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School board takes no action in special meeting

Posted 6/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After meeting for almost four hours in executive session, the Columbus Municipal School Board took no action on a personnel matter involving Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell.

Sanders, Smith remove Myrick from CVB board

Posted 6/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board member Harvey Myrick confirmed he was relieved of his duties Tuesday by Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, the two who appointed him in 2011.

Spice shipments estimated at $70,000 confiscated

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Almost $70,000 worth of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "spice," has been taken off the streets of Columbus.

County leaders gear up for MAS conference

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County leaders will spend much of next week out of town attending workshops and networking with colleagues statewide at the Mississippi Association of Supervisors annual convention in Biloxi.

CMSD's dropout prevention program delayed

Posted 6/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two weeks after its intended launch date, Project 2020 has yet to be implemented in the Columbus Municipal School District. Touted as a dropout prevention program, the project has been Dr. Martha Liddell's pet project since she became superintendent in June 2011.

Monday profile: Budlove finds harmony of art, dance in new business enterprise

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For local artist Kristin Colvin Budlove, art isn't simply a painting on a canvas. It's a state of mind. Married and a mother of three, Budlove, 28, said she has been creating different works of art for as long as she can remember. Whether it's expressing herself through dance or giving new life to reclaimed pieces of furniture, the New Hope native said being an artist is a large part of who she is.

West Point man arrested in death of Columbus man

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man has been charged with murder in the Sunday morning shooting death of a Columbus man.

Liddell's consulting work may violate CMSD contract

Posted 6/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Schools Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell may have violated a school district policy that prohibits the superintendent from engaging in any outside business ventures.

Air force base runway work ahead of schedule

Posted 6/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials report two thirds of construction on its center runway is done, making it on target and slightly ahead of its projected August 29 completion date. Work on the project began in March.

Columbus air base economic impact soars to $343 million

Posted 6/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How much does Columbus Air Force Base mean to the local economy? $900,000. Every day.

Eurocopter lands deal to build six helicopters

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

American Eurocopter officials announced earlier this week that Arizona-based aviation company Pylon Aviation has placed an order for six new AS350 helicopters.

Robbery suspect changes mind, will go to trial

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The saga of six Columbus teens charged with robbing a woman at gunpoint will continue to the next Circuit Court term in August. Tevin Oglen, 18, who was expected to plead guilty last Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court, has decided to go to trial. His trial date was set for August 7.

MUW honored to host Arts & Letters event

Posted 6/7/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artists from around the state will descend on the Mississippi University for Women campus Saturday to attend the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Awards. The prestigious awards will be presented to eight artists from throughout the state at the Hogarth Center on the MUW campus.

Board holds heated closed-door meeting on Liddell

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board met in an often-heated three-hour executive session Tuesday night during a special meeting to discuss personnel matters involving Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell.

Local couple arrested for baby smuggling

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope woman and her husband were arrested Monday on suspicion of smuggling a baby across the Mexican border.

LCSO seeks grant for new camera systems

Posted 6/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have authorized the sheriff's office to apply for a grant that would fund purchasing new audio/video systems for up to 35 patrol cars.

 

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