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Restaurant tax: City works with CVB on restaurant tax solution

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen are making a last-ditch effort to negotiate with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau to renew a countywide restaurant tax set to expire in June.

 

Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in executive session to terminate one police officer and suspend another for violating the Columbus Police Department's standard operating procedures.

 

Photo: Snow day

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hadley Richards, 7, Connor Richards, 9, Miles Richards, 6, and their mother, Julie Richards, play in the falling snow this morning. "I was going to go for a run today, but the snow changed my plans. Instead we decided to spend the morning playing in the snow," Julie said.

 

Second child involved in Sunday wreck dies

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second child involved the Sunday car accident that already claimed the life of a woman and her grandson has died from his injuries, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed today.

 

Architectural plans in place for downtown hotel

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The architectural drawings for The New Stone Hotel and The Arcade Hotel renovations are now under review in order to begin the process toward obtaining a building permit.

Caledonia boy, grandmother die in wreck

Posted 1/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people died after a car accident Sunday morning at the intersection of Highway 45 and Spurline Road.

LCSD Board appoints officers, lowers most sports ticket prices

Posted 1/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In its first meeting of the year Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees appointed new officers, honored its top teachers and administrators, dropped ticket prices for all sports but football and accepted a bid for copy printing services that it expects to save the district between $20,000 and $32,000 per month.

 

CFR fire engine involved in accident

Posted 1/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Fire and Rescue fire engine was involved in a traffic accident Saturday with a civilian driver while responding to a fire call, according to a department press release.

 

Shooter identified in Highway 82 road rage shooting incident

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville man was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly shooting into a vehicle during a "road rage" incident on Highway 82.

The power of theater: MUW hosts state festival this weekend for second time in six years

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Taylor Battey hustles across the stage, shouting in an Irish accent and throwing foam bricks at a fellow actor hidden behind the left stage curtain.

Three arrested for use of meth, pot near 8-year-old

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 911 call Tuesday to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three Golden Triangle residents.

Student pilots tested in virtual reality flights

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Virtual reality training is hardly a new concept in the U.S. Air Force.

Police chief reprimands officer for talking to newspaper

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department's former community relations officer has apparently been reprimanded for confirming her job status with the media and threatened with suspension without pay if happens again.

Bond denied for Motel 6 murder suspect

Posted 1/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond was denied for a murder suspect accused of shooting and killing a man outside the Motel 6 last month.

Presley: For-profit utilities should pass tax savings on to customers

Posted 1/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first results of the new tax law passed by Congress in December may show up in an unexpected place: monthly gas bills.

Sanders ousted as CPD community relations officer

Posted 1/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rhonda Sanders is out as the Columbus Police Department's community relations officer.

CPD: Man throws concrete block through ex's vehicle window

Posted 1/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces a string of charges, including two felonies, after he allegedly threw a concrete block through the back window of his ex-girlfriend's car.

 

Camp Pratt sells to adjacent property owner

Posted 1/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Frank P. Phillips YMCA announced Tuesday it has agreed to sell Camp Henry Pratt to a local businessman who owns property adjacent to the 70-acre site in south Lowndes County.

 

Suspect arrested for Motel 6 murder

Posted 1/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for a fatal shooting outside Motel 6 last month.

Six search firms submit bids to help replace CMSD supt.

Posted 1/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees plans to choose a search firm for the hiring of a new superintendent on Jan. 17.

 

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