COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Regional leader praises Lowndes industrial park

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"This is an incredible plan," Earl F. Gohl, federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tuesday said of the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.

 

School rallies around family of slain father

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents and faculty at Immanuel Center for Christian Education are rallying around the family of a Columbus man killed by an alleged drunk driver.

 

Police investigate string of burglaries

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a five-day rash of burglaries, including several at high-profile public locations like the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

Local managers relieved at news of CEO's survival

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Administrators at American Eurocopter in Columbus were relieved when they found out Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, survived a Monday night plane crash in Alaska that killed five people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens.

City owed thousands in unpaid parking fees

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After waiving some municipal court fines earlier this year, city officials are considering another amnesty program just for those with outstanding parking tickets.

 

Caney Fork owner: Restaurant may return

Posted 8/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The president of Caney Fork Restaurants says the Columbus location may return.

 

EADS North America CEO survives Alaska plane crash; ex-senator killed

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A plane carrying nine people -- including former Sen. Ted Stevens and CEO of defense contractor EADS North America Sean O'Keefe -- crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday.

 

Columbus puts Annexation on hold

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Monday agreed to postpone further consideration of annexing any areas into Columbus until the city's budget for next year is completed.

 

 

Schools awarded for involving students in bypass studies

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Municipal School District schools were recognized by the Federal Highway Administration Monday for "exceptional human environment stewardship."

 

 

Local school makes the grade on SATs

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annunciation Catholic School has quietly been putting up some impressive numbers for years. But we're not talking sports statistics. These are SAT scores.

 

 

Fight leads to walk-by shooting

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An argument between juveniles likely resulted in a shotgun shooting Sunday in Columbus, said police spokeswoman Terrie Songer.

 

Caney Fork says legal fight with landlord forced closing

Posted 8/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in a year, a restaurant located at 528 18th Ave. N. in Columbus has closed. A sign posted on the door of the Caney Fork Restaurant, formerly Santa Fe Cattle Co., read: "Due to an unresolved dispute with our landlord we have been forced to close."

Columbus High, MUW graduate teaching in small village in Kazakhstan

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jessie Maree Powers, 25, is teaching English in a small village in northern Kazakhstan, as a member of the Peace Corps.

 

City to put surveillance cameras at Riverwalk

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After working overtime, dressed in camouflage, to stake out the Riverwalk for the past three weeks, Columbus police officers have arrested three juveniles for spray-painting the old Highway 82 bridge.

 

First Baptist breaks ground on new facility

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people gathered Sunday to watch the groundbreaking of First Baptist Church's new activities building and fellowship hall at 3000 Bluecutt Road.

Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Posted 8/9/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.

 

Base pumps $287M into local economy

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Air Force Base increased its payroll and annual expenditures in the 2009 fiscal year, pumping $287 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact report released Friday.

 

Smooth start for Lowndes schools

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's first day back to class Friday went smoothly.

13th annual Artesia Days festival boasts crowd of 7,000-8,000

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 13th annual Artesia Days festival was all about community and, in Artesia, educated children are the future of the community.

 

Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Posted 8/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.

 

 

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