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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
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Sending our prayers to those who answer ours.
Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. If you are a nurse in our community, if you have a family member who is a nurse, or if a nurse has ever touched your life, please join us for a special candlelight prayer service for nurses in honor of National Nurses Week.
Baptist Golden TriangleMonday, May 5th 8:00 PMPatient Tower Courtyard2520 5th Street, NorthColumbus, MS
MAY 9, 2014 7PM
In Honor of the 2014 Graduates
Expect a Special Announcement, along with recognition of our Outstanding Alumni & Seniors, Alumni of the Year and much more….
SILENT AUCTION FROM 5:30 - 7:00PM
YOU MUST HAVE PAID YOUR DUES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SILENT AUCTION.
We have several very valuable packages in the auction and will require minimum bids.If your business would like to donate something for the auction, contact Amy at the number below.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING THAT DAY WITH DECORATING, SETTING UP OR WORKING A SIGN IN TABLE,
PLEASE LET US KNOW BY CONTACTING:
Amy Betts Williams via text/call @ 662-549-1404 or Email : Amy.Williams3@bmhcc.org
81st Annual Alumni Banquet
CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL’S
Anthony Brett Hollis and Brenda Charlene Hollis, married April 18.
Regional Martin and Leslie Dominique Thomas, married April 19.
Brendon Christopher Newsom and Jessica Lynese Wilson, married April 23.
Vernon Tad Robertson and Elizabeth Brooks Matthews, married April 26.
Kevin Michael Spencer and Pamela Paige Glover, married April 26.
Johnie L. Bush and Ramona Star Walker, married April 26.
Larry Donnel Jefferson and Shaquita Wanette Goulde, mar-ried April 26.
Bobby W. Harkins and Linda Harkins, married Nov. 20, 1993.
Billy Earl Green Jr. and Willie Renee Green, married Feb. 11, 2003.
Not submitted as of press time.
MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES
Coldwell Banker awarded
Phyllis Enis, Bill Straus and Kelly Frady received awards for 2013 from Coldwell Bank-er Real Estate, LLC. Their top hon-ors were recently recognized by Budge Huskey, President and CEO, “This prestigious distinction makes you a st ar among the top Coldwell banker sales as-sociates/representatives globally and I salute your achievements.”
Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is once again ranked among the nation’s top 500 design ﬁrms by
coming in at 199th on the prestigious list for 2014. It marks the 20th consecutive year that the company has made the list. “Retaining our stand-ing on this list is a testa-ment to the hard work of our employees across the company,” said Hib-bett Neel, Neel-Schaf-fer’s President. “It is our mission to serve our clients as an extension of their staff, and each year we develop new services that will further assist them in meeting their goals and needs.”
PACCAR earned the Director’s Award at East Mississippi Community College’s annual Golden Triangle Industry Appreci-ation Luncheon. PACCAR received the award “for the highest level of recog-nition through workforce training, demonstrating management excellence with superior outcomes, continuing to improve and build upon outstand-ing results and excellent systems and deploying world-class processes,” said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, the event’s speaker. Pic-tured from left are Engine Program Manager Lex Lemmers, EMCC Vice President for Workforce Services Dr. Raj Shaunak, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Plant Manager Scott Blue, Assistant Plant Manager Lance Walters, Controller Tina Albert and Assistant Plant Manager Edwin Sneehuijzen.
BY NATHAN GREGORY
The Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned Tuesday a judge’s order to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to re-open Co-Op Road. Board attorney Tim Hudson informed super-visors of the ruling during their Wednesday meeting. The court’s 8-1 decision was based on a failure of the residents who ap-pealed to do so at least 10 days after the board’s res-olution in October 2011. A county circuit court judge ordered supervisors to re-open the road and restore it to county speciﬁcations of condition in February 2013, ﬁnding that the pub-lished notice of a public hearing for the r oad clo-sure had been insufﬁcient. The county responded by appealing to the Missis-sippi Court of Appeals. It voted to re-open the road, which runs alongside the Columbus Co-Op in Dis-trict 2, in May 2013. Local attorney Hal Mc-Clanahan, representing his own family and anoth-er family who owned land and rights of way near the area in question, ﬁled a motion last month against the county and two rail-road companies for not re-pairing and re-opening the road’s rail crossing. The motion also contended there was no public notice given before the county entered into an agreement with BNSF Railway Com-pany to close the road if the company would repair and widen the adjacent Bethel Road crossing from 10 to 20 feet and re-close the Co-Op crossing.County road manager Ronnie Burns said the area in question serves fewer than 10 homes.Contacted after the meeting Wednesday, Mc-Clanahan said he would speak to his clients before deciding whether to appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, which has to agree to hear the case if it’s ﬁled. McClanahan argues that since supervisors voted last May to re-open the road, it’s open. Hud-son said the court’s ruling renders the circuit judge’s decision moot and that the road is re-abandoned.“We can’t be in con-tempt of an order that’s va-cated,” Hudson said.
Bond option renewed
Supervisors also re-newed a resolution that will give them authority to issue up to $30 million in bonds for infrastructure upgrades over the next two years. They will have the option during that time to issue one or more bonds at any time over the next two years if the potential for economic development projects arise. County leaders have ad-opted similar resolutions twice over the last four years but have not exer-cised the option, instead ﬁnding other ﬁnancing mechanisms for industrial development.
Supes approve advertising for Riverwalk connector, shooting range bids
Supervisors also ap-proved to advertise for bids for sidewalk connections between the Riverwalk and soccer complex. The Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded $500,000 to build the side- walks and will open bidsfrom contractors June 17. They also agreed to ad- vertise locally for dirt bidsfor a shooting range beingbuilt at the old Maxim Med-ical property now owned by the city of Columbus and the county. The Gold-en Triangle Development LINK successfully applied for a $1,053,000 military base enhancement grant.Both entities must match more than $30,000 in landdonations and $275,000 in in-kind services, which will involve doing some of the work in-house. Construc-tion is set to be completein October for the range, which will beneﬁt the Co-lumbus Air Force Base.
State Court of Appeals sides with county on Co-Op Road
Vacates circuit judge’s 2013 order to re-open road
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