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CVB agrees to pay one-third of bridge renovation

Posted 4/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After hearing from representatives of the city of Columbus and Lowndes County, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors is faced with a decision: Give them $400,000 to repair the old river bridge, or not?

 

Scene & Seen photos from April 18, 2010

Posted 4/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Photos from the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage Block Party, The Link Business After Hours at Tampico Bay and an exhibit opening at Columbus Arts Council.

 

Monday Profile: Change for the better

Posted 4/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Freda Dismukes, 46, had more than 15 years experience working in upper retail management when she decided to make a career change.

 

Columbus police search for armed robbery, domestic violence suspects

Posted 4/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police are on the lookout for a suspect in an armed robbery incident Saturday night at a local convenience store.

 

 

Administrators: MUW can't offset budget cuts

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While administrators are working to boost enrollment and have raised tuition, budget cuts expected for Mississippi University for Women in coming years will be too steep to offset, school officials said Friday.

 

 

Columbus woman slashed with broken bottle during fight outside bar

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 22-year-old woman was sent to Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle early Saturday with cuts to her face following an assault at the Elk’s Lodge.

 

 

Triplett's probation revoked; child porn trial set for June

Posted 4/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The probation of Robert Warren Triplett Jr., a Lowndes County man who faces child pornography charges, was revoked April 8.

 

 

Time running out to pay overdue Municipal Court fines

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There’s just a few weeks left in the city’s amnesty program for outstanding municipal court fines. And officers are still serving warrants.

 

 

Farmers Market tours begin with Palmer Home open house

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Where does food come from? The Hitching Lot Farmer’s Market invites the community to see for themselves.

 

Accident on Main Street sends three to hospital

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A three-vehicle accident Thursday night on Main Street in Columbus sent three people to the hospital.

 

Supervisors ask CVB to fund bridge project

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County supervisors Thursday voted to ask the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to pay $400,000 to restore the old river bridge, echoing action earlier this week by the City Council.

 

 

Visitors bring Italian touch to city

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus got a taste of Italy this week. Or is it the other way around?

 

Speaker urges Tea Partiers to 'get back to Constitution'

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tea Party must look for conservative candidates, Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for government and public policy for the American Family Association, told an audience of about 50 people at a Tax Day rally on the steps of the Lowndes County Courthouse.

 

Tennessee Williams dedication to be held on MUW campus today

Posted 4/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There will be a dedication to Mississippi author and Columbus native Tennessee Williams at Mississippi University for Women’s Fant Memorial Library on today at 4 p.m.

 

 

Childers announces grant for Artesia fire station

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First District U.S. Rep. Travis Childers announced $475,302 in Recovery Act funding for Grenada and Lowndes Counties.

 

 

Only one qualified for new judge’s seat

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2005, lawmakers voted to add a third judge to the 16th Circuit Court to represent Noxubee and Clay counties. But, so far, only one person has qualified for the seat in the upcoming election.

 

 

Fire chief named to task force

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Ken Moore has been named a task force leader for 2010-12 by the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

Be Counted: Friday deadline to mail back questionnaires

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday is the last day to return 2010 Census forms by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will accept all census forms mailed on or before April 16, after which Census Bureau workers will visit individual households to collect the data.

 

 

State treasurer ‘ready for normalcy’

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state’s spending of federal dollars is not “sustainable” for the future, Treasurer Tate Reeves Wednesday told members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club.

 

 

Business as usual on tax deadline

Posted 4/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the deadline to file your income taxes hours away — before closing time at local post offices, to be precise — some area tax filing services say they’re getting a little more business, while other accountants say it’s business as usual.

 

 

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