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Attorney Steve Wallace charged in connection with Caledonia prom party

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local attorney, who also is a former district attorney candidate, was charged with the sale of beer without a permit, possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to sell without a permit and 10 counts of violation of the Social Host law, after an early Sunday morning raid on his Caledonia home.

Clean-up planned for long-promised neighborhood water detention pond

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Designed to curb flooding, a detention pond sits adjacent to the East Columbus Gym on Lawrence Drive. A source of controversy since its inception, the pond is about to undergo a facelift -- a facelift one family hopes will change public perception of the pond and improve the quality of life for many of the residents of East Columbus.

Market Street Festival headliner on Letterman tonight

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be musical guests tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."

 

Columbus Police respond to multiple weekend burglaries

Posted 4/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a number of weekend burglaries.

 

 

Police investigating four Friday burglaries

Posted 4/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Friday burglaries.

 

From at-risk to high-performing, West Lowndes Elementary beats the odds

Posted 3/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, 158 Mississippi schools were at risk of failing. West Lowndes Elementary was one of them. As Principal Robert Sanders stared at the 2007-2008 state test scores, he knew the odds were stacked against his students. He also knew he wasn't going to give up. And so he set about an ambitious plan to revamp not only a school but a community.

Military families tour Columbus with Yellow Ribbon

Posted 3/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter knows how it feels to have a loved one on military deployment. When her son was deployed with the U.S. Army to Iraq in 2005, Carpenter said all she could do was hope for some type of communication.

Fairwell to a pilgrimage favorite

Posted 3/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than 20 years and hundreds of tours, a Columbus icon is shutting her doors to pilgrimage visitors. Trudy Gildea, owner of Twelve Gables, one of the state's most historic homes, recently announced this year will be her home's pilgrimage swan song.

 

United for Israel to host Tuesday program

Posted 3/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a recently formed organization on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, will host a program on the university campus.

 

Area officials pitch in to 'Paint the Town'

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A house on Columbus' south side is now a lot brighter thanks to some volunteers from city hall. Mayor Robert Smith, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor, Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box and others donated their time Friday to help an elderly Ward 1 resident.

Columbus police help coordinate neighborhood watch programs

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Police Department Thursday met with about 50 residents for a city-wide neighborhood watch program, hosted by CPD Chief Selvain McQueen.

22nd Annual 'Tales from the Crypt' brings back the past

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science are giving the past a voice at Friendship Cemetery, allowing Pilgrimage attendees to connect Columbus' history to its present.

Columbus Housing Authority rated high performer

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Based on the agency's 2011 performance, the Columbus Housing Authority was rated as a high performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gunn, Harris to resign from Heritage at end of year

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy will lose two of its top administrators at the end of the school year, with Headmaster Tommy Gunn and Heritage Elementary Principal Yandell Harris leaving for headmaster positions elsewhere.

Fruth outlines plans for continued growth

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Economically, Columbus is poised to become a "shining star of the South," said economic development expert Bill Fruth, who noted a few caveats, some which didn't sit well with a group assembled Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to hear him speak.

Arrest report 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of March, 18, 2012.

 

CLRA wraps up projects, looks ahead

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the commencement of spring and summer sports, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short already is looking to fall and winter. A $4.2 million soccer complex is scheduled to open in September, in the Burns Bottom area, which has Short hoping Columbus will catch soccer fever.

 

Online group raises funds to rebuild barn destroyed by fire

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Little remains now. Just a simple white house, some charred timbers, and Jimmy Craddieth on the front porch, watching the sun slide behind the trees on Sand Road, just as his father used to do.

Business owner arrested for possession of khat

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus business owner was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday.

 

'Stand Up, Speak Out' youth rally aims to address bullying

Posted 3/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.

 

 

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