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EMCC submits bid for Columbus Country Club

Posted 8/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An expansion for East Mississippi Community College may be on the horizon. As the Columbus Country Club heads to the auction block after more than a year of toiling in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, EMCC is one of the potential buyers with an offer on the table.

 

 

Columbus officials working on 2013 budget

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a Sept. 15 deadline looming, Columbus city officials have started preliminary discussions for the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

 

Link offers new approach to improving schools

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He has been a public school teacher, public college dean and is now head of a top-ranking public high school -- Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. He is a passionate supporter of a high-quality education for all children, and his career has been driven by his desire to eliminate inequities.

 

Grant to strengthen CAFB's position as BRAC talks resume

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. military installations around the world breathed a sigh of relief when Congress recently killed a round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) scheduled for 2013 from its defense budget.

 

 

Two Lowndes school board positions open

Posted 8/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Qualifying opened Wednesday for two Lowndes County School District school board positions.

 

Man arrested for burglary

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.

 

New shot, procrastination combine for long waits at health dept.

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.

 

Mom's inquiry leads to arrest of son

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.

 

City Council balks at renaming Catfish Alley

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request to honor a family member turned into a contentious issue during Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen dismiss grievance

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An ongoing dispute took a surprising turn Tuesday night when the Caledonia Board of Aldermen dismissed an employee's grievance against his supervisor.

 

 

Council says restaurateur's failed bid for CVB based on residency

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus restaurant owner may have more questions than answers after appearing Tuesday before the Columbus City Council. Glen Baldwin, owner of the Cattleman's Steak and Fish House and Pit and Cone restaurants, wanted answers from the council regarding a recent appointment to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Karriem receives appointment

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem has been selected to participate in a new leadership development initiative hosted by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

Columbus Soccer Complex nears completion

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opening ceremonies are being planned for a soon-to-be completed sports complex. The Columbus Soccer Complex, located in the Burns Bottom area near downtown Columbus, is scheduled to be completed Aug. 21. The soccer complex will open Sept. 22.

 

Supes grant Silicor extension to start construction

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give Silicor Materials an extension to meet terms of a local incentive package.

 

 

CPD holds 'Night Out' against crime

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will be hosting a night out from crime. Beginning tonight at 6, Columbus residents can attend events at one or more of four locations -- Sims Scott Park, Townsend Community Center, the East Columbus Gym and Sandfield Community Center.

 

Fortune passes passion for biology on to her students

Posted 8/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's always something happening below the surface in Flora Fortune's Columbus High School biology class.

Council expected to put final touches on redistricting plan

Posted 8/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will clear one of its last hurdles before redrawing the lines in some of its six wards. The Council on Tuesday will discuss and adopt an ordinance needed for approval before the final redistricting map can be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for final approval.

 

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