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Columbus firefighter axed for marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Tuesday fired a firefighter because he married a family member of a fellow firefighter.

City approves rental increases for Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.

Councilmen amend event ordinance involving sale of alcohol

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.

Firefighter transferred after marrying co-worker's niece

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council unanimously voted Tuesday to transfer a city firefighter to another department after he married the relative of a fellow firefighter.

CLRA to interview 4 applicants for director

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen applicants have been whittled to four as the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority board looks to hire a new executive director.

In Columbus, Rural Physicians head talks need for doctors

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi is full of small towns that few people care about, aside, of course, from the people who live in those towns.

 

Council fails to agree on LINK board appointment

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates applied to be the city of Columbus' appointment to a regional economic development board, but councilmen couldn't agree on a selection.

 

Lowndes supes award road striping contract

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 83 miles of unstriped roads in Lowndes County will be striped after supervisors awarded a contract during their meeting Monday.

Qualifying deadline for Senate vacancy passes

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The candidates hoping to replace the vacant District 17 Mississippi Senate are set after the deadline to qualify passed Monday.

Murray to lead Christmas Parade

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Christmas Parade is going to have a younger feel this year.

 

Sanders, Smith appoint Moore to CVB

Posted 10/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city and county's tourism board has a full nine members for the first time in nearly 16 months. The newest member of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees is Thomas "Tango"

 

 

The W to use jeans to raise awareness for domestic, sexual violence

Posted 10/6/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's students, faculty and staff look to raise awareness and provide encouragement for women and men who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence on Tuesday.

 

 

Caledonia Elem. named Blue Ribbon School

Posted 10/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Elementary School was designated Friday as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, one of just two Mississippi schools to earn the prestigious honor and the only public school to achieve the distinction.

 

Columbus redistricting discussion begins Tuesday

Posted 10/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The firm that assisted Columbus officials with the city's recently approved annexation will discuss redistricting with councilmen Tuesday.

7th Ave. Heritage Festival begins today

Posted 10/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Party with a purpose. That, Kabir Karriem said, has been the theme for Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival during its 32-year history.

 

Lowndes Co. drug bust nets $100K worth of crystal meth

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The raid, which took place Friday, was the result of a five-month investigation conducted by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit.

 

Family remembers Columbus fire victim

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last hours of her life, Oranjula Shanklin did what she did best: She made her mother laugh.

Grant could help GTRA get westbound service

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that GTRA was one of 16 airports that had been awarded funding from the Small Community Air Service Development Program for local air service needs.

 

CLRA begins process to replace outgoing director

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Board has received 16 applications for the department's executive director position.

 

 

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