining the Columbus Municipal School District's fight to bring high school dropouts back into the classroom.

 

 

City ready to work with county despite hard feelings

Posted 11/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than a month of hard feelings, the City of Columbus is getting over it. The "it" in question is some ill will between city and county officials, fostered by a derogatory remark made by a high-ranking county board member.

 

Bridge damage won't lead to cost overruns

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work has finally started on a long-planned, multi-million-dollar project for the Columbus Riverwalk.

Poindexter wows patrons

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a century ago, Chattanooga, Tenn. architect Reuben Harrison Hunt designed the building that would become the crown jewel and pièce de résistance of Mississippi University for Women.

 

Fundraiser raises $9K for sick child

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Kroger parking lot was jam-packed Friday afternoon and the smell of hamburgers wafted through the air as hundreds of people waited in line to buy a Mugshots hamburger.

 

 

Student with gun causes lock-down at CHS

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School was on lock- down Thursday after a student brought a handgun onto the campus.

 

 

Change in CAFB contract could threaten jobs

Posted 11/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 500 Columbus employees were at risk for losing their jobs earlier this week after DynCorp lost its seven-year contract at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Prayer group asks God to bless nation before election approaches

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday morning, in downtown Columbus, an estimated 150 people gathered to bow their heads and pray in the YMCA gymnasium.

Seatbelt violation traffic stop leads to gun arrest

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Columbus man Thursday afternoon.

 

Lowndes County Foundation joins forces with CREATE

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the state's largest community-giving organizations announced a partnership with a local endowment group Thursday.

 

 

Controversial drainage project put on hold

Posted 11/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A joint project between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Tombigbee Water Management has been temporarily placed on hiatus. Drainage work in the Pickensville Road/Pickens Drive area has come to a halt as some engineering changes to the project are being made.

 

Soccer Complex may get $200,000 upgrade

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Soccer Complex, which celebrated its grand opening a month ago, may soon undergo a $200,000 upgrade in amenities.

Lion Hills: EMCC takes over Country Club

Posted 11/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's official. The transfer of the Columbus County Club to East Mississippi Community College took place today at 12 a.m. After toiling more than a year in bankruptcy, the country club was sold to EMCC for $1.6 million during an auction Oct. 5.

 

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