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Operatic soprano to present recital Friday at MUW

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A guest artist recital featuring Susan Williams, soprano, and Kevin Chance on piano is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Four now vying for CMSD board posts

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth applicant is now seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School Board.

John Dickerson, legendary coach, dies at 86

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Dickerson, a Columbus native who instilled character in an untold number of young people and who also played a quiet, but important, role in integration during a historic career as an educator and coach, died Monday.

Authorities: Child's death was murder

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in custody for murder in the Monday morning shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

Young to retire from East Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who has led East Mississippi Community College forward in the 21st century has announced his retirement.

 

Three vying for city school board posts

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council now has three names to consider in filling a pair of vacancies on the Columbus Municipal School District board.

 

Marchers remember, build upon King's legacy

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 11 a.m., as the sun neared its highest point and the day became unseasonably warm, a crowd of marchers departed from Missionary Union Baptist Church. They marched to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Baptist hosting blood drive in Columbus

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will hold a community blood drive in the hospital's Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Four arrested after firing at police

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested four suspects after someone allegedly shot at officers early Sunday morning.

 

 

Lowndes child dies from gunshot wound

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County boy is dead following a shooting incident at his home Monday morning.

 

Photo: Volunteers for MLK Day

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Rayford, left, and Alicia Chandler, right, help hang clothes at the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Saturday as a volunteer project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

PBS NewsHour's Main Street visits Columbus

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They stood out at the ribbon cutting. Amidst the crowd of local media clamoring to get a photo of Governor Phil Bryant as he opened Yokohama Boulevard, three journalists were not from a local outlet, or even a Mississippi media group.

Grassroots movement seeks legalized marijuana

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi organization is formally seeking signatures on a petition for a ballot initiative measure that would legalize and regulate cannabis and industrial hemp throughout the state.

 

Weyerhaeuser pays $37K fine for air pollution

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Columbus pulp mill is paying a $37,500 civil fine for exceeding emissions limits during a 2013 test.

 

 

Steel Dynamics contractor to pay $61K fine

Posted 1/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contractor for the Steel Dynamics mill in Columbus is paying a $61,867 civil fine for environmental violations relating to hazardous waste and emergency readiness.

 

Ridge Road home lost to Friday morning blaze

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County family lost their home Friday morning.

Brown-Wright urges crowd to continue MLK's message

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Flonzie Brown-Wright, Mississippi native, Civil Rights activist and former aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visited Columbus and spoke at a prayer breakfast at Stephens Chapel M.B. Church on Saturday morning.

Partnership between entrepreneur, Columbus garment factory has been life-saver for both

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Cathy Griffith and Rich Coachys, there is no sound more beautiful than the collective whir of 100-plus sewing machines.

Five now vying for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk is now a five-person contest after three Republicans qualified to run.

 

GTRA head asks Lowndes Co. for westbound flights funds

Posted 1/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to commit $125,000 toward an incentive package that Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey said is needed to help secure westbound air service for the airport.

 

 

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