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Police standoff leads to 2 arrests

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident Tuesday on the north side of Columbus that included gunshots, a man stripping out of his clothes, a large crowd and a three-hour-plus standoff ended with two men in custody.

District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates vying to represent District 17 in the state senate next year fielded questions on topics ranging from education to industry to gun control during a debate Tuesday at the Mississippi University for Women.

Columbus paving projects begin this week

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first paving projects included in the $4.5 million Columbus street improvement project are under way.

Court upholds Lowndes sexual battery conviction

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Sunday school teacher convicted of sexual battery has been denied a new trial by the state Court of Appeals.

Downtown alley redesign begins

Posted 10/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The design stage for the restoration of two downtown Columbus alleyways has begun.

C Spire looks to residential areas for cell towers

Posted 10/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A wireless provider seeking more favorable location guidelines for cell tower sites in Columbus will have to wait until next month to find out if its request will be granted.

Man charged with embezzling from local veteran's group

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man has been arrested and charged with embezzling from a local veteran's association.

W receives gift of more than $2M in support of scholarships

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of Mississippi University for Women founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More common in women, but breast cancer strikes men, too

Posted 10/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Roughly, 2,360 cases will be diagnosed in men in 2014. About 430 men will die from the disease, according to the The American Cancer Society.

Lowndes County Senate candidates prepare for election

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 10 days, Lowndes County voters will go to the polls to choose which of four candidates will fill the unexpired term of former District 17 state senator Terry Brown.

 

CMSD unveils new website

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District unveiled a new website last week.

 

 

LCSD looking for armed robbery suspects

Posted 10/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for two men responsible for the armed robbery of a Crawford convenience store.

 

Turkeys needed for annual Thanksgiving program

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire & Rescue are organizing the 20th annual Turkey Drive.

Woodard stepping down as assistant to mayor, COO

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The assistant to Columbus' mayor and chief operations officer is resigning.

Fundraiser for Columbus child is Saturday

Posted 10/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-grader at Cook Elementary has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and locals are rallying to support he and his family.

 

CAFB Main Gate reopens after threat

Posted 10/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Columbus Air Force Base officials, a military working dog alerted on a vehicle attempting to enter the base through the main gate at approximately 11:05 a.m..

 

Lowndes sex offender arrested for statutory rape

Posted 10/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randy Scott Watkins, 24, of 30 Thompson Cove in Lowndes County, was arrested Monday.

Columbus sales tax returns set Oct. record

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections got a $32,580 head start over the previous fiscal year.

Firm moves forward in Columbus redistricting process

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

How the city's wards may be redrawn is taking shape after Columbus councilmen approved the firm overseeing the redistricting process to move forward with its concept.

Councilmen appoint Mauldin to LINK board

Posted 10/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County representation on the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors is now set.

 

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