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Trotter shooting suspect arrested

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in the Thanksgiving shooting outside the Trotter Convention Center downtown is in custody.

Presley blasts Net Neutrality ruling during Exchange Club speech

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The news that the Federal Communications Commission had voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal "net neutrality" broke just as Brandon Presley was preparing to speak to the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday at Lion Hills Center.

MUW robbery suspect who assaulted employee still at-large

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are searching for the suspect in a Wednesday night robbery on Mississippi University for Women's campus.

Big cat sleepover: Cedarhill holds fundraising raffle for second year in a row

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a hill in Caledonia where, at night, people can hear the growls, barks and occasional roars of lions, tigers and the many other animals that call Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary Home.

 

Short chase with deputies ends in wreck

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County deputies have a suspect in custody after a brief chase that ended when the suspect crashed into a fence and a parked car.

 

Columbus man arrested for alleged assault on ex-girlfriend

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Some Communiversity programming plans unveiled

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several speakers at a Wednesday morning update meeting told local government and business leaders the Communiversity is being built to train workers for the jobs of tomorrow.

Y accepting sealed bids for Camp Pratt

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Frank P. Phillips YMCA Board of Trustees is taking sealed bids for the purchase of Camp Henry Pratt, its 70-acre recreational facility that has been the highlight of the summer for generations of kids as far back as the 1930s.

Woman acquitted of DHS bomb threat arrested for malicious mischief

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Felony malicious mischief is the latest in a string of legal troubles for a Columbus woman recently acquitted of making threatening phone calls to the Department of Human Services.

'Where are the sheep?': Show-stealing 'Luke' and 'Jordan' soon to arrive for Memorial Funeral Home Nativity scene

Posted 12/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every year when the calendar hits December, Memorial Funeral Home gets calls about whether it will stage its Nativity scene. Every year, the answer is the same.

Local lawmakers differ on education funding

Posted 12/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area legislators at an education town hall meeting in Columbus Tuesday evening responded to a range of questions about education with conflicting solutions, all of which involved either cuts or increases in spending on schools.

Man arrested for apartment burglary

Posted 12/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home.

Columbus police chief retiring at year's end

Posted 12/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis submitted a letter to city leaders Monday announcing his intent to retire at the end of the month.

 

State legislators to speak at Chamber-sponsored education town hall tonight

Posted 12/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce invites the public to an Education Town Hall with legislators this evening.

 

SPED parent speaks at school board meeting

Posted 12/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parent of a special needs child in the Columbus Municipal School District spoke to the board for the second time this year to complain about what he believes is the district's mishandling of his son's educational needs.

Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition

Posted 12/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the sale of the Randolph Lipscomb property on the corner of Sixth Street and Third Avenue North is to be completed, the old house where the late Columbus attorney lived and practiced law will have to go.

Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals

Posted 12/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 110 local families in Adopt-a-Family, the United Way of Lowndes County's venture to provide Christmas presents for needy families, only five still need businesses to purchase their Christmas gifts.

Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Coleman has always moved comfortably in and out of the black community of Columbus.

 

Special education at CMSD: Becoming an advocate

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The day Qua Austin's daughter started kindergarten at Union Academy, the "girly girl" with big red bow on her head couldn't have been more excited.

 

Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Mississippi Department of Education have been in and out of classrooms in Columbus since November, checking on all 472 students with special education needs in the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

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