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Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building a better community, according to Matt Bogue, starts with supplying nails to the people with hammers.

 

One dead in fatal county fire

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

One person has died following a fire at a mobile home Monday afternoon.

 

Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are investigating a weekend shooting at Applewood Apartments on Yorkville Road.

Woman treated for internal injuries after being hit by ATV

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

One woman was hospitalized and a man jailed after he allegedly intentionally hit her with an all-terrain vehicle over the weekend.

18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old was arrested for a hit-and-run that sent one man to the hospital Thursday night.

Nora Miller appointed president at MUW

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday was supposed to be the first of several "listening sessions" held on the Mississippi University for Women campus during its process to find a successor to Jim Borsig, who retired as the university's president in June.

County raises property tax rate by 2 mills

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "perfect storm" of bad circumstances necessitated Lowndes County hike property tax rates for residents next year, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said Friday.

10 years, thousands of cases: Columbus Crime Lab handles evidence for investigations throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.

 

Bicyclist hospitalized in hit-and-run on William Roberts Road

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized.

 

Columbus man to spend 10 years in federal prison

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2016 shooting in Columbus.

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown Sept. 14, 2018

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Two plead guilty to sexually assaulting children in separate cases

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.

The Depot opening for business: Wedding venue, catering company expecting to open early next year

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.

Caledonia millage, budget will remain unchanged

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few new wrinkles were added to the budget the Caledonia Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday, but the bottom line will remain pretty much the same, Mayor Mitch Wiggins said.

Brooksville man jailed in Columbus for aggravated domestic violence

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brooksville man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly attacked a woman with a knife

Miller: New athletic teams helped MUW avoid cutting budget

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has faced numerous state budget cuts in recent years, causing student tuition to fund more than 50 percent of its expenditures.

Caledonia parks director says he was forced to resign

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Clardy is out as the Caledonia parks director, a move he said came without warning or explanation.

City taps Tupelo firm for retail development

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Tupelo-based firm with Golden Triangle ties will lead retail development efforts in Columbus for at least the next year.

New CMSD strategic plan focuses on student achievement

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.

Some area schools see spikes in discipline issues

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.

 

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