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Island substation named after retiring Harris

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ask anybody who has ever worked with Charlie "C.F." Harris what they think about him and they'll tell you two things: He's a straight shooter, and he's a pleasure to work with.

Columbus resident charged with molestation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An undocumented worker has been arrested and charged with molestation.

Missing Caledonia toddler found safe in Georgia

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Amber Alert that was issued for a Caledonia toddler has been canceled after the child was found safe in Sylvester, Ga.

 

Man shot in the leg by Columbus barber

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was shot in the leg by his barber Wednesday afternoon.

 

One sibling dead, alert issued for another

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 7-month-old Caledonia infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continued to search for her sibling Wednesday.

Kenyan orphanage director speaks to Columbus Rotary Club

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenyan orphanage director Patrick Mungai spoke to members of the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday and told them about his work with the homeless children of Africa.

Columbus kid makes his pitch

Posted 4/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dean Sasser, an 8-year-old who suffered severe head trauma in a February car accident, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Heritage Academy's baseball game Tuesday evening.

CVB gets clean financial audit

Posted 4/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau has received a clean audit on their finances from the 2012-13 fiscal year.

AG opinion changes little on vice-mayor term limit

Posted 4/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.

 

Immanuel Christian School charts new path forward

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Advisors with Immanuel Christian School are looking forward to changes in the upcoming school. From the possibility of new athletic facilities to a new headmaster, advisors say the school is primed for growth.

 

Settlement brings new hope for Kerr-McGee cleanup

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maranatha Faith Center Pastor Steve Jamison sees the $5.15 billion settlement from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation as a major turning point in the 15-year fight his East Columbus church has led to remediate the contamination from the Kerr-McGee site and protect the safety of those who live near it.

Chicks: They're not just for Easter anymore

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For years, the approach of Easter meant to trip to the local co-op or feed store to buy an Easter Chick. In recent years, however, the practice of buying live chicks as Easter gifts has fallen into disfavor in some quarters.

 

One convicted in 2012 West Point stabbing death

Posted 4/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the stabbing death of a West Point in 2012.

 

County to ask to rezone land near soccer complex

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The short-term goal is to get new signs for the Columbus Soccer Complex. The long-term goal is to add fields.

Columbus L&W eyes new 5-year plan

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors tabled a proposed five-year work plan for water and sanitary sewer improvements Thursday.

Columbus School board won't go 'buy the book'

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board rejected a request of almost $2 million dollars from interim school superintendent Edna McGill, a move that could prevent students from having the proper textbooks for the 2014-15 school year.

Columbus police chief McQueen retires

Posted 4/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is looking for a new chief. Mayor Robert Smith said Chief Selvain McQueen relinquished his vehicle and uniform late Thursday afternoon and announced his retirement.

Leaders approve speed curbing measures

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.

Lowndes Schools addressing reading woes

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is taking steps to ensure that every child is reading on his or her grade level.

 

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