COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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4-County warns of phone scam

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association officials are asking customers to call law enforcement if they have received phone calls asking for bill payments.

 

 

MUW partners with Co-Lin CC for new bachelor's degree

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is partnering with a community college to offer a bachelor's degree to culinary students.

 

 

CL&W concerned about slow meter installation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members on Thursday sent a message to the company installing new water meters in the city: Pick up the pace.

 

Photo: Last Sounds of Summer

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday was the final Sounds of Summer concert of the season.

CAFB takes positive approach to study results

Posted 7/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say they are evaluating the services they provide to personnel after an Air Force Times study listed the base as one of the least-popular to be stationed in the Air Force.

 

Meridian man dies in collision with 18-wheeler

Posted 7/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Meridian man died in Lowndes County Thursday when his SUV was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler.

 

Airbus VP says future is bright in Columbus

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since American Eurocopter put down roots in the Golden Triangle in 2003, more than 800 helicopters have departed the hangar at Golden Triangle Regional Airport. After a re-branding to Airbus Group in January, the Airbus Helicopters plant in Columbus is gearing up to launch its second full helicopter assembly line on Aug. 28.

 

Meth lab discovered in Lowndes County

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A meth lab has been discovered in Lowndes County and authorities are searching for the persons responsible.

 

MUW again on list of top schools for employees

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second consecutive year, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the Nation's Greatest Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

River Island Park hits funding snag

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Efforts to convert land west of the Tombigbee River on The Island into a man-made beach and park will be delayed after the city's request for grant funding was not approved.

Jamison: EPA award means more than recognition

Posted 7/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local group's dedication to the cleanup and repurposing of the Kerr-McGee site has received national recognition for its efforts.

CVB pitches in $21K for sidewalk connector lights

Posted 7/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted to provide $21,136 for supplies that will be used to install ornamental lighting on the connecting sidewalk between the Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.

Local church hopes to start food backpack program

Posted 7/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local church group is hoping to feed 40 elementary students who would otherwise go without meals on the weekends.

 

Permits granted for New Hope sewer expansion

Posted 7/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have approved utility permits for Columbus Light and Water on several county roads that will allow the utility company to install a pressure sewer main connecting the New Hope School District to the city's sewer system.

 

Severstal plant sold to Indiana company

Posted 7/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severstal Columbus will be formally sold by the end of the year. Steel Dynamics Inc., an Indiana-based steel producer and metal recycler, announced this morning that it has agreed to purchase the Lowndes County steel plant from Severstal.

Lowndes voters to decide school bond issue

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters outside Columbus city limits will head to the polls next month to vote "Yes" or "No" on a $47 million school bond issue. The proposed bond is part of a Lowndes County School District master plan that overhauls campuses in Caledonia, New Hope and West Lowndes.

Columbus sales tax collections up nearly $100K

Posted 7/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sales tax revenue in Columbus from May saw a gain of more than $91,000 over May 2013 thanks to out-of-town traffic generated by events held in the city, including the President's Cup soccer tournament and Market Street Festival.

 

Grant could bring netbooks to Crawford Center

Posted 7/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Crawford Center could have netbook computers soon. Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority is applying for $12,000-to-$15,000 in grant funding from Toyota that would fund 25 Samsung Chromebooks and a storage cart for the wireless devices.

 

Port authority moves toward finding new director

Posted 7/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority will advertise in a maritime industry publication and work with a professional staffing agency to find the port's next director.

 

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