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Man who shot brother to serve eight years in MDOC

Posted 3/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to shooting his brother will spend eight years in prison for aggravated assault.

 

Slimantics: Passing the WorkKeys

Posted 3/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 8:25 Thursday morning, test proctor Terry Logan escorted eight people from the lobby at East Mississippi Community College to a classroom equipped with desktop computers, a calculator and pencil and paper.

Planting a seed: Coding Academy students teach fifth graders basic coding skills

Posted 3/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday morning the auditorium at Franklin Elementary School was filled with the chatter of students -- and the buzzing of robots those students helped program.

Cargile out; Chapman interim head of CHS

Posted 3/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees has appointed an interim principal for Columbus High School, following the apparent departure of three-year principal Lori Cargile.

Kratom banned in Caledonia

Posted 3/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday, Caledonia Mayor Mitch Wiggins provided notice to stores in town of a new ordinance banning the sale or possession of Kratom, which is commonly sold in convenience stores as a pain relief/energy supplement.

Community Counseling seeks to treat underlying causes of addiction

Posted 3/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Keenyn Wald, director of Alcohol and Drug Services at Community Counseling Center in Columbus, believes it takes more than quitting "cold-turkey" to overcome addiction.

Community-Based Recovery Committee forming in Columbus

Posted 3/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer coordinators, religious leaders and other community leaders will soon have the opportunity to join a local committee directing recovery efforts in the wake of the Feb. 23 tornado and subsequent flooding.

Caledonia Elementary SPED students partner with 4th graders in Challenge of Champions

Posted 3/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At Caledonia Elementary School on Wednesday, 19 students in the school's special education department became champions.

Lawrence: Weather damage assessments to be completed Friday

Posted 3/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just how much monetary damage a Feb. 23 tornado and days of flooding caused is still being determined as city, county and state officials continue to coordinate recovery and assessment efforts.

City discusses 'dire' finances behind closed doors

Posted 3/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen heard a report on the "dire" state of city finances behind closed doors Tuesday night, claiming the issue was an "investigative" matter.

CPD investigator fired for misconduct

Posted 3/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police investigator is out of a job after he drove a city vehicle to apply for employment in another town while he was on duty.

High water levels stymie river traffic

Posted 3/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a quiet week along the Tombigbee River. The familiar sight of barges moving up and down the waterway is strangely absent and the routine of loading and unloading at the Lowndes County Port has slowed to a trickle.

Nearly 70 turn out for Airbus job fair

Posted 3/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Danika Meeks has been a stay-at-home mother for 13 years. Tuesday, she sat in the lobby at the Columbus Airbus facility awaiting a job interview with company supervisors.

Man gets 20 years for sexual battery

Posted 3/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man arrested three years after he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman pleaded guilty to the assault in Lowndes County Circuit Court last week.

Supes consider abandoning section of overgrown road in New Hope

Posted 3/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted during its regular meeting Monday to hold a public hearing about abandoning a section of Old Yorkville Road South that hasn't been maintained for years.

 

No foul play suspected in woman's death at Regal Inn

Posted 3/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the Regal Inn in Columbus.

 

Monday profile: Eads provides a shelter for animals in need

Posted 3/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are very few animals in need that Pam Eads will turn away. Her 12-acre property has become home for chickens, rescue horses, stray cats, dogs, goats and even peacocks.

Volunteer firefighters needed in Lowndes County

Posted 3/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 22, Joseph Stoll, a senior at Mississippi State University, is the youngest fire chief in Lowndes County.

Photo: Plymouth Road washout repaired

Posted 3/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After almost a week, the road washout on Plymouth Road near Miller Lane has been filled temporarily.

New Hope man gets 50 years for shooting deputies

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marion Coscia had been worried about his son, New Hope resident Kenneth Coscia, for several weeks leading up to the day Kenneth Coscia shot two Lowndes County Sheriff's deputies in 2014.

 

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