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Police seek man for indecent exposure on MUW campus

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women police are investigating a rash of indecent exposure reports around campus.


City increases wrecker fees

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is raising its wrecker fees.


Meeting to discuss Kerr-McGee cleanup set for tonight

Posted 3/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This evening, the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust will hold an informal town hall to update residents about ongoing cleanup efforts in and around the former Kerr-McGee site in Columbus.


City: Law supports slashing businesses' hours

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a different sort of week for the relationship between Columbus' city government and two of its businesses.


'Life' happens at CMS: Golden Triangle Leadership group creates fun way to teach eighth graders about hard choices

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andrew O'Neal thought he was safe.


O-Kay Foods agrees to close at 5 p.m.

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local business owner has agreed to restrict his convenience store's operating hours after initial resistance to requests from city officials.


Man shot on 7th Avenue Tuesday afternoon

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least one person was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting on Seventh Avenue North.


Third 'Possum Town Throwdown' set for Thursday

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third year, the Columbus High School boys basketball team will clash with a team coached by Mayor Robert Smith to help raise money for cancer research.


Former Noxubee coach gets 15 years for sexual battery

Posted 3/21/2017 in Area

A former Noxubee County High School coach received a 15-year sentence Monday for sexual battery of a minor.


Utility payment service causing bill pay issues

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-party payment provider is causing frustration for some local utility companies and their customers.


Columbus' JCPenney slated to permanently close

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall in Columbus is losing one of its anchor stores.


Young CPD officers hope to make a difference

Posted 3/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's no secret that Columbus Police Department is a young department.


Elkin retiring from CPD

Posted 3/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After almost 27 years, Capt. Donnie Elkin is turning in his badge in favor of retirement from the Columbus Police Department.


Challenge to councilman's residence falls flat

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus municipal Democratic executive committee dismissed a complaint against incumbent Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones after the complainant, Gary Jefferson, failed to arrive in time for a Friday evening hearing.


Legislation tackles bullying policies for school districts

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A piece of anti-bullying legislation, co-authored by District 41 Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus), is heading to the governor's desk.


Columbus pursuing state grant for new pedestrian trail

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is pursuing a grant for the opening phase of a walking trail planned to stretch from the Soccer Complex to Logan's Roadhouse on North 18th Avenue.


Mayor breaks tie to allow Juneteenth beer sales

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council knotted on a vote to allow beer sales at the annual Juneteenth festival this summer during its Tuesday evening meeting.


'The most dramatic breakfasts I've ever eaten'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Crews said he heard one of his favorite quotes in the early morning hours at a First Monday Trade Day in Ripley.


Supes approve funding for 50-plus job development

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved more than $1.7 million in grants and loans for a company to build a $7.5 million new facility on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus at the industrial park west of Columbus.


Republican committee bars Columbus mayoral hopeful from ballot

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus mayoral candidate may have to sue to be on the ballot. The Columbus Municipal Republican Election Committee declined to certify Garthia Halbert, who attempted to qualify as a Republican candidate, for the mayoral election.



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