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'History in No Time': Georgia businessman pens book to combat fading history education

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randolph Russell did not come to the Columbus Rotary Club empty-handed Tuesday. The Georgia businessman and musician brought with him two boxes of his self-published book and a saxophone.

Acclaimed organist to perform Fitzner concert Sunday

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Martha Claire Kennedy Fitzner Concert Series returns Sunday to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus with a performance by award-winning organist Joby Bell of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Boone, North Carolina.

City faces lawsuit from bystander injured in officer-involved shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman shot as a bystander in an officer-involved shooting in Columbus a year ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the officer she says shot her.

Russian-roulette-style game claims New Hope man's life

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old man has died after he and several others were apparently playing a Russian roulette-style game over the weekend.

CMSD explores designating Hunt a Historic Landmark

Posted 11/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Months after a former Columbus school was designated for State Landmark status, Columbus Municipal School District plans to apply for the same designation for its sister school, district officials said Friday.

American Deli cashiers speak out after mall melee

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A steady stream of customers waited patiently in line Saturday at American Deli in Leigh Mall when Briana Jackson began her shift at 4 p.m.

After 30 years of helping women at Recovery House, Johnson to retire

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly every time the board of trustees for Recovery House meets, Executive Director Stephanie Johnson is there with a letter from a woman who has been touched by the program.

Winning Ohio candidate credits MUW for providing 'foundations' of her career

Posted 11/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As recently as four years ago, Ohio was just a place on a map and politics wasn't even on the radar for Allison Russo. But on Tuesday, Russo was elected to represent Ohio's 24th District in the statehouse, winning her first political campaign as a Democrat in her suburban Columbus, Ohio district.

182-year-old Beckrome to be demolished

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An antebellum house in north Columbus is slated to be demolished.

Legislation restoring $800k to Lowndes expected next year

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the Mississippi Legislature convenes in January, Lowndes County officials will ask for the right to assess taxes on businesses operating on Golden Triangle Regional Airport land, a move that will restore $800,000 in revenue for the county and its school district.

 

Hitchhiker attacks driver who gave him a ride

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect who allegedly attacked a driver who gave him a ride on Thursday. The attack occurred about 7 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.

 

Man accused of molesting children under 14

Posted 11/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

Man accused of molesting children under 14 charged with sexual battery

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens man is behind bars for multiple counts of child molestation.

CMSD second-graders will use robots to learn coding basics

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robots will roam second-grade classrooms at Columbus Municipal School District later this month. Second grade students at CMSD will learn how to code and program two types of robots with the help of mentors from the Golden Triangle Coding Academy Nov. 26-30.

Caledonia man arrested for hitting another vehicle with his car

Posted 11/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is in jail after he allegedly tried to run his girlfriend's sister's vehicle off the road Sunday. Cory Trent Bullard, 30, of 218 Thomas Circle, has been charged with aggravated assault manifesting in extreme indifference to life.

DUI crash ignites refrigeration store

Posted 11/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of a refrigeration company on Tuscaloosa Road claim more than $1 million in inventory damage after a car crashed into the facility and caught it on fire early Sunday morning.

Bringing 'guns' to the White House: Muscle-bound Columbus native and chef has served four presidential administrations

Posted 11/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last weekend, Andre Rush was in Belgium accepting a peace award. On Thursday, he was sitting outside Helen's Kitchen in Columbus, musing with his old classmate Kabir Karriem about life at Lee High School, where they both were members of the last graduating class in 1992.

Police Explorers returning to Columbus

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Police Explorers program is returning to Columbus. Boy Scouts of America will officially charter the revamped Explorers in a ceremony Monday evening.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Judge denies new grand jury for Boykin

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County circuit judge ruled Thursday not to drop the manslaughter indictment against a former Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting three years ago.

Traveling Smithsonian exhibition on its way to Columbus

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Agnes Zaiontz saw the Water/Ways traveling Smithsonian museum exhibition in Pickwick, Tennessee last year, she immediately loved it.

 

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