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Juneteenth organizers may cancel festival

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Juneteenth organizers wanting to sell beer at the annual event are claiming they are victims of pure-grain politics.

Steel Dynamics making $100 million expansion in Lowndes

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steel Dynamics is undertaking a $100 million expansion at its Lowndes County facility, a move company officials say will add 40 new positions.

Caledonia student gets free car for college

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christian Gray is having a good week. At Caledonia High School on Monday he sat with his fellow seniors and listened to a used car salesman speak.

Council appoints 3 to Historic Commission

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A late applicant effectively saved the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission from temporarily losing its authority to act.

$5K reward offered for arson info

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews says his department is willing to pay big bucks to halt a recent rash of suspected arsons.

 

CMSD to host parent input session on grants

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is hosting its annual parent planning and input session Thursday.

 

Local acupuncturist dispels misconceptions

Posted 5/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Clare Mallory O'Nan asked the Rotary Club of Columbus how many of them had tried acupuncture, five people in a room of about 60 raised their hands.

Historic Commission may come up short

Posted 5/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will consider filling Historic Preservation Commission vacancies during its regular meeting at 5 p.m. today in the Municipal Complex.

Area softball legend dies

Posted 5/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teacher and coach who led the New Hope High School softball program to numerous state titles and molded the lives of hundreds of girls has died. Cary Shepherd was 71.

 

Community blood drive is Friday

Posted 5/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

United Blood Services and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will host a blood drive at the hospital's Outpatient Pavilion in the Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

Man struck with bottle, thought it was bullet

Posted 5/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Someone hit a man so hard with a beer bottle early Sunday that the victim believed he had been shot.

 

Lowndes Co. campaign finance reports: Canon leads the way

Posted 5/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A candidate for Lowndes County circuit clerk has raised $30,200 for her campaign, according to campaign contribution forms filed at the courthouse.

Columbus man convicted of first-degree murder

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Lowndes County jury convicted him Friday of first-degree murder.

Columbus entrepreneur files $43.6M bankruptcy

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus entrepreneur and multi-millionaire whose wide-ranging business interests have crossed continents and involved numerous Lowndes County residents through the years is in the midst of a federal bankruptcy case.

 

Lowndes supes give contracts for work at CalStar Building

Posted 5/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors awarded bids on a pair of repair projects at the county-owned CalStar building while tabling a request from the city of Crawford for repaving of the town's walking track.

 

Artist's renderings paint pit bulls in new light

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Artist Aimee Shaw and her husband run the Shaw Pit Bull Rescue Center from their home in New Hope. It's not an easy job, but strange as it may sound, painting helps.

Senator's son arrested on felony drug charges

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County authorities arrested the son of state senator Charles Younger on a felony drug warrant Tuesday.

40-year sentence for stabbing death

Posted 5/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Distraught mother Delores Temple can't bring her son back to life, but she found the strength to face his convicted killer and speak her mind.

 

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