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CPD officer faces suspension for pointing Taser at shackled man

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer faces possible suspension for pointing a Taser at a shackled inmate in an emergency room examination area.

 

CPD to boost Columbus High football security

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is adding security for Columbus High School home football games for the remainder of the season in light of a parking lot shooting outside Falcon Stadium Friday night.

 

SPED program comes again under scrutiny

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Parents of children with disabilities complained to Columbus Municipal School District trustees Monday their children are not receiving special education services in a timely manner -- or at all.

 

Lee-Stokes Road collision kills pedestrian

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist Monday evening on Lee-Stokes Road near New Hope, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.

 

Annex demo could make way for courthouse expansion

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the demolition of the Lowndes County Courthouse Annex building expected to be finished this week, the land on the corner of Fifth Street North and Third Avenue North will be used as a green space -- for the time being.

Photos: Burger Bash

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Noah Arroyo, 3, gets a quick ketchup cleanup from his father, Tito Arroyo, at the 2017 Burger Bash cooking competition in Columbus Saturday. Noah is the son of Tito and Damaris Arroyo of Columbus.

West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game

Posted 9/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man has been arrested in connection with a Friday night shooting outside Falcon Field, the football stadium of Columbus High School.

CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens

Posted 9/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The past two years have been particularly challenging for Columbus Police Department.

CMSD Monday meeting to focus on special ed

Posted 9/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Monday special-call meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board will focus exclusively on special education. But board president Jason Spears doesn't expect any official action to come of it.

Photo: Courthouse Annex demolition

Posted 9/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Workers with Burns Construction continue demolition of the old Courthouse Annex building on Fifth Street North Thursday afternoon. The work is expected the be completed today. Once cleared, the county will use the space as additional parking. County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said the space may be used to build an additional courthouse but no timetable for that project has been presented. The district attorney's office was located in the annex before moving to the old National Bank of Commerce building on the corner of Fifth and Main streets.

Fire badly damages east Columbus home

Posted 9/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday evening fire left an east Columbus home with extensive damage, but no one was injured.

Jailers disciplined in wake of inmate escape

Posted 9/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All nine Lowndes County Adult Detention Center employees on duty when an inmate escaped from the facility earlier this month have received "pretty serious discipline," according to sheriff's office chief deputy Marc Miley.

Emphasis on targeting helps football on all levels

Posted 9/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While targeting penalties are up 73 percent this year, veteran Southeastern Conference football official Stan Murray said he believes the message of the dangers of targeting are getting through to players and coaches alike.

City, county parks system prepare for split

Posted 9/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In less than two weeks, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreational Authority will cease to exist in its current form.

'We rescued 18 people, 10 dogs and four cats': Local first responders, utility workers recount hurricane aid efforts

Posted 9/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From rescuing residents and pets from flooded homes to restoring electrical power for thousands of people, the Golden Triangle lent a hand to hurricane victims.

 

Police search for armed robbery suspects

Posted 9/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are searching for two armed robbery suspects.

 

Princess owner plans to reopen theater

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Princess Theater owner Bart Lawrence plans to open the theater portion of his downtown nightclub for public events on Saturday with or without Columbus City Council approval.

Man jailed for Caledonia sexual battery

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is being charged with the sexual battery of a woman in Caledonia last week.

GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years ago, Jill Savely didn't know what an early college high school was.

Hospital lends warmth to humane society

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Comer had an idea a while back and she knew just who to take it to.

 

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