COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Work program absentees cause concern

Posted 12/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County officials are trying to determine how to enforce court-ordered community service.

War hero honored during graveside service

Posted 12/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Retired Lt. Col. Lowell D. Scales told his daughter, Charlotte Black, that the day he sold the plane he built was the saddest day of his life.

Armed robbery case ends in mistrial

Posted 12/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An armed robbery trial in which a city councilman's son testified as a key witness ended in a mistrial Friday after three jurors had to be excused from duty one day into the trial.

CPD seeks increased community input

Posted 12/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has a desperate need for community input to help move forward on several pending homicide cases.

Shifting to local: Coffee shop rebrands after getting new owner

Posted 12/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cups of coffee from Beans and Cream at the Shops at Brickerton are snuggled in brown coffee cup sleeves hand stamped with "B&C Coffeehouse & Creamery" in black ink.

 

No big shake-ups expected from IP-Weyerhaeuser sale

Posted 12/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When International Paper announced Thursday it had completed a $2.2 billion purchase of seven facilities owned by Weyerhaeuser, including two mills in Lowndes County, it was big news in the pulp/paper industry.

 

Accessory suspect accuses victim's friend in murder

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of two Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigators in Paul Vega's wrongful arrest case against the county includes a transcript of a conversation where Vega was accused of assisting in the July 2015 murder of Manuel Vasquez.

 

IP completes purchase of Weyerhaeuser facilities

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Memphis-based International Paper announced today it has completed its purchase of seven Weyerhaeuser facilities, including a pair of mills in Lowndes County.

 

 

Lowndes supervisors hire new CFO

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday to hire Golden Triangle Regional Waste Management Assistant Director Lloyd Price as the county's new chief financial officer.

 

Murder, arson case ends in mistrial

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After four hours of jury deliberation failed to produce a verdict, Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard declared a mistrial Wednesday in the capital murder and arson trial of Traveil Hicks.

CMSD special education committee formed

Posted 12/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After an initially tepid volunteer response, Columbus Municipal School District's special education advisory committee has a full roster and has already met.

Murder, arson trial begins for Lowndes teen

Posted 11/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a trial at the Lowndes County Circuit Court on Tuesday, 19-year-old Shae Boykin testified that, on Aug. 14, 2014, her then boyfriend Traveil Hicks told her he murdered 46-year-old Gwen Roberson.

Lowndes man arrested for child molestation

Posted 11/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a Steens man in custody on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation.

Man gets 30 years for impregnating teen relative

Posted 11/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man was sentenced to 30 years on Tuesday for a count of sexual battery involving a minor relative.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Boykin claims self defense in lawsuit response

Posted 11/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin is telling through federal court records his story of what happened the night he shot and killed Ricky Ball.

Presley: Southern Cross must benefit state

Posted 11/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Southern Cross Transmission inches closer to submitting an official proposal with the state for a major transmission line project, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said he wants Mississippi to get the most possible benefit.

 

Columbus Christmas Tree Lighting postponed

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus has postponed its annual Christmas Tree Lighting event due to the threat of severe weather.

 

Body of shot teen found at fire site

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have launched a homicide investigation after authorities found a body near a burned car in south Columbus early this morning.

Salvation Army Angel Tree provides gifts, warms hearts

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first blush, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program might seem like a pretty simple affair.

Clay County native, veteran starting organic cattle farm

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout 23 years of service in the United States Air Force, Clay County native Leroy Alford always had one plan - to move back to the land where he grew up outside West Point.

 

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