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Planning Commission lifts moratorium on electronic signs in Columbus

Posted 12/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission lifted its imposed moratorium on electronic signs Monday.

 

New Columbus Middle School opening delayed

Posted 12/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new Columbus Middle School is on schedule for completion before students return from Christmas break. But the state-of-the art, technology-savvy building won't open for business until Jan. 19, after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

Columbus swears in new city judges

Posted 12/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus welcomed its newest Municipal Court judges to the bench Monday.

Lowndes library trailblazer Bateman dies at 83

Posted 12/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chebie Ann Gaines Bateman, who oversaw the transformation of the Lowndes County Public Library into a civic centerpiece, died Dec. 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was 83.

Police: Columbus woman threatens to kill ex-boyfriend, his new girlfriend

Posted 12/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 23-year-old woman broke into the house of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend while the couple was asleep Sunday morning and threatened to kill them with a knife, according to police.

 

Frigid weather settles in to area, state

Posted 12/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With frigid temperatures across Mississippi, Columbus and other communities are opening shelters and people are being told to keep an eye on their pets and elderly neighbors.

 

Fighting spirit: Columbus 12-year-old battles bone cancer

Posted 12/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Nov. 9, the world changed for 12-year-old Jeffrey Amos. He was diagnosed with bone cancer. Tired but still cheerful, Jeffrey sat in his room at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and reminisced about school.

 

Taking candy from a baby: Exercise shows Columbus residents leave themselves vulnerable to crime

Posted 12/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Living in a town the size of Columbus can be relaxing -- maybe too relaxing, according to Columbus Police Explorers.

 

Community reaches out to feed its own

Posted 12/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2009, across America, 17.4 million households -- nearly 15 percent of the country -- weren't sure where their next meal would come from.

 

Planners scale down options for soccer park

Posted 12/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With bids in hand, the brain trust behind the proposed Columbus soccer complex and park is searching for ways to keep the project intact.

 

 

New book celebrates Columbus Air Force Base's history

Posted 12/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just in time for Christmas, the Columbus Base Community Council has begun selling 500 copies of the 173-page book, "Heritage to Horizons, a History of Columbus AFB 1942-2007."

 

'I'm there for them': Heritage's Murphy named state Teacher of the Year

Posted 12/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 11 years ago when Sarah Jo Murphy stopped by the principal's office at Heritage Academy's elementary school. After 33 years of teaching at New Hope Elementary School, Murphy had put in her time. Starting her teaching career anew wasn't on the agenda. But before she knew it, she was back in the classroom and loving every minute of it.

Columbus couple looks for the green in tomatoes

Posted 12/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Vinny and Karen Harris recently took up tomato farming to make some extra money. But this isn't a story about the economy forcing a young couple to make lifestyle changes.

 

Court orders DNA testing in Lowndes capital murder case

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered DNA testing for Eddie Lee Howard Jr., a death row inmate convicted twice in the 1992 rape and stabbing death of an 82-year-old Columbus woman.

 

 

Arrest Report 12-9-10

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility reported the following felony arrests:

 

'Mother Goose,' MUW professor awarded for community service

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Call her a philanthropist, a "cultural icon" or even eccentric. But children, throughout the years, have known her simply as Mother Goose.

 

Son files suit over man's drinking death

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old Columbus man has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Ruben's Fish and Steakhouse, where his father died of alcohol poisoning May 31.

 

 

Lowndes high-profile court trials delayed

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest Lowndes County circuit court term has ended, delaying several high-profile trials, like that of Robert Triplett, until February.

 

 

Council split on choice for Columbus judge position

Posted 12/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a quick 5-0 vote with one abstention, concerns linger over the newly appointed city judges. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem abstained from Tuesday's vote when the candidates endorsed by the majority of the judge interview committee, on which Karriem was included, were not recommended to the council.

 

 

Y prepares for visit by Santa, Miz Claus

Posted 12/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hey kids -- the holidays are here. And what better way to enjoy the magic than with a visit with Santa and Miz Claus. Meet Santa and Miz Claus as they make a special visit to the Downtown Y at 602 Second Ave. N. Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9-11 a.m.

 

 

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