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Weyerhaeuser pays $37K fine for air pollution

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.

 

 

Steel Dynamics contractor to pay $61K fine

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contractor for the Steel Dynamics mill in Columbus is paying a $61,867 civil fine for environmental violations relating to hazardous waste and emergency readiness.

 

Ridge Road home lost to Friday morning blaze

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County family lost their home Friday morning.

Brown-Wright urges crowd to continue MLK's message

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Flonzie Brown-Wright, Mississippi native, Civil Rights activist and former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visited Columbus and spoke at a prayer breakfast at Stephens Chapel M.B. Church on Saturday morning.

Partnership between entrepreneur, Columbus garment factory has been life-saver for both

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Cathy Griffith and Rich Coachys, there is no sound more beautiful than the collective whir of 100-plus sewing machines.

Five now vying for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk is now a five-person contest after three Republicans qualified to run.

 

GTRA head asks Lowndes Co. for westbound flights funds

Posted 1/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to commit $125,000 toward an incentive package that Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey said is needed to help secure westbound air service for the airport.

 

14th Wing welcomes squadron

Posted 1/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With four simple words Thursday, a new partnership between Columbus Air Force Base and Moody Air Force Base became official.

 

Lowndes Sheriff's Dept. conducts sex offender check

Posted 1/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A compliance check conducted Wednesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Marshal Service shows the vast majority of convicted sex offenders in the county are living at their registered addresses.

 

 

Miss. files fraud lawsuit against Khosla over KiOR

Posted 1/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew long ago that bankrupt biofuel firm KiOR had poor prospects for success, but misled the state into loaning the company $75 million.

 

Police stats show high number of Hiedi Ho calls

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have compiled statistics that show a staggering number of officer responses to Club Hiedi Ho.

CAFB to help train Afghan pilots

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base will activate the 81st Fighter Squadron during a ceremony Thursday at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia.

State Auditor Pickering talks corruption, upcoming elections

Posted 1/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Auditor Stacey Pickering spoke Tuesday at the meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women.

Karriem to face Harrison in primary

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kabir Karriem announced Monday his candidacy for District 41 state representative.

CMSD learns final value of textbook return

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the $1.1 million worth of textbooks the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees has voted to purchase in the last six months, $34,547 currently stands as a waste.

Columbus councilmen look elsewhere to serve

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus councilmen have qualified to run in county and state elections this year and if they are declared winners they would be forced to vacate their council posts mid-term.

LINK pitches WorkKeys to Columbus School District

Posted 1/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a week after addressing the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees, the Golden Triangle Development LINK made the same pitch to Columbus city schools Monday night.

Dream365 cancelled; MLK events abound

Posted 1/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus event that honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for nearly a decade is no more, but the city will have several events to celebrate the message of the civil rights icon.

County students to be offered WorkKeys in spring

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every junior and senior attending Lowndes County high schools will have the opportunity to take the WorkKeys Test beginning in March.

Lowndes sheriff race getting crowded

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County sheriff has become a three-candidate affair less than a week after qualifying for county elections began.

 

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