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KiOR exploring sale, hires firm to assist

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

KiOR has hired a firm to perform financial advising and assist in exploring a possible merger or sale. The company, which built a $218 million plant in Columbus in 2011, made the announcement in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.

The summer of the 'super flea'

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Summer is here, and so are the pests that come with it. If it seems that this year the flea problem is especially bad, it's probably a sign that the fleas are getting better at adapting to treatments, experts say.

Local men arrested on drug charges

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested on separate charges related to drug trafficking.

Photo: Mayor honored

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was selected as the 27th civilian to be honored with the Columbus Air Force Base Wingman distinction during a Tuesday evening presentation at the CAFB.

 

Caledonia restructures park department

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen have agreed to a restructuring of its park department that will result in three part-time employees overseeing maintenance and operations rather than one full-time parks director.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 7-10-14

Posted 7/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Robbery victim dies after being shot in face

Posted 7/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus man who was shot in a Sunday morning robbery has died. Quinton Hill, 31, died 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at University Medical Center in Jackson, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.

School board, council vow closer cooperation

Posted 7/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council and members of the Columbus Municipal School Board met Tuesday night to discuss the school district's operations and finances.

 

Supes approve requests to void HOME contracts

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved requests from owners of two houses being rebuilt as part of the HOME Investment Participation Program to cancel their contracts with LRJ&J Construction.

 

MDA to be asked for more funds for shooting range

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority may be willing to allocate more money toward construction of a new firing range in Columbus to make up for insufficient local commitments.

Photo: Bomb threat at Walmart

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From left, Walmart employees Vicki Reed, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Baker wait outside the Columbus Walmart Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to local law enforcement.

Council, school board meet tonight

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board and the Columbus city council are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss the district's current financial state.

Monday profile: Lowndes County man looking to put literature on airwaves

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie. That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.

Columbus man shot in head during robbery

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.

Weather plagues progress on Jess Lyons fire station

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harsh, damp winter weather coupled with an unusually wet June has had an effect on the progress of numerous local construction projects. The new fire station on Jess Lyons Road is no different.

Residents, supervisors frustrated over slow pace of HOME projects

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County homeowners will have their home rebuilt, thanks to grant funding from the Mississippi Development Authority's HOME Investment Participation Program. When the homes will be ready to move into is in question, however.

Cops, prosecutors balk at new law

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.

CPD names Swan new commander of investigations

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Columbus Police Department said he is hoping to work with the community to help create a trust in the department.

 

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