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Officials respond to voting concerns at Union precinct

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

State and local officials have responded to a number of allegations and concerns from citizens about potential irregularities at the Union voting precinct in the June 6 general election.

The Book of Joe: LINK CEO Higgins enlists ghostwriter to work on book project

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has been six months since the CBS News program "60 Minutes" told the Joe Max Higgins story of how the colorful, homespun economic development CEO brought manufacturing jobs to the Golden Triangle at a time when the industry was stagnant at best.

New Columbus Arts Council director looks for more long-term donations

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council has a new director.

Shooting at murder suspect's house believed to be accidental

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded Friday to what is now believed to have been an accidental shooting at the home of an accused murderer.

Convictions for police officer defendants rare

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Ernesto Ball was a kid, he knew many children in his community who wanted to be police officers.

Fireworks on the Water set for July 1

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Event organizers are encouraging people to make plans to go to the Lock and Dam on July 1 for the annual Fireworks on the Water.

CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.

Building hope: World Changers mission takes on 14 projects in Lowndes Co.

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One look at Lexi Moon and you know exactly what she's been up to. The boot on her left foot has a large splatter of white paint and her jeans and T-shirt are smeared with paint, too. Her hands are covered in it.

CPD officer suspended for Facebook posts

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three social media posts that landed a Columbus Police Department officer a 28-day suspension are now associated with a former officer's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city in federal court.

Council tables election commission appointments

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will wait until its next meeting to finish appointing members to the Municipal Election Commission.

 

Man lands crop duster on highway Tuesday

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded Tuesday to a private plane that had landed in the middle of the highway.

 

Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The house on the corner Sixth Avenue North and Ninth Street in Columbus has been for sale for about a month.

Proposed pay raise for councilmen fails

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted down an attempt to give its members a $3,000 raise for the next term, and the councilman who brought the matter forward refuses to explain why he did so.

LINK head concerned about state budget cuts

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite tight state budgets affecting grant and loan funding for infrastructure, the Golden Triangle Development LINK has continued to see sizable projects come to the area, according to Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins.

Woman arrested for alleged box cutter attack

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was arrested Monday for allegedly cutting a romantic partner with a box cutter.

Suspects lead police on chase through two counties

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What began as a traffic stop in the Columbus Walmart parking lot turned into a high speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies through Lowndes and southeast Clay County Monday morning.

Supes weighing options for Communiversity funding

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors want more time to consider a resolution that would pave the way for a $13.5 million bond issue for the Communiversity later this year.

 

CVB taps fundraising head for children's museum

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday to hire a dedicated fundraising coordinator for the planned children's museum.

 

Macon man jailed for domestic violence

Posted 6/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man over the weekend allegedly rammed his vehicle into a romantic partner's vehicle while she was inside.

 

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