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Hunt Museum ready for Thursday grand opening

Posted 11/14/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.

 

Columbus man to enter plea on murder charge

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man charged with capital murder is scheduled to enter a plea today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Mayor salutes seniors with Thanksgiving luncheon

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the seventh consecutive year, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith hopes to brighten the holidays for an often overlooked segment of the community -- its senior citizens.

Hospital staff makes wreaths to benefit charity

Posted 11/13/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Surgeons traded scalpels for glue guns. Paramedics traded bandages for bows. And Wednesday, the public will get the chance to see the results as Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle hosts a brand-new fundraiser designed to foster Christmas spirit for a good cause.

Veterans parade stirs memories of heroism, sacrifice

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The strong voice of a soldier carried through the air as hundreds of men and women in uniform marched down the streets of Columbus on Saturday. Aging men who fought in Vietnam marched shoulder to shoulder with the fresh-faced men and women who deployed to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq.

City gets nod from DOJ on redistricting

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Watson, of the Bridge and Watson consulting firm, received a letter from the Department of Justice on Nov. 1 stating the Columbus council's plan for redistricting had been given pre-clearance approval.

Monday profile: Dale's passion evident as director of Boys and Girls Club

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is late afternoon when Nadia Dale rushes into the room like a force of nature and plops down with an exhausted sigh for what is likely her first break of the day.

Peanut truck overturns

Posted 11/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A cargo of peanuts were strewn along Highway 82 after an 18-wheeler overturned on Sunday afternoon near the Military Road exit.

10 years later: Survivors haven't forgotten tornado's fury

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.

 

State casts withering look at West Lowndes High

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.

 

 

Street paving tops Columbus City Council priorities

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a deadline looming, Columbus officials are working to spend the remainder of $3.8 million in general bond obligation money. According to Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the terms of the bond state the money must be spent by Nov. 29.

 

Area arrests 11-11-12

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

 

Organizers seek support for Thanksgiving feeding program

Posted 11/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.

 

 

Rumors kick off local campaign season

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.

 

KiOR begins production

Posted 11/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.

 

City continues to negotiate bus service contract

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With proposed bus routes and a campaign for private donations in play, Lawrence Transit System is poised to bring its services to Columbus. But months after it was initially discussed, the Indiana-based transit system still does not have a contractual agreement with the city.

 

Seven arrested in meth raid

Posted 11/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A standard probation check led to the discovery of an inactive methamphetamine lab and the arrest of seven people earlier this week in north Columbus.

 

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