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Lowndes justice court judge qualifies for sheriff

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The crowded field of qualifiers for the Lowndes County Sheriff's race has another name.

 

$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.

 

Jail inmate Fox hurt in fight

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oft-arrested Lavento Shamon Fox suffered minor injuries in a fistfight with a fellow inmate Tuesday evening in the Lowndes County jail.

 

 

Arrest report 2-24-11

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Columbus chiropractor pleads guilty to fraud

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus chiropractor pled guilty Wednesday to falsifying the insurance claims of four patients to swindle Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi out of thousands of dollars.

 

Hunt graduates rally to preserve shuttered school

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hunt Intermediate is the last of a dying breed of black neighborhood schools in Columbus, according to community members and alumni. And they are rallying around the school to preserve it.

 

Council suspends public works director, police officers; city worker fired

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One city employee was fired and three others, including Public Works Director Mike Pratt and two police officers, were suspended Tuesday during a special meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Terry Brown elected secretary of PEER committee

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, was elected secretary of the Mississippi Legislative Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review.

 

Columbus Riverwalk surveillance cameras go online

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has finished installing 12 cameras along the downtown Columbus Riverwalk, bringing the $18,000 first phase of the project to an end.

 

City judge pleads no contest, fined $377 for 2009 incident

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Judge Nicole Clinkscales entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Lowndes County Justice Court to disorderly conduct and disobeying a police officer.

 

In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."

 

Light and Water Dept. studying effect of wastewater

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board Thursday agreed to invest up to $112,000 over the next 12 months to study the impact of water from the local treatment plant deposited into the Tombigbee River.

 

Man charged with head-butting police car

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man has been charged with head-butting a Columbus Police Squad car and kicking one of its windows off track.

 

Lowndes assistant superintendent to run for top schools post

Posted 2/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County School District assistant superintendent anno-unced her intent to run for superintendent today, but current Superintendent Mike Halford said he remains undecided on his future

 

 

MUW has access to latest standard of wireless offerings

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not only do Mississippi University for Women students have wireless access campus-wide, it's also available through the latest wireless standard, which means maximum speeds. "Though many other universities have a campus-wide wireless network, we are probably among the few universities who have implemented a full campus-wide wireless network based on the recently ratified wireless standard known as 802.11n," according to Rodney Godfrey, MUW network administrator. The new standard can provide a five-fold increase to wireless speeds depending on coverage and reception.

 

 

Lowndes woman dies of injuries in Military Road car fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman burned over 40 percent of her body Feb. 12 in a car fire succumbed to her injuries Friday.

 

 

Columbus tax revenue beating expectations

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' "cautiously optimistic" chief financial officer is on the verge of dropping the "cautiously" part.

 

Monday Profile: New city judge Clinkscales defines own actions

Posted 2/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nicole Clinkscales won't allow her legacy to be defined by anyone but herself. The recently installed Columbus city judge now presides over the municipal and drug court proceedings she once participated in as a defense attorney. Her aim in both jobs is and was to help people.

Learning exchange: Foreign students, host families learn life lessons

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a recent shopping trip, 15-year-old Yu "Crystal" Chem looked through clothes at Leigh Mall in Columbus. She got a chuckle out of seeing "made in China" on the labels.

Columbus High senior, bound for West Point, continues family legacy

Posted 2/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ian Williams' father graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1980. Ian's grandfather graduated from West Point in 1946. One might assume Ian is following in their footsteps, but his father says he's creating his own.

 

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